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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

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Address: Via Museo 43, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
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+39 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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Brilliant Ice Man exhibition

I can vaguely remember hearing of the Ice Man's mummified body being discovered in a melted glacial gully in 1991. I certainly hadn't remembered that, incredibly, it was over... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Verona, Italy
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Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can vaguely remember hearing of the Ice Man's mummified body being discovered in a melted glacial gully in 1991. I certainly hadn't remembered that, incredibly, it was over 5,000 years old or realised that scientific research could uncover so much about him and his life. This exhibition is absolutely fascinating, building up an amazingly full picture of his life... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Balzano (Bozen, IT, South Tyrol) to enjoy a mountain side out of town hotel (there are many very nice ones there) and also to see Otzi, the iceman. The entire museum is extraordinary however more so where the display and interpretation of prehistoric man is concerned. In this area of interest, they are nonpareil.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This really is a great visit. Five star knowledge gain about the Iceman about mans early skills, these are amazing! The museum is as well laid out as any we have ever visited well worth missing a days sking in the Dolomites for. The town itself is also well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not a big museum but we learnt a lot about Otzi the iceman. We learnt about his diet, the clothes he wore, his physique and how he could have died. I think the size of the museum is just right for kids as it's not too big and there are sections of interactive displays where my kids had fun... More 

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Thank Eileen C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the museum, because the IceMan is there. That is all I remember of the place. He is frozen on a slab, and they discovered so much in almost perfect condition that is on display. The ice really preserved his body.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there to see the display of Otzi, the Ice Man - or as our guide called him - 'Frozen Fritz'! The display was the best explained collection of artefacts I have ever seen. We were able to see all aspects of his life/work in original and replicated form. The recreated model of him was astonishing. Then to read... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Bolzano specifically to see "The Ice Man". This museum did not disappoint! The displays and artifacts were just as interesting as Otzi. They keep him well preserved in an chilled environment. It is truly an incredible sight!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

my children wouldn't expect else. when you enter in history the knowledge grows up and this museum is the example of how it should be. to return in summer season

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

I did not expect to come out of this exhibit as enthusiastic as I was. Really kudos for a well put together museum. Fascinating to see the mummy and all that was discovered around it and about it. A must when visiting Bozen!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

A wonderful museum providing fascinating information about Otzi and his life and times. Would have preferred being able to see Otzi through a larger window, but we were lucky to be there without many other people so we could spend the time we wanted to spend at the window looking at him. Truly amazing.

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