Ötzi Museum

The Iceman in Bolzano

The Iceman, also known as Ötzi, has found his final resting place in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano. Found in the ‘90s on the Hauslabjoch Glacier, the 5,300 year old mummy is one of the most important and well-known in the world.

The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology displays the entire range of the “Otzi phenomenon” over four floors, from the media hype at the discovery to the research about the ice-mummy and the articles found with it, as well as all sorts of curiosities, interesting interviews and interactive experience points. The highlight of the display is the lifesize reconstruction of the Iceman.

Incredible age
The iceman lived between 3350 and 3100 BC. The lifetime of the iceman was about 5000 years ago, and falls into a time when the introduction of the new material copper lead to economic and social change in Europe.

A special find
The special and unique thing about this find is that the man – torn from the middle of his life – retained all his clothing and equipment.

The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano can be reached in about 45 minutes.