Bolzano-Bozen, May 19, 2020

The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology opens again in safety


Bolzano – The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, which houses the world-famous Iceman mummy, opens its doors again this Tuesday 19.5.2020 after closing due to Covid-19. Extensive security measures are being taken to make sure your visit will be an enriching one.


After 10 weeks of only digital visits, it’s finally possible to view the Iceman and his fascinating finds in person once again.

The museum’s safety precautions include complying with the standard hygiene rules and, above all, the social distancing rules. “We would like to create a safe environment for visitors and especially for our staff. That is why a mask requirement applies to all South Tyrolean museums until further notice,” said Angelika Fleckinger, director of the museum and of South Tyrolean Museums.

Starting from May 19th, a maximum of 80 visitors will be allowed in at the same time (previously it was 300). We therefore recommend only purchasing tickets online with a precise entry time ( Guided tours are currently unavailable and unfortunately audio guide devices will also not be available for the first few weeks. Prior to your visit the museum invites you to download our audio guide apps to your smartphone, “Ötzi Audio Guide” for adults and “Mission Ötzi” for children .

Further information for a problem-free visit to the museum can be found on the museum’s website.


Photos: Visitors at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology (c) South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology / Flipflop Collective

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Katharina Hersel
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
Via Museo / Museumstr. 43, I-39100 Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
phone 0471 320114,
Facebook: OetziTheIceman

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