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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Museo 43, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
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Take time to read the descriptions (in several languages). So much has been learned from this one person who came to a violent end and was encased in ice with his tools and clothing. Amazing seeing his mummy and connecting to the past 5000 years...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TravelwithCarol2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small but fascinating museum holds the 'Iceman' and all the items that was found with him. Extremely well presented artefacts with well chosen explanations in English (text and sound) as well as German and Italian. Small children, students and adults all seemed to be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

We visited with our 3 children (8-10yo). The museum is well organized to show Ötzi and the many artifacts found with him. The museum combines this with information about the discovery and related activities for kids to engage. Easily manageable with kids and worth the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank griffiin01
Reviewed 4 January 2019

We were in Bolzano for a few hours but we made sure we spent time in this museum so we could see Otzi. The museum is fascinating, it has 3 floors dedicated to the discovery of and research into the Ice Man, now known as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KrispyPlymouth
Reviewed 16 December 2018

While in Bolzano, we decided to go to the Otzi Museum. I am not a great fan of museums, but went along with the group. But I must admit, I found it fascinating. Maybe not Otzi himself so much, but the artefacts that have lasted...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 406kenp
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Fascinating well laid out and presented museum devoted to an ancient body which emerged from a glacier. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank simmotours
Reviewed 24 November 2018

This museum is solely focused on Otzi, the "iceman" discovered nearby after being frozen in a glacier for more than 5000 years. We had heard his story and were excited to see the museum. Unfortunately no photos are allowed inside, but we thoroughly enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent interpretative museum on the discovery, examination and preservation of of the 5,000 year old Iceman found partially exposed in the Italian Alps. Some of the artefacts found with Otzi have rewritten history. Well worth a visit. Allow 1 -2 hours

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gazrglobal
Reviewed 21 November 2018

I recommend you don't go with a guide, so you can go at your own pace. The audio-guide may be good - but we didn't try it. The signs in English are excellent - but accessing them may be a problem if the museum is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ShortStack12
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We made a special trip to Bolzano from Innsbruck specifically to see the 5,300 year old ‘Iceman” and are glad that we did. It is utterly amazing how well preserved Otzi and his personal belongings are. So much so, in fact that they were able...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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272robinl
20 September 2016|
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Response from misterperfect | Reviewed this property |
It's not crowded and there is zero risk of a sell out so you should just buy at the museum.
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Happygrands
14 March 2016|
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Response from RachelJ67 | Reviewed this property |
Don't miss the museum. We were there for about two hours. It wasn't at all crowded and we had plenty of time to enjoy all the exhibits. The old city center is beautiful, plenty of lovely shops and cafes. Enjoy your stay.
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