To see the legendary Iceman Ötzi you have to travel to Bolzano.
Image gallery: South Tyrol Museum of Archeology
He is considered to be one of the most famous citizens of South Tyrol. The Archeology Museum of Bolzano shows interesting archeological findings from the surroundings and sometimes there are also special exhibitions attracting a large number of visitors.
However, THE attraction of the museum is of course the Iceman, called Ötzi. The couple Simon from Nuremberg discovered the well-preserved mummy in 1991 at the Hauslabjoch. He is considered to be 5,300 years old and since the day of his finding, investigations and researches have been under way. The Iceman is “lodged” in a seperate chamber.
First the Mummy of the Similaun glacier caused a controversy between Austria and Italy. Of course both states insisted on the mummy and finally the Iceman has been laid to rest in Bolzano.
whole-year Tuesdays - Sundays from 10 am - 6 pm
In July, August and December and on holidays open also on Mondays. Closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25.
On December 24th and 31st the museum closes at 3 pm.
phone +39 0471 320100