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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 is amazing

A fascinating museum dedicated to the ice mummy found in the area in 1991. Very well laid out and absolutely fascinating. The amount of information found from the body and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A fascinating museum dedicated to the ice mummy found in the area in 1991. Very well laid out and absolutely fascinating. The amount of information found from the body and the clothing etc found with him is incredible. The whole story is easy to follow. Great for kids and adults

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Was in Bolzano for sons World Selects hockey tournament -- we heard about Iceman so had to go see him. Believe I paid $17 Euros for two if us. Recommend !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I had heard about the "Ice Man" years ago and had no idea the museum was here in Bolzano. I am so glad I spent the couple of hours finding out about this amazing piece of history. So interesting, and well worth the time and money to see. Very well laid out, and easy to go at your own pace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 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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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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