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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

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Address: Via Museo 43, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Phone Number: 0471 320100
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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 the Iceman...fascinating

We were lucky as we visited the museum on a holiday when somehow many people thought the museum would be closed.It was a fascinating exhibition and very well laid out.The whole... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were lucky as we visited the museum on a holiday when somehow many people thought the museum would be closed.It was a fascinating exhibition and very well laid out.The whole story about the Iceman was excellently presented and we were enthralled.We spent about three hours in the museum which is great for all ages.We wanted to go back again... More 

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Bolzano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What I liked the most is that the museum not only talks about Ötzi and his way of life, but also about how as science evolves we are able to know more and more about him.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great little museum. Otzi is the main attraction and our family spent almost 3 hours enjoying his exhibit. My two boys, 11 and 16 both were enthralled with everything they saw. Super family afternoon!

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry with Bolzano card. Informative exhibits. Kids chill out section in basement. Good interactive section too.

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting museum centered around Ötze the mummified Copper Age man found 3200 m high in the Dolomites. As there is still a lot of research going on around the man and his posessions, the displays, movies and charts try to illustrate the results of this research. They have the mummy on display in a cooling chamber. In high season... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really interesting exhibition about the 5300 year old man who was discovered about 25 years ago. Descriptions in three languages, and you can actually see his mummified body. Just don't go when it's raining as there are long queues to get in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is located in a very strange location in the city center but is very nice. The museum itself is about an hour worth of entertainment and has things for the kids to see. You get to see the actual mummy inside. The parking was a nightmare so pay for a spot and walk there. The price was 9... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum as you can see Otzi, a well preserved mummy from the Copper Age. Although, you cannot take a photo of the actual mummy, you can go to the third floor and take a picture of a video of Otzi. The museum also has exhibits of things that Otzi was carrying before he was killed. A... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good and educational museum about Otzi the 5300 years old mummy. Is was very interesting to see the mummy and his belongings that he carried with him. Our teenagers loved it as well. You can make reservations on the website of the museum, saves some queuing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been fascinated by the story of Otzi, The Iceman for several years. In fact, the only reason we put Bolzano on our vacation itinerary (sorry, Bolzano) was so we could visit the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. We were not disappointed. While there are now facsimiles of Otzi at other museums in the world, Bolzano is the home... More 

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