Ötzi's museum in Bozen

Do you know the famous Iceman Ötzi? After 5,000 years on the freezing glacier Similaun he has moved to the sunny city Bozen. Meanwhile he has found a new home in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and is considered as one of the most important mummy throughout the world.

In 1991 Ötzi was found by two hikers in the Ötztal Alps and since that time he has fascinated not only scientists, but also visitors from all over the world. Among other things this is due to the fact that the Iceman is a special kind of mummy permitting scientific studies. Moreover the mummification occurred in a natural way and included also the clothing and the equipment of the primeval hunter.

If you would like to know more about Ötzi, you should visit him in the Museum of Archeology in Bozen in South Tyrol. A permanent exhibition with many exciting facts and finds illustrates his history and the time when he lived as well as the development of the region between Middle Stone Age and Antiquity. Time and again there are organized also special exhibitions and offers for families and children.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, day of rest is Monday (excepting in July, August and December), open on holidays (excepting 1st January, 1st May and 25th December).

Further information:

South Tyrol Museum of Archeology
Museumstraße 43, I-39100 Bozen
Phone: +39 0471 320 100
E-mail: museum@iceman.it
Web: www.iceman.it

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