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Oetzi, the 5,300-year old glacier mummy, is one of the best preserved in the world
Ötzi Glacier Tour: guided hikes to Oetzi’s place of discovery on the Tisenjoch ridge
Discover Oetzi’s World at the interactive archeoParc archaeological museum

Oetzi: The Glacier Mummy from Schnalstal Valley

Iceman from the Tisenjoch ridge

In 1991, mountain climbers on the Ötztal Alps discovered a perfectly preserved 5,300 year-old mummy. Subsequently known as Oetzi, it did not take long for news of the discovery of the glacier mummy in the Schnalstal Valley to spread internationally.

For the past 25 years, the mummy has been the subject of continuous research at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology (Südtiroler Archäologiemuseum) in Bolzano/Bozen, and continues to yield important information about life in the Neolithic Era.

Besides the reconstruction of Oetzi’s habitat at the interactive archeoParc museum in the Schnalstal Valley, there are also local routes leading to other Neolithic sites. The Oetzi Glacier Tour retraces the footsteps of Oetzi up to the Tisenjoch ridge, where he was discovered. The Iceman has also inspired artists, and is the subject of works such as the Inside Oetzi radio play and the musical composition Oetzi’s Fanfare.


In autumn 1991, a pair of mountain climbers stumbled across an ice mummy on the glacier at the Tisenjoch ridge. The discovery of Oetzi in Val...


The interactive indoor and outdoor archeoPark Museum in Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley is located in the village of Madonna di Senales/Unser Frau.


The Oetzi Glacier Tour in Schnalstal Valley is operative all-year round. In summer, it functions as a guided hike while in winter it works as a ski...


Everywhere in the Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley, visitors will find traces of ancient history. The archaeological trails in the Schnalstal Valley lead...

Accomodation for your holiday in Schnalstal Valley

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Unser Hof liegt auf ca. 1.300 m Meereshöhe in Unser Frau im Schnalstal bei Meran.


In request and found … Warmly welcome to our farm, your holiday destination in the Schnalstal near Merano! The family travelling court Oberperflhof lies on...


Spend a "vacation at home" in the midst of magnificent mountain scenery, enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the Alps and in accordance with our slogan...


An ideal starting point for ski tours and hikes in the Oetztal Alps - Base E5 European long distance path. Opening times: from the beginning of March to...

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