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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

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Address: 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0471 320100
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The exhibition of the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology consists of a...
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.
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Ötzi!

Quite an assuming little museum from the outside, but a great little jewel on the inside. Well laid out, well organised, very informative; and then there's the highlight: Ötzi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Quite an assuming little museum from the outside, but a great little jewel on the inside. Well laid out, well organised, very informative; and then there's the highlight: Ötzi himself. Well worth the visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Home of the Ice Man. Such an interesting place with lots of information. The displays are well thought out and presented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Highly informative and educational. This museum presents (in an entertaining way) the murder mystery of a man, nicknamed Otzi by the archaeologists. It displays the mummy itself, a life-like wax model, garments, accessories, shoes, tools, weapons, food, and other items which were found near the body. Through these clues, researchers have pieced together what his life could have been like,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Fascinating place! You should go around THE museum definetely with a guide. Don't just look around And leave. There are many things to learn. It is So amazing to See a man from thousands of years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This amazing modern and state-of-the-art museum was conceived and built to house, protect and tell the story of the discovery of Ötzi – the Iceman and it is really a well done and super interesting experience. They seem to have laid out and answered every single question one could have and the exhibits are well designed, informative and are in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fasciinating museum - to see the "iceman" and learn about his life, food, clothing and tools etc Well laid out exhibition. Good information and accessable

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Bolzano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I kindly suggest you to visit the Iceman's museum, there are a plenty of very interesting information concerning Otzi life and it's mysterious death! Information are collected in a such modern way, interactive stands help children and adults to learn Otzi story. The museum offers several update about scientific study in progress on the the mummy. After the visit you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Hidden almost in plain sight the Museum of Archaeology should really be renamed the "Museum of Otzi" (sorry I don't have umlauts on this computer). It was well laid out and everything was easily accessible. The line to see the mummy was not very long and people were patient letting everyone take their time to see this 5500 year old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A very interesting exposition. Definitely worth of visiting! I really admire all the work and effort the archaeologists and other scientists put into research and investigation of Otzi. It is incredible how much we can learn from a 5000-year-old mummy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

What an interesting museum! We enjoyed it so much and couldn't stop talking about our experience for days. We felt it was an inspirational story of scientific cooperation and human curiosity. We walked though the entire museum and then went to see the mummy in the end of our tour, after learning about him from the fascinating exhibition. We highly... More 

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