Ötzi the ice mummy
The over 5000 years old mummy fascinates scientists and ordinary people alike
Ötzi the ice mummy is one of the oldest mummies in the world, estimated to be around 5,000 years old. The shepherd was found in 1991 by hikers on Giogo di Tisa. It was perfectly preserved including its complete set of clothing and many pieces of equipment. His death must have been very sudden. The body of the mummy from the glacier was not disturbed by burial rituals or other human intervention - something very rare that makes the man from Similaun so special. Ötzi is on display in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano.
With children to the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
With the Ötzi app the museum becomes fun also for the smaller visitors - living archaeology for 2.99 Euro.
In July and August children and family can also find entertainment in the family room. Qualified staff look after the children if the parents prefer to explore the museum on their own. The service is free of charge.