archeoparc schnalstal
archeoparc schnalstal

archeoParc Val Senales

If you’ve ever wondered how Ötzi the Iceman lived, we have the perfect place for you: the archeoParc in the Val Senales valley

In the genuine Val Senales valley, strictly speaking in Madonna di Senales, there is a special destination for families, called archeoParc. In this archeological open-air museum and interactive museum you can not only retrace the life of Ötzi, but also experience various activities on your own. It shows on a surface of 8,000 sqm the permanent exhibition on Ötzi and his contemporaries and includes the open-air area with huts of the Neolithic period. In between there are plants of those times, that is to say from more than 5,000 years ago. In fact, every detail in the park has been adapted to the period of the Iceman. From here, you can also enjoy a great view of the Giogo di Tisa pass on the Similaun Glacier, where the glacial mummy was found in 1991.

You have two possibilities to discover the museum: Take a quick glance at the time of Ötzi along the course 1 (indoor exhibitions, houses of the Alpine Valleys with demonstration area, nature path). It requires about an hour. Or get a real insight into the Neolithic period along the courses 1, 2 and 3 in three to four hours. Beside the course 1, you can explore also the houses of the North Alpine Foreland, the workshop area, the houses of the Po Plain, the canoe stop and the archery area. The bookshop and the cafeteria are ideal for concluding a great day on holidays.

If you would like to visit the glacial mummy, you can do so in the main town of South Tyrol. The South Tyrol Museum of Archeology in Bolzano custodies the Iceman in a cold storage cell. And how to reach the archeoParc Val Senales or archeoParc Schnalstal? It is located in Madonna di Senales, approx. 30 km away from Merano, and offers a parking space. The bus line 261 runs between Naturno in Merano and surroundings, and Madonna di Senales in the Val Senales valley.

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Opening times

  • Tue 23 Apr 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 24 Apr 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 25 Apr 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 26 Apr 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 27 Apr 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 28 Apr 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 29 Apr 10:00 - 17:00

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Spring 2024 (23/03/2024 - 16/06/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Maintenance works 2024 (17/06/2024 - 29/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Summer 2024 (30/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 03/11/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Admission

ticket for the course 1 (part of the area):
€ 8.00 adults
€ 6.00 children and young people (4-18 years)
€ 6.00 students (up to 27 years)
€ 6.00 seniors 65+
€ 6.00 people with disabilities
€ 6.00 groups (15 and more persons)

€ 17.00 family ticket (2 adults with 1 child under 18 years)
€ 23.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 18 years)

ticket for the courses 1, 2 and 3 (whole area):
€ 17.00 adults
€ 15.00 children and young people (4-18 years)
€ 15.00 students (up to 27 years)
€ 15.00 seniors 65+
€ 15.00 people with disabilities
€ 15.00 groups (15 and more persons)

€ 42.00 family ticket (2 adults with 1 child under 18 years)
€ 54.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 18 years)

free for children under 4 years
discount with the GuestCard Merano, Val Venosta Card
discount with the museumobilCard, Euregio Family Pass

Ötzi Glacier Tour - mountain day tour with alpine guide:
€ 140.00 per person

More information

Guided tours for groups and workshops on request. The archeoParc Val Senales stays open from the end of March to early November, season start 2024 on March 23.

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