South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Bolzano: Hours, Address, South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology Reviews: 4.5/5

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Meet here the world’s famous chalcolithic ice mummy called "Ötzi, the Iceman" who was found with all his belongings on the Similaun glacier in 1991. Situated in the city center of Bolzano (pedestrian area), the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology displays the oldest wet mummy in a sophisticated ice cell and shows Neolithic craftmanship in his equipment: the world’s most antique clothes and the hunting equipment with the world's oldest fully preserved copper axe.
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Diego T
Geneva, Switzerland17 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
A trip back in time, visiting a man who lived and died before the pyramids were built. The museum offers great insights and detail about life 5000 years ago.
Written September 13, 2021
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Barbara S
Krakow, Poland1,229 contributions
Aug 2021
The museum presents the story of a real ice man found in the mountains. The mummy itself can be seen in the museum. Truly special experience.
Written September 5, 2021
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Sugarplumcici
Paris, France117 contributions
Aug 2021
Very well-thought out and designed, with interesting (and not too long) displays and exhibits on everything related to the discovery of the ice man. Perfect for any age.
Written August 22, 2021
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy1,572 contributions
Oct 2020
The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology is centered on the iceman "Ötzi" that was discovered in the Alps some decades ago. The mummy itself is visible through a window, in the refrigerated cell where the 5000 year old man is kept.

All artifacts found with the mummy are here too (clothings, shoes, hat, ax, pouch, knife, bow, quiver and arrows, baskets...) and very good explanations are provided in Italian, German and English of each item. Every artifact or any discovery about Ötzi are put into contest of the people life at that time, so the entire museum tells a fascinating history of 3400 years BC.

You cannot take pictures of the mummy, but everything else can be photographed.
At the end of the tour, you find a museum shop, with good books about Ötzi.
Written October 20, 2020
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,706 contributions
Sep 2020
Can only join the positive comments about this Museum. It had the advantage of being built around a single "object" and with a quite modern musicology. Little but accurate text, 3 lingual, extremely instructive, and well structured. Don't let the first impression (ground floor) be too important, it only gets better when you make your way in the upper floors. A must in town (and beyond)
Written September 29, 2020
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Shallwegothere
Ulceby, UK176 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
I was surprised to discover Otzi in Bolzano and wanted to go after remembering his discovery.
The museum is informative with English, Italian and German information boards.
Although I felt sad for him being displayed. His equipment and belongings have been preserved and are remarkable both in technology but people's clear understanding of their environment and equipment for survival. It's truly amazing and I felt humble to realise, this individual had more knowledge than what we hold now, with all our 'technology'. Great place to visit.
Written July 28, 2020
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DdraigGoch1948
Watford, UK208 contributions
Jan 2020
Having climbed in the Otztal Alps on a number of occasions over the years and having unwittingly walked over Otzi's grave, it was good to see him in person and to learn more about him. This is an absolutely fascinating Museum and well worth a visit with so much information it is difficult to take it all in on just one visit.
Written March 3, 2020
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World2014
Siena, Italy31 contributions
Jan 2020
A piece of our history! Modern and interactive museum... amazing!!! A compulsory stop when visiting Bozen.
Written January 18, 2020
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Cruiser778007
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Great museum to learn about the 5000 year old copper man found by a couple of hikers in 1991 in a melted glacier.
Such interesting history. Highly recommended.
Written January 2, 2020
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OriginalBrew
Singapore103 contributions
Dec 2019
Sign up for a guided tour and you will enhance the learning experience of an already wonderful journey to know more about the Ice Man.
Written December 25, 2019
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