South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
The Ötzi museum, as it is also known, charts the history of South Tyrol (Alto-Adige) from the first glacial period (150 000 BC) to the Carolingian period. The famous Ötzi is the star attraction. The "iceman" was found in 1991 near the Similaun glacier in the Ötztaler Alpen. He is estimated to have been about 45 when he died and was preserved in ice for 5300 years. He is now preserved in a cold chamber which keeps a constant temperature of less than 6° C.
Address:Via Museo, 43, 39100 Bolzano
Phone:+39 0471 320100
Price:9 € €
Jul-Aug and Dec: 10am-6pm; rest of year: daily except Mon 10am-6pm - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec