archaeopark schnalstal unser frau
archaeopark schnalstal unser frau

archeoParc Val Senales

If you’ve ever wondered how Oetzi 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 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 (indoor exhibitions, houses of the Alpine Valleys with demonstration area, bookshop and cafeteria). It requires about an hour. Or get a real insight into the Neolithic period along the courses 1, 2 and 3 (about 3-4 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.

By the way: 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 - "archeoParc Schnalstal" in German, "archeoParc Val Senales" in Italian? 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

  • Thu 19 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 20 May closed
  • Sat 21 May closed
  • Sun 22 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 23 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 24 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 25 May 10:00 - 17:00

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Spring 2022 (04/14/2022 - 06/19/2022)

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

Easter 2022 (04/17/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Easter Monday 2022 (04/18/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Liberation Day 2022 (04/25/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2022 (05/01/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Republic Day 2022 (06/02/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Maintenance works 2022 (06/20/2022 - 07/02/2022)

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

Summer - autumn 2022 (07/03/2022 - 11/06/2022)

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

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

All Saints 2022 (11/01/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Admission

ticket for course 1 (part of the area):
€ 6.00 adults
€ 5.00 children and young people (4-18 years), students (under 27 years)
€ 5.00 seniors 65+, people with disabilities
€ 5.00 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 14.00 family ticket (2 adults with 1 child under 18 years)
€ 18.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 18 years)

ticket for courses 1, 2 and 3 (whole area):
€ 14.00 adults
€ 12.00 children and young people (4-18 years), students (under 27 years)
€ 12.00 seniors 65+, people with disabilities
€ 12.00 groups (more than 15 people)
€ 32.00 family ticket (2 adults with 1 child under 18 years)
€ 42.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 18 years)

free for children under 4 years
reduction with the GuestCard Merano etc.

More information

The archeoParc will stay closed from June 20 to July 2, 2022, due to maintenance works.

Guided tours and workshops on request. Coffee bar open from noon time to 4.30 pm.

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