Annual Open Day celebration at the archeoParc of the discovery of the glacier mummy “Ötzi”(aka ‘The Iceman’).
Ötzi, a 5,300-year-old mummy, was discovered on 19 September 1991 by two mountaineers in the Ötztal Alps (hence the name) in the Schnalstal valley glaciers at an altitude of 3,210 metres. The mummy's exceptionally good state of preservation is due to the special climatic conditions inside the glacier.
You can view the glacier mummy in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano. Ötzi's habitat and way of life, however, can be experienced at first hand in the archeoParc in Schnalstal valley. The archeoParc offers you the opportunity to actively participate in the everyday activities of a Neolithic man. You can also explore the realistic reconstructions of Stone Age houses, Ötzi's clothing, tools and weapons.
Discovery Day is celebrated every year at the archeoParc. On this day, you can look forward to a varied special programme, no entrance fee, and other surprises.