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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Via Museo 43, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
+39 0471 320100
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All reviews on display his life his clothes old man audio guide top floor small window two hours south tyrol viewing window bronze age mummified body multiple languages couple of hours second floor well worth the visit mummy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum walks you through how Otzi was discovered and everything we have learned from his DNA and the things he had with him. This discovery changed what we knew about the Copper Age, the Neolithic Period and life for humans 5000+ years ago. It...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Shelleyash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I attended this museum with my family having followed the story of Otzis’ discovery since the 1990’s. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life to see the real body of Otzi, through the tiny window to his refrigerated room. The artifacts found...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Filomena C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is worth the visit if you are in Bolzano. The exhibits are well presented in Italian, German, and English. I didn't care to look at the body of Urtzi, but I did enjoy seeing the tools and clothing he was found with. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Emera65
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

Small, well-designed museum focusing on the Ice Man. Explanations in English, German, Italian. Fascinating science, easy to understand.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Happy_Travails_Inc
Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our visit to see the ice man. The museum kept adults, a 7 year old and a 10 year old occupied. Very interesting exhibits. Thoroughly recommend

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RoseandThistle
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Take time to read the descriptions (in several languages). So much has been learned from this one person who came to a violent end and was encased in ice with his tools and clothing. Amazing seeing his mummy and connecting to the past 5000 years...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

This small but fascinating museum holds the 'Iceman' and all the items that was found with him. Extremely well presented artefacts with well chosen explanations in English (text and sound) as well as German and Italian. Small children, students and adults all seemed to be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert M
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

We visited with our 3 children (8-10yo). The museum is well organized to show Ötzi and the many artifacts found with him. The museum combines this with information about the discovery and related activities for kids to engage. Easily manageable with kids and worth the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank griffiin01
Reviewed January 4, 2019

We were in Bolzano for a few hours but we made sure we spent time in this museum so we could see Otzi. The museum is fascinating, it has 3 floors dedicated to the discovery of and research into the Ice Man, now known as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KrispyPlymouth
Reviewed December 16, 2018

While in Bolzano, we decided to go to the Otzi Museum. I am not a great fan of museums, but went along with the group. But I must admit, I found it fascinating. Maybe not Otzi himself so much, but the artefacts that have lasted...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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September 20, 2016|
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Response from misterperfect | Reviewed this property |
It's not crowded and there is zero risk of a sell out so you should just buy at the museum.
March 14, 2016|
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Response from RachelJ67 | Reviewed this property |
Don't miss the museum. We were there for about two hours. It wasn't at all crowded and we had plenty of time to enjoy all the exhibits. The old city center is beautiful, plenty of lovely shops and cafes. Enjoy your stay.