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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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Had I not read the Tripadvisor reviews in advance of our trip, I would not have bothered with this museum. After all, it's a mummified, frozen body right? Wrong! It's a large... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Banstead, United Kingdom
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Banstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had I not read the Tripadvisor reviews in advance of our trip, I would not have bothered with this museum. After all, it's a mummified, frozen body right? Wrong! It's a large, custom built museum, housing one of the most astonishing finds in modern times - and one that re-wrote history. The story is amazing enough, but the painstaking reconstruction... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My girlfriend has longed to go here ever since Otzi became Otzi. And what a hot date it turned out to be, poor old Otzi was melting with the looking that as going on. I did not feel left out as i was even useful on this date by continualy standing in the queue for her, (it wasnt very busy).

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were not sure how large this museum was nor how many exhibits it would contain, so we planned other activities that day. However, once we entered, we realized we would be there a while. Many varied exhibits encompassing 4 floors. I think the children of other patrons who were age 10 and up enjoyed the experience. I would hesitate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was amazing! It was everything I had hoped it would be. As a teacher of ancient world history, Otzi was on my bucket list! We took the train up here from Venice with the sole purpose of coming to the Museum to see Otzi. It did not disappoint. Not only was I able to view the mummy in... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ever since I saw a documentary on TV, I wanted to come and meet Ötzi. What a discovery that changed history. This museum is a compassionate tribute to this mysterious Man of ice who keeps on capturing people. We will never get to know everything about him, but finding new pieces of this puzzle must be very exciting. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing explanation! Very atrative and helpful. Fantastic!! We intend to return soon with the children! The body of the Ötzi is very interative for children and adults.

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Halmstad, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent exhibition for both kids and adults. Ötzi is of course the thing, and the display of him and not the least his belongings was very well done. The gift shop was a bit short on souvenirers for kids though

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

Could not believe this. It was so amazing. could not take all of the information in at once and dearly love to go back. The history behind this "find" is something you would think was in a novel. Otzi's story was remarkable. The sheer skill and delicate way in which the artifacts have been chronicled, preserved and shown is stunning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Özi is a unique finding of great interest and the museum has made the most of it. Every item that was found with the body is displayed and described in an interesting way.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was custom-built for Ötzi, the Ice Man found in a glacier in the Alps in 1991. The permanent collection is focussed entirely on this, explaining the background of the man found in the ice, the equipment he was carrying (and the hints it gives as to his social status), his state of health, the (presumed) circumstances of his... More 

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