Ötzi Museum South Tyrol

World-famous. Steeped in legend. Mysterious

Ötzi, the man from the ice, is one of the most significant and best known mummies in the world. Discovered here in the glaciers in the region, this contemporary witness still holds many puzzles today. Countless stories and suppositions are intertwined regarding Ötzi, who – protected by the eternal ice for millennia – was able to be salvaged practically intact.

This ground-breaking find can be seen in the Ötzi Museum in Bolzano. His clothing and equipment are also excellently preserved and provide an insight into life between 3350 and 3100 B.C. It is believed that Ötzi died from an injury sustained from an arrow head in his left shoulder – nonetheless, there are still a great deal of stories about the death of this man.

Researchers from across the globe have attempted to analyse all the available facts and reconstruct a plausible cause, for the mummy from Similaun captures the imagination of experts and visitors today as much as it did back then.

Back to the Copper Age – the Ötzi Museum in South Tyrol

The Ötzi Museum is perfectly suited to day trips around our hotels in South Tyrol. Here it is not just the life of the glacier mummy itself which is shown in multimedia format, information is provided about the conservation techniques used and archaeological significance.

Head on a journey back through time when people still hunted with spears and the mountains and the natural surroundings were still completely unspoilt. Throughout the year as well as the permanent exhibition over three stages, numerous events and special exhibits take place.

Families get to enjoy special family guided tours. We are happy to provide you with information about your visit and about the best events and will organise your guided tour of the Ötzi Museum in South Tyrol.