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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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Incredible Museum

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a very nice way to spend an afternoon. The exhibit is very detailed and impressive, including descriptions of the history up to the discovery of Otzi, video footage of the discovery and interviews, and various artifacts from the age of Otzi. The mummy itself is absolutely amazing; I haven't seen anything like it in any other museum.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ötzi, the 5,000 year old freeze dried mummy discovered in 1991 near Bolzano, is kept here and can be see through a glass window, looking very much like the pictures at the time of his discovery. The four level exhibition is really well done and sets forth most of the scientific discoveries about this exceptional find. It is a must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very well arranged museum over 4 floors detailing how Otzi was found and is preserved, insights into the day-to-day life of a human at the end of the late Stone Age, the media storm surrounding him and lots of science detailing over 20 years research into Otzi, his clothing and objects that were found nearby. You can also see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

They have done a marvelous job of exhibiting the clothing, survival materials and weapons, all of which you get to see up close and personal. They also do a great job of explaining how they have learned what they have learned about the 5,000+ year-old frozen man found in the Alps near Bolzano. Plus, you get to see the frozen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

We took train for day trip from Verona. Easy walk. Andrea our guide at the museum was FANTASTIC! He brought Otzi to life. Highly recommend him. Andrea's English is great and he truly has a gift of storytelling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Enjoiable visit to Otzi world, good reconstruction of his life and death, well done! If you are in town worth a visit!

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