in the heart of the South Tyrolean Mountains and Dolomites

in the heart of the South Tyrolean Mountains and Dolomites

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.

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 2.265 m.

Thus LUMEN makes a great contribution to profiting from the region’s potential all year round and adds value to all of its surroundings. With the trinity of exhibition - event space - alpine cuisine LUMEN erects a monument in the honour of mountain photography — multifaceted and extraordinary, just like the mountains themselves


  • Curator & Artistic Direction

    Manfred Schweigkofler

  • Content Curators

    Dr. Richard Piock, Dr. Martin Kofler, Beat Gugger

  • Architecture

    Gerhard Mahlknecht, Stefano D'Elia, EM2 Architekten & Giò Forma, Milano

  • Interior Architecture and Exhibit Design

    Giò Forma, Milano

  • Graphic Design


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