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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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Otzi, the Iceman

The most riveting and fascinating exhibition I've seen. A triumph of international research and cooperation

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Hampshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The most riveting and fascinating exhibition I've seen. A triumph of international research and cooperation

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Constanta, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The museum staff has managed to create a prehistoric atmosphere around the ice man discovered in 1991 in the Alps. I remarked that he is very well preserved.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Loved this museum. Otzi is in good hands. Have on display all that was found with him such as his bow, arrows, quiver, clothes, ax and flint.

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Spangdahlem, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Ice Man Museum is a must see. It will open your eyes and mind to an age one can only dream about. It is very educational. I found it amazing the technology that he had available to him at the time. If you are near Bolzano, Italy it is a must see. It also has an interactive area with... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was not sure how they would make a whole museum out of one find, but they did a great job with it. The Ice Man was a unique find, and they did a great job of presenting the mystery of the Ice Man. It really is amazing how much they learned from this case, and they made it very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Museum was interesting. If you are in bolzano worth a visit. I don't think it's interesting enough for a special trip. Good signage in English.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Loved every bit of this interesting exhibit. The presentation and the intimacy of the objects on display were amazing.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Visited here on a lovely hot June day. It was very busy inside but the exhibition on Otzi was fantastic and so interesting. A lot of thought had obviously been put in to the exhibition. It flowed very well and was full of information. Definitely worth a visit. And of course, the town of Bolzano was a spectacular place to... More 

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Versailles, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My husband, son and I have been staying in Innsbruck and decided to take a day trip down into Italy "just because". Whilst searching for a town to visit and something to do I found this museum in Bolzano. Being a history major at university, having worked as an archaeologist and about to start a Masters in genealogy and other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is an amazing place, very well setup in terms if layout, displays, concise but informative information in multiple languages, etc. I read about Otzi and the 5000 preserved body, but nothing matches seeing the place in person. Totally worth the trip and visit. My 8 and 12 years old enjoyed the visit also more than I expected!

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Address: 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0471 320100
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Trentino-Alto Adige  >  South Tyrol Province  >  Bolzano

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