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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  • A piece of our history! Modern and interactive museum... amazing!!! A compulsory stop when visiting Bozen.  more »
  • Great museum to learn about the 5000 year old copper man found by a couple of hikers in 1991 in a melted glacier. Such interesting history. Highly recommended.  more »
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  • This was worth visiting. One thing we really liked is that some displays had originally been set up with questions about Otzi that hadn't yet been answered, but they have added new plaques to indicate mysteries that have been solved or clarified since then. It sort of creates a living timeline where you know what wasn't known before, what is known now, and what's yet to be figured out. Seeing the mummy himself is very cool -- pun intended -- and you really are just a couple feet away through a porthole.
  • 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.
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