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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

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Address: Via Museo 43, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Phone Number: +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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There is free wi fi in the museum and a paid app that you can download on your iPhone and use as your tour the museum. It is a great guide and well worth it ( you need... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is free wi fi in the museum and a paid app that you can download on your iPhone and use as your tour the museum. It is a great guide and well worth it ( you need earphones). The exhibits are well thought out and hi tech. There is enough to keep kids interested through out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It really was great. I had feared we would regret another family trip. We have two toddlers and have been ordered out of buildings in cities like Florence because their toddler squeals weakened the antique walls. THIS museum has diaper changing tables. It also as a area on each floor that was tucked away just enough that we could take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very very interesting. A must is to download the app for a guided tour it will not work with blue tooth headphones. You can also rent a iPod touch for 4 euros. It was great and interesting for the whole family. If you are in the area this is a great museum or even for S planned family vacation.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set aside an hour to visit this museum. It continues to evolve; very interesting and worth your time!

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Nowra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If in Bolzano, take the time to see Otzi a rare wet mummy. He is on permanent display at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. An English speaking guide will give fascinating insight into what DNA evidence has revealed, also what animals and plants his clothing and accessories were made from. His chance discovery on 19.9.91 has given scientists a... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Özi story is just amazing. It is incredible how much and good is preserved. Very interesting and in three languages - english, italian and german -

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Seeing otzi himself was what I looked forward to, but actually the mummy is less interesting than I'd imagined. The really fascinating thing was all the objects he carried with him,and how they were made. Really well presented and well explained.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Museum didn't offer much besides a twenty second view of the iceman. Can't take pictures even though he is behind glass in refrigeration. There is quite a long cue to get in and you are quite rushed. The rest of the exhibit is quite dull. Whole time spent inside was twenty minutes. The town feels like any other German city.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Quite interesting to see Ötzi the Ice Man but apart from that there is not much to see. All the information is useful. Pricey for what is on offer, but a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Two hours well spent learning a lot about the poor wandering soul that died over 5'000 years ago. The museum was built specially for this one find. A definite must visit for all ages.

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