South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Bolzano

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and many more Bolzano attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bolzano trip tool.
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  • If you want the best, safest (related to Covid) experience to visit the archeological museum, go to the museum's website, then under "guided tour-adults" book a 50-minute private tour. This allows... 
    If you want the best, safest (related to Covid) experience to visit the archeological museum, go to the museum's website, then under "guided tour-adults" book a 50-minute private tour. This allows...  more »
  • The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology is the home of the preserved body of Ötzi also known as the Iceman (approximately 5300 years old). In fact, the museum was specifically established in 1998 to... 
    The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology is the home of the preserved body of Ötzi also known as the Iceman (approximately 5300 years old). In fact, the museum was specifically established in 1998 to...  more »
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  • Family-friendly design makes this museum one of the best I have ever visited. You spiral up a sloping walkway as you travel back through history to discovery how the world has changed since the Ötzi man's heyday. Good lightning and signage make for an informative visit with a great ambience.
  • Tons of information given about almost every aspect of the ice man! I read it all and also looked at the poor guys frozen body. It was €9 for entry which I thought was a bit expensive at first but I stayed in there, fascinated, for around 1.5 hours and felt it was definitely worth the money afterwards. The ingenuity of old world clothing is seriously impressive. Its difficult to walk in the snow and cold even with our modern material technology at times, so how they did it back then is bewildering

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