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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  • We went here purely on the recommendation of TripAdvisor reviews, and are glad we did. When I first entered, I read something that said that the discovery would lead to an endless amount of research, ...  more »
  • With a day that had temperatures in the 40's (single digit Celsius), my (little) ski group headed into Bolzano (Bozen) to see the "Iceman" (Otzi). This was my second visit, the first being about 17 ye...  more »
  • If you're nearby Bolzano this museum is a must, suitable if you have school-age children and beyond. You will be catapulted back 5000 years to review figure of €7 per ticket. ICEMAN.
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