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Archaeologiemuseum Bozen

South Tyrol Museum of Archeology

Oetzi, the Iceman and probably the most famous citizens of South Tyrol, can be admired in the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology.

At the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology - "Südtiroler Archäologiemuseum" in German, "Museo Archeologico dell'Alto Adige" in Italian - you can see one of the most famous and most important mummies of the world: Oetzi, the Iceman. In 1991, a partly revealed and partly ice-covered human body was found by a couple from Nuremberg (Germany) at the Similaun Glacier in the Oetztal Alps. The place of recovery is located at more than 3,000 m a.s.l., only 92.55 m away from the Austrian border on Italian territory. After decades of research we know now that Oetzi, 1.58 m tall, lived around 3300 BC and was fatally injured by an arrow when he was about 46 years old.

Oetzi is conserved in a separate chamber boasting a temperature of -6° C and a relative humidity of 98%. A small window enables to catch a glimpse. Here you can learn more about the life of the Iceman, its clothing made of organic materials as well as to his equipment. In 2011, the exhibition was extended to cover three floors: It includes information about his discovery, the circumstances of his life and research findings as well as stories, questions and curious facts about the mummy.

By the way: The museum, inaugurated in 1998, is one of the Provincial Museums of South Tyrol, an entity that also comprises other museums such as the South Tyrolean Cultural History Museum at Tyrol Castle. And how to reach the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology? It is located in the Via Museo road in Bolzano, opposite the Municipal Museum at the beginning of the pedestrian area in the town centre. On the other side of the Talvera Bridge, at Piazza Vittoria square, there’s a parking space (subject to charge). Only a few steps from the museum the urban bus lines stop.

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Opening times

  • Mon 30 Jan closed
  • Tue 31 Jan 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 01 Feb 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 02 Feb 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 03 Feb 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 04 Feb 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 05 Feb 10:00 - 18:00

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Winter 2023 (01/09/2023 - 03/31/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Spring 2023 (04/01/2023 - 06/30/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Easter 2023 (04/09/2023) 10:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) 10:00 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2023 (04/25/2023) 10:00 - 18:00

Labor Day 2023 (05/01/2023) closed

Whit Monday 2023 (05/29/2023) 10:00 - 18:00

Republic Day 2023 (06/02/2023) 10:00 - 18:00

Summer 2023 (07/01/2023 - 09/30/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2023 (08/15/2023) 10:00 - 18:00

Admission

€ 13.00 adults
€ 10.00 groups (more than 20 people)
€ 10.00 students (under 27 years)
€ 10.00 apprentices
€ 10.00 seniors 65+
€ 10.00 people with disabilities

free for children under 6 years
free with the museumcard and museumobil Card

€ 26.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 16 years)
€ 13.00 family ticket (1 adult with children under 16 years)

More information

Ticket reservation recommended: https://www.iceman.it/en/last-minute-reservation/. The South Tyrol Museum of Archeology stays open all year round.

The museum library is open by appointment (biblio@iceman.it) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 3 pm, and on Saturdays from 9.30 am to noon time.

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