If you’ve ever wondered how Oetzi the Iceman lived, we have the perfect place for you: the archeoParc in the Val Senales valley.
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In the genuine Val Senales valley, strictly speaking in Madonna di Senales (Unser Frau), 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 Oetzi, but also experience various activities on your own. It shows on a surface of 8,000 sqm the permanent exhibition on Oetzi 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, where the glacial mummy was found in 1991.
You have two possibilities to discover the museum: take a quick glance at the time of Oetzi along the course 1 (exhibitions, Tree Instructional Path and Houses of the Alpine Valleys with firemaking demonstration area). It requires about an hour. Or get a real insight into the world of Oetzi and the Neolithic period along the courses 1, 2 and 3 (about 3-4 hours). Beside the course 1, you can see and experience also the Houses of the Po Plain, the Houses of the North Alpine Foreland, the new canoe stop, the archery area and the workshop area with bread-baking possibility.
There is also a museum shop and a café, ideal for concluding a great day on holidays. By the way: if you would like to visit the glacial mummy, you can do so in the capital 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? 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.
Opening hours: from June 28 to November 1, 2020
June 28 - July 12, 2020:
Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm
July 13 - Aug 20, 2020:
from Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm
Aug 21 - Nov 1, 2020:
daily from 10 am to 5 pm
ticket course 1:
5.00 Euros (adults), free for kids under 4 years
4.00 Euros (children and young people up to 18 years, students, seniors over 65)
ticket courses 1, 2 and 3:
12.00 Euros (adults), free for kids under 4 years
10.00 Euros (children and young people up to 18 years, students, seniors over 65)
family ticket available (11.00 - 14.00 resp. 27.00 - 34.00 Euros)
reduction with the Vinschgau Card or Kulturpass
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card
phone: +39 0473 676020, firstname.lastname@example.org