Guiding principles

Autonomous tours for schools

A guide for Ötzi's world

The travel guide leads the students to Ötzi and his objects and allows them to explore the museum on an individual basis. The travel guide was produced by the educational team of the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology.

Our aim is to promote the students’ understanding of archaeological topics. Specific activity sheets encourage them to explore topics relating to Ötzi.

Target group: 13–17 years. Teaching staff can choose between several options in advance depending on the group and the time available.

Short tour

Route section A: Introduction (PDF) + Highlights (PDF)
duration about 60 minutes

Longer tour

Route section B: Introduction (PDF) + Highlights (PDF) + Raw materials procurement (PDF) + Menhirs (PDF) + Stag Hunt (PDF)
duration about 75 minutes

Route section C: Introduction (PDF) + Highlights (PDF) + Food and drink (PDF)
duration about 90 minutes

Route section D: Introduction (PDF) + Highlights (PDF) + Ötzi as a patient (PDF) + Murder case (PDF)
duration about 90 minutes

The complete guide book (27 pages, PDF)

Ö to pronounce (Video 0:54 minutes)

5,300 Years Ago, Ötzi the Iceman Died. Now We Know His Last Meal (National Geographic, 4 minutes read)

First Technology – crops. How the Neolithic revolution changed the course of mankind's future (Radio show, 23 minutes)

The original objects that can be researched are located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the museum.
Quiet places are marked on the museum map (PDF).

Teaching staff must supervise and are responsible for their classes throughout the visit. Please be considerate of other museum visitors.

We recommend that you make a reservation for your visit. Registered groups are guaranteed admission to the museum for the time reserved.
For registration you can also reach us by email at or by phone T +39 0471 320 100 (Mon–Fri: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm)

The museum is barrier-free.

Guided tours

  • All
  • Primary schools
  • Secondary school I grade
  • Secondary school II grade