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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  • August 16, 2017
    The Museum focuses on the figure of the man found in the ice the Iceman and reconstructs the investigations that have been carried out on the Mummy. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • August 16, 2017
    I'm not generally a fan of museums, I usually find they fall into one of two categories; 'old and stuffy' or 'for kids'. The Museum of Archaeology is neither of those, it falls into a new third catego...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Beautiful Museum for what little we could see! Entrance at 5-10. At six we had completed the first floor of the Museum (developed on three floors) when we try to climb on the second floor we are blocked by staff who says the Museum is closed. You can imagine my face of my relatives and children that were with us the entire room is shocked more than half who made the entry with us did not even could see the Mummy. I find it disrespectful and a scam legalized. Never felt so bad in a museum. Some advice I would give is don't come in after 4 you would only see the grand staircase of the entrance otherwise
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