Oetzi village Umhausen

At Umhausen in the beautiful Oetztal valley, you can retrace the Iceman.

Can you imagine to have lived about 5,000 years ago? To exert the ancient artisan crafts-work, to go hunting and live in primitive habitations? The association for prehistoric buildings and local history (Ötztaler Verein für prähistorische Bauten und Heimatkunde), in cooperation with the municipality of Umhausen and guided by the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Innsbruck, created a very special adventure: the “Ötzi Dorf”, that is to say the Oetzi village.

The 11,000 sqm large outdoor museum is dedicated to the Iceman, the glacial mummy that was discovered in 1991 at the Passo di Tisa in the Oetztal Alps. On the area you cannot only admire original reconstructions of late-Neolithic graves, cultic sites, huts and the hut of the Iceman including the corn chamber, but also animals that already existed in the 4th millennium BC. You can for example admire wild horses, goat, wool pigs, trouts and aurochses… making a journey in time can be real fun!

Moreover there are several organised events, illustrating the life in the period the Iceman lived. Ancient rituals are revived, and there are also performances for kids, presenting the life of those days in a very interesting manner. What about a children’s birthday with birthday snack, juice and a surprise present? Also your four-legged friends are welcome (on a lead) and find a bar for dogs right at the entrance.

Where: at the Tauferberg, Umhausen
Peculiarity: archaeological outdoor area with animals and events
Opening hours: from May 1 to October 26, 2017
daily from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
in October open till 5 pm
Ticket (adults): 8.10 Euros, combined ticket Birds of Prey Park Umhausen - Oetzi village available

Further information: phone: +43 5255 50022 / 5795, office@oetzi-dorf.at

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