South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Bolzano

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
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. Plan to visit South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology during your Bolzano vacation using our convenient Bolzano trip itinerary builder.
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  • We went to see the Mummy, although not recommended by many locals, given the cold it was (unexpected). Museum built around the Iceman, one true star. else there is almost nothing.
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  • Although very limited in scope, the Ice Man exhibit is very well done as was the exhibit about copper. The amount of research done involving his clothes, weapons and diet is incredible. Well worth a v...  read more »
  • A place of culture, "evolution" that paints the history of life on our planet, not forgetting the risks that threaten on a daily basis. Four are the floors of the Museum, each opens the door to a stage of evolution. Noteworthy taxidermied animals (which you cannot touch) housed in realistic reconstructions of their natural habitat. Very nice is the floor dedicated to science and experimentation where everyone can experience first hand some tools including the gyroscope, pipe etc. Very prepared kids guide explaining the various rooms.
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