From 1969 onwards, the castle was repeatedly used as emergency accommodation for schools until this was no longer possible for safety reasons.
In 2004, the South Tyrolean Sparkasse Foundation bought the castle from the bishop’s properties and enabled the town of Bruneck to use it. The mayor at the time, Christian Tschurtschenthaler, was able to convince the extreme mountaineer and adventurer Reinhold Messner to establish one of his museums at Bruneck Castle. After several years of renovation by architect Gerhard Mahlknecht, Reinhold Messner opened his fifth Messner Mountain Museum in 2011.
We are pleased and proud to be part of the history of Schloss Bruneck with our Alpshop Pustrissa.