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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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  • Visited this museum in December. It is a must if you are in Bolzano. It is easy to find, well organized and the exhibit is absolutely extraordinary. The staff members are all very enthusiastic and....  more
    Visited this museum in December. It is a must if you are in Bolzano. It is easy to find, well organized and the exhibit is absolutely extraordinary. The staff members are all very enthusiastic and....  more »
  • If you have any interest in history (of this era, this region, or just in general) - I highly recommend booking a tour with one of the guides. Our tour was well worth the cost. Paola was a great... 
    If you have any interest in history (of this era, this region, or just in general) - I highly recommend booking a tour with one of the guides. Our tour was well worth the cost. Paola was a great...  more »
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  • Small but well organized museum. I’d recommend getting the museum audio app for your phone. It’s only $1 and helps to bring the displays to life, plus it allows you to go at your own pace. The first 3 floors are all for Ötzi and the fourth is what I assume to be a rotating exhibit. I didn’t reserve a ticket and had no problems with crowds, but I did go midday on a Tuesday. Bag storage is available too since you can’t bring large bags into the exhibit area.
  • Definitely worth a stay! Super informative and nicely prepared. Whole experience is well organized. We had to wait outside for about 15 minutes, but you can also make a reservation in advance for a certain number of slots.

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