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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

., 39100 Bolzano, Italy
0471 320100
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Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in Bolzano
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The exhibition of the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology consists of a collection of the most important archaeological findings of South Tyrol, like... more » Owner description: The exhibition of the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology consists of a collection of the most important archaeological findings of South Tyrol, like the world famous chalcolithic ice mummy called "Ötzi, the Iceman" who was found with all his belongings on the glacier in 1991. « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was a fantastic exhibit to tour. Well worth the drive from Germany while visiting our son. The museum was so worth it.

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portland, or
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The museum is well laid out with descriptive in several languages. Seeing his tools and clothes was fantastic and the reproduction is well done. Our only criticism is the new information is added at the end so that you are misled and it's a bit confusing. But, it is still worth a trip.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We brought the kids over from Canazei for a day off from climbing via ferratas, hoping the exhibit of Otzi would be worth the drive & cost. We were not disappointed- even in a country with more than their share of architectural masterpieces form antiquity to current works. Most of this gem has well thought out and presented material on... More

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Phoenix AZ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Family and I took the train from Munich through the Bremmer pass just to visit Bolzano and the "Iceman." The museum is well laid out and we were quite surprised with some of the ages of the museum pieces (old!) We went 2 days after Christmas and had the museum to ourselves. The Iceman is very impressive to see and... More

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Flower Mound, Texas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We arrived in Bolzano late afternoon on the train from Venenzia in a cold persistant rain.and found our Bed & Breakfast close to the train station. We decided to walk to the main plaza with the intention of seeing if the museum was open - it was and we ended up spending several hours reading about the Iceman whose story... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

As this museum is the biggest in the city I took time to visit it. I have to say I have been a bit desappointed, a lot of riding but poor in discovery and proper items ! Really interactive and i really think that is perfect for families. Try to go there really early in the morning as when I... More

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Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The museum is well-organized, very educational. The text are in Italian, German and English. Very nice and relaxing experience, yet full of archaeological, medical, forensic facts. A good place for children and adults. The only negative thing was a grumpy lady collecting the entrance fees. We will forget about her and remember the interesting story of a prehistoric man. We... More

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We were taken to Bolzano, and particularly the museum, as part of a Christmas package tour organised by Titan tours. The museum is entirely dedicated to exhibiting Otzi and to telling his story. We were spell-bound during our entire visit. All the artefacts collected at the site where Otzi was found in the glacier are displayed alongside very clear and... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This musuem revolves around the well-preserved mummy of a prehistoric man found, together with his equipment, on the Italian Alps in the early 90's. This museum is just great, you will learn a lot and it will be fun! 9 euros well spent.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We visited the museum on Saturday and was really surprised to see a line of 25 people in front of us waiting for the entrance to it. The line moved forward slow and we waited for about 20 minutes. The museum has three levels and wholly designed to show the importance of discovery of the Iceman – Otzi. There were... More

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