South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Bolzano

Meet Ötzi, the world's oldest natural human mummy from 3300 BCE, at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. This archaeological museum also houses his gear, including the world's oldest complete Copper Age axe, a fire lighting kit, quiver loaded with 12 arrows, flint knife with sheath, and some clothing. Study models, reconstructions, and multimedia presentations to learn more about the early history of the southern alpine region. Entertain children with the museum's interactive activities. The top floor features a changing exhibit about some aspect of South Tyrolean archaeology. To take a one-hour guided tour, book in advance. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Bolzano holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Beautiful museum completely focused on Icemen or better known as Otzi. I recommend the audio guide, really well done. Absolutely to book online tickets to avoid endless queues at the ticket office (paid 18th two adults and 1 child, audio guide 3 euros cad.)
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  • Monothematic but well realized and equally well maintained It is necessary, however, to establish an entrance for non-group visitors.
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  • I love this place because everything is so interesting! It is unusual to be able to understand how we lived 3000 years ago. The only point I did not like was the lay out. There should be in a sort if timeline to follow along the wall with dare of the happening. In order to give a more clear time frame of the development.
  • Wonderful exhibit on Otzi, the iceman. They make this incredible discovery of the 5000+ year old man and bring to life his world. Great job of visualizing the science and making enjoyable for everyone. Interesting videos and the signage is fabulous in length so not too much at one time. Keeps crowd moving and making a lot of information able to be retained. Really enjoyed.
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