Sept. 13th: Bozen and Ötzi, the Iceman

The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology contains everything about Ötzi, the iceman, his mummy and the weapons and tools that where found with him. When a man made his way into the icy heights of the Schnalstal glacier over 5300 years ago, there was definitely no way he could have guessed that he would achieve world fame. He was discovered quite by chance in 1991 and is a uniquely well preserved relic of our past. His clothing and the accoutrements he had with him provide a fascinating, vivid glimpse into Ötzi’s life. There is a separate area where one can take a look at one of the world’s most famous mummies. Ötzi has found his last resting place here, in the same conditions that previously surrounded him in the glacier.

From outside the capital of South Tyrol appears to be a dirty industrial city, but actually the center is quite pretty. With it’s baroque houses and long narrow alleys the city shows still it’s Austrian character – even the language you here is mostly Italian.


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