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“Nice museum dedicated to Otzi Man”

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
Ranked #2 of 185 things to do in Bolzano
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 4, 2014

The museum is well laid out with descriptive in several languages. Seeing his tools and clothes was fantastic and the reproduction is well done. Our only criticism is the new information is added at the end so that you are misled and it's a bit confusing. But, it is still worth a trip.

Thank happpycamper
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

We brought the kids over from Canazei for a day off from climbing via ferratas, hoping the exhibit of Otzi would be worth the drive & cost. We were not disappointed- even in a country with more than their share of architectural masterpieces form antiquity to current works. Most of this gem has well thought out and presented material on the region & the Ladin people, but the staging of Otzi in the context of his time & place along with the science behind it was a good reflection of the new style of museum design & construction. These folks nailed it.

Thank john w
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Family and I took the train from Munich through the Bremmer pass just to visit Bolzano and the "Iceman." The museum is well laid out and we were quite surprised with some of the ages of the museum pieces (old!) We went 2 days after Christmas and had the museum to ourselves. The Iceman is very impressive to see and his belongings too. Highly recommend a visit if in town.

Thank Matte0
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

We arrived in Bolzano late afternoon on the train from Venenzia in a cold persistant rain.and found our Bed & Breakfast close to the train station. We decided to walk to the main plaza with the intention of seeing if the museum was open - it was and we ended up spending several hours reading about the Iceman whose story I had followed closely from the time he was found in 1992. Museum turned out to be a pleasant surprise and enjoyable few hours on a cold rainy day. The stories related to the Iceman, his finding, the later discoveries, the scientific data, and of course the display of the actual iceman in his special controlled freezer along with all the artifacts found on and with him made for a fascinating few hours.

Thank Oscar R
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

As this museum is the biggest in the city I took time to visit it.

I have to say I have been a bit desappointed, a lot of riding but poor in discovery and proper items !

Really interactive and i really think that is perfect for families.

Try to go there really early in the morning as when I leave the place in middle morning it was an absolute riculous waiting time to go in !

2  Thank Aurore_French
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