P Bozen Oetzi Archaeologiemuseum
P Bozen Oetzi Archaeologiemuseum

Ötzi

The legendary Iceman was discovered in the Ötztal Alps and is exhibited in the Archaeology Museum of Bolzano

Famous all over the world and thus a true “celebrity” is a man, we only know as a body. This might sound a bit strange, but nevertheless he attracts thousands of visitors every year. Ötzi is actually a well-preserved natural mummy, whose remains emerged from a melting glacier in the Ötztal Alps in September 1991. Experts estimate he died some 5,300 years ago and might thus be Europe's oldest natural mummy ever. He got his name from the place he was found in, the sparkling white Ötztal Alps.

Since 1998 the legendary Iceman, also known as Frozen Fritz or Similaun Man, might be visited at the Archaeology Museum of Bolzano. There he lies in a specifically built chamber at a temperature of -6°C and an air humidity of 98 %. Furthermore there is an exhibition on the same floor of the museum giving an insight into Ötzi’s everyday life, showing his clothes made of furs and grass and his hunting equipment. Numerous legends and even jokes are told about the man of the ice, who is definitely worth a visit!

Contact info

Opening times

  • Thu 22 Feb 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 23 Feb 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 24 Feb 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 25 Feb 10:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 26 Feb closed
  • Tue 27 Feb 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 28 Feb 10:00 - 18:00

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Full timetables
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Winter 2024 (09/01/2024 - 24/03/2024)

  • 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 2024 (26/03/2024 - 30/06/2024)

  • 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 2024 (31/03/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) closed

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Summer 2024 (01/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • 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 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 03/11/2024)

  • 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

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 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
€ 3.00 school classes (per student)

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)

€ 4.00 guided tour for more than 15 persons (per person)
€ 60.00 guided tour for up to 15 persons (flat rate)
€ 4.00 audio guide rental

More information

Ticket reservation recommended: iceman.it/en/last-minute-reservation. The Museum of Archeology stays open all year round, closed on Mondays (except in December, July and August).

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, on Saturdays from 9.30 am to noon time.

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