Bruneck / Brunico • Seilbahnstraße 10

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About Lumen

Museum of Mountain Photography

Man’s fascination with mountains has been unbroken as long as anyone can
remember. LUMEN gives this fascination a photographic home: located at the
summit of the region Kronplatz (in South Tyrol), 1,800 square metres are dedicated
to mountain photography. Spanning four floors LUMEN offers the possibility to
experience the history of mountain photography from its beginnings until the
present as well as displaying the art of mountain-photographers from all over
the world.
A scientific
approach and entertainment are not contradictions — LUMEN shows historic
pictures and digital innovations, exciting temporary and special exhibitions as
well as spectacular productions. The curated program stands out due to its
interdisciplinary character: alpinism, tourism, politics, spirituality and
history — the subject mountains is examined from different perspectives. The ‚Shutter‘
is a particularly impressive eye-catcher – it is a huge shutter which can be
opened and closed  and therefore can be
used as a projector screen.

Meanwhile, the restaurant ‚AlpiNN‘ combines culinary delights with a
stunning view. An event venue that holds up to 200 people offers space for
seminars, meetings and events. Even the location itself is special: in the heart
of the Dolomites — the „most beautiful natural architecture in the world“ (Le
Corbusier) –  the building of the former
mountain station of the ‚Kronplatz‘- funicular shines resplendent in its modern
look at 2.275 m.