Ötzi

Ötzi © Archäologiemuseum Bozen / atelier olschinsky

Ötzi

Ötzi © Archäologiemuseum Bozen

Ötzi

Ötzi © Archäologiemuseum Bozen

Ötzi

Ötzi © Archäologiemuseum Bozen

Ötzi

Ötzi © Archäologiemuseum Bozen

Ötzi

Ötzi © Archäologiemuseum Bozen

Ötzi

Ötzi © Archäologiemuseum Bozen
Museum Mistelbach

Ötzi

21.03.2015 10:00 - 29.11.2015 17:00

Ötzi – the man from the ice – is world-famous. The glaciers of the Ötztal Alps preserved him for thousands of years. For more than 20 years, researchers have been examining the body and the equipment of the dead man and, since then, have been repeatedly discovering new findings about life around 5,300 years ago. The transition from the Stone Age to the Copper Age is characterised by technological progress, and it is not only Ötzi’s equipment which is evidence of this change: back then the new metal technology also found its way into what is today Lower Austria, and this changed the lives of the people forever.
In 2015 MAMUZ Museum Mistelbach, in cooperation with the Ötzi Museum in Bolzano, is presenting a comprehensive exhibition with the latest findings on the most famous ice mummy in the world: Ötzi’s story is told in a fascinating manner, starting with the discovery of the ice mummy onto the research stage and the reconstruction of the man from the ice.

Ötzi – the man from the ice

Ötzi’s discovery is still a sensation today. In 1991 the Ötztal glacier revealed the 5,300 year old dead man. This important discovery meant it was possible to gain a previously unknown insight into the late Neolithic Period and early Copper Age in which Ötzi lived. Researchers are studying every tiny detail about him and are repeatedly adding new findings to his story. Based on the remnants of his clothes, researchers have been able to recreate how these may have looked. With shoes made of grass, tight leg wear, a coat made of strips of goatskin and a bearskin hat, he was moving around the Ötztal Alps at 3,210 m above sea level 5,300 years ago. Based on the latest research findings, visitors can themselves get an idea of who Ötzi was and how many questions still remain unanswered despite new discoveries.
Everything researchers know about Ötzi, his body, his clothes and his equipment after decades of research will be shown in the exhibition in MAMUZ Museum Mistelbach. The presentation of Ötzi and his era is enhanced with impressive original exhibits which document the transition from the Stone Age to the Copper Age in Lower Austria. After all, metal working also spread in our region and changed the living conditions of the people on a lasting basis.

The exhibition in MAMUZ Museum Mistelbach

Eye to eye with Ötzi! With loincloth, leggings and grass shoes – this is how Ötzi is presented in the latest reconstruction which has been shown only in Bolzano so far. Now exclusively for MAMUZ the life-size, 1.60 metre tall body of Ötzi has been reproduced! This reconstruction is a highlight for MAMUZ Museum Mistelbach. Via a direct live link-up, the exhibition also offers a look at the original ice mummy in the Bolzano Museum!
TOUCH, TRY IT OUT and EXPLORE – the exhibition in MAMUZ presents Ötzi, his life and his era in an extensive educational setting, making the exhibition an experience not only for history fans but also for the whole family.

MAMUZ adventure museum

The museum of prehistory Urgeschichtemuseum MAMUZ sees itself as an adventure museum and centre of knowledge. “40,000 years of the human race” is the guiding principle which is extensively and repeatedly seen at both MAMUZ locations. In MAMUZ Schloss Asparn/Zaya the full extent of prehistory and ancient history can be seen with original items and historical residential, farming and trade buildings at the archaeological open-air site. In MAMUZ Museum Mistelbach, new exhibitions each year show highlights from these eras: in 2014 it was the mammoths of the Ice Age, and now in 2015 it will be the ice mummy Ötzi fascinating visitors.