South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Bolzano

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Meet Ötzi, the world's oldest natural human mummy from 3300 BCE, at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. This archaeological museum also houses his gear, including the world's oldest complete Copper Age axe, a fire lighting kit, quiver loaded with 12 arrows, flint knife with sheath, and some clothing. Study models, reconstructions, and multimedia presentations to learn more about the early history of the southern alpine region. Entertain children with the museum's interactive activities. The top floor features a changing exhibit about some aspect of South Tyrolean archaeology. To take a one-hour guided tour, book in advance. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and many more Bolzano attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bolzano trip tool.
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  • The museum is only about Ötzi and his personal objects…. We expected a museum with more things to watch. The price is too much for what you see 
    The museum is only about Ötzi and his personal objects…. We expected a museum with more things to watch. The price is too much for what you see  more »
  • The museum was about Ötzi, and there were enough stories about him. The museum was balanced and interesting. Compact information, pictures, all Ötzi's belongings nicely displayed and explained, and... 
    The museum was about Ötzi, and there were enough stories about him. The museum was balanced and interesting. Compact information, pictures, all Ötzi's belongings nicely displayed and explained, and...  more »
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  • Family-friendly design makes this museum one of the best I have ever visited. You spiral up a sloping walkway as you travel back through history to discovery how the world has changed since the Ötzi man's heyday. Good lightning and signage make for an informative visit with a great ambience.
  • Great storytelling, scientific explanation and artifacts. Video/audio with German, Italian and English was great. Expect to spend 2 hrs if you watch all videos. We spent another 20 min in the temp exhibition. We booked ahead but it wasn't too busy on a Thursday in early June.

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