The Iceman

Experience the legend of Ötzi

Hardly any other discovery has attracted as much attention in the last few decades as the Iceman has: Ötzi the Glacier Mummy. Both he and his era are brought back life in South Tyrol.

Ötzi, the Iceman preserved by glacier ice, is a unique relic from a bygone era. His story is an odyssey that has lasted for thousands of years and we still don't know the full picture even today. The Glacier Man once lived in the area around Naturno / Naturns - until he set out for this final journey. Enjoy an exciting voyage through time into the world of our internationally famous Glacier Mummy while on holiday in Naturno / Naturns in South Tyrol. His breathtaking story can be experienced up close - from his original habitat right up to his final resting place.

Place where "Ötzi" was discovered on the Similaun Glacier

Experienced mountaineers can visit where the famous Ice Man was discovered on the Similaun Glacier while on a glacier hike. Trained mountain guides will take you safely over the Hochjochferner to the Tisenjoch (3,210 m), where Ötzi was discovered. Breathtaking views of the fascinating mountain landscape of the Ötztal Alps and Dolomites make this hike one of the most memorable mountain experiences. You make the descent through the Tisen Valley towards Vernagt am See (1,700 m). Being in a good physical condition, sure-footedness and a head for heights are essential. Total walking time: approx. 7-8 hours.

Follow in Ötzi's footsteps in the Schnals Valley archeoParc

The way of life of those who lived on our planet 5,000 years ago is recreated in detail in the modern day at the Schnals Valley archeoParc. Artefacts, houses, archery, ceramic moulding and bread baking are just some of what curious visitors can experience here in a truly authentic and inspiring setting.

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South Tyrolean Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano

Ötzi and his accompanying artefacts form the central exhibition complex in the museum. The circa. 5,300-year-old glacier mummy is preserved in one of the innovative conservation installations. The well-preserved parts of the clothing and equipment provide a relatively realistic notion of how life was like for prehistoric humans.

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