This is where you will find what is going on at the archeoParc and when. Please note that some activities take place daily others only on single days. We reserve the right to make changes in the program without notice. For example, the archery range and the canoes stop will be closed in the event of inclement weather. COVID-19 Info

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Daily | 11:00-16:00, every full hour
Making fire like Ötzi in the House Villanders-Plunacker – until further notice replaced by activities mentioned here: Today at archeoParc
A museum educator shows how Ötzi made fire with the assistance of pyrite, flint, and tinder fungus.

no reservation required | house Villanders-Plunacker | course 1 | included in the admission fee | duration: approx. 20 min

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Daily | 12:30-16:30
Baking bread over the camp – until further notice replaced by activities mentioned here: Today at archeoParc
Ötzi and his contemporaries ate small flatbreads. They were baked in a small domed oven made of clay.  A copy of such an over has been built at the archeoParc. We wind the dough around a stick and then bake the bread over the hot coals.

no reservation required | workshop area | course 2 | included in the admission fee | duration: approx. 20 min

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Daily | 12:30-16:30
Grinding Flour on the Copper Age Stone Mill – until further notice replaced by activities mentioned here: Today at archeoParc
We humans have been cultivating grain in Europe for six thousand years. Ötzi himself ate barley at one of his last meals. We grind wheat kernels into flour on a Copper Age stone mill.

no reservation required | workshop area | course 2 | included in the admission fee | duration: approx. 10 min

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Daily | starts at 11:00, last start 16:00
Bow and Arrow on the Archery Range – until further notice replaced by activities mentioned here: Today at archeoParc
On the archery range we try to shoot with a wooden longbow similar to the one found with Ötzi. After a short introduction by our museum educators we draw the bow and aim on the targets and animals in 3D.

no reservation required | archery area | course 3 | included in the admission fee | duration: approx. 30 min

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Daily | starts at 11:30, last start 15:30
Paddling a Dug out at the Canoe Stop – until further notice replaced by activities mentioned here: Today at archeoParc
A dug out is a wooden canoe made from a singel tree trunk. People used dugouts already 9.000 years ago. Accompanied by a member of the museumstaff you can try to paddle on the watercourse through the open-air area.

no reservation required | canoe stop | course 3| included in the admission fee | duration: approx. 10 min

 

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    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Sat 1 April | 12:30

    Woodworking with embers workshop

    Woodworking with the assistance of embers is an ancient technique. Even today, some indigenous peoples make use of the heat from embers, for example, to hollow out a tree trunk into a canoe. Discover yourself how wood, embers, a chert scraper, your breath, and your own hands can create a bowl that Ötzi could have used.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Sat 1 April | 12:30

    Woodworking with embers workshop

    Woodworking with the assistance of embers is an ancient technique. Even today, some indigenous peoples make use of the heat from embers, for example, to hollow out a tree trunk into a canoe. Discover yourself how wood, embers, a chert scraper, your breath, and your own hands can create a bowl that Ötzi could have used.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    Sun 2 April | 00:00

    Woodworking with embers workshop

    Woodworking with the assistance of embers is an ancient technique. Even today, some indigenous peoples make use of the heat from embers, for example, to hollow out a tree trunk into a canoe. Discover yourself how wood, embers, a chert scraper, your breath, and your own hands can create a bowl that Ötzi could have used.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    Sun 2 April | 10:00

    Demonstration on prehistoric butchering

    Ötzi wore leather clothes, ate dried meat and used bone tools. Our museum educator Stefan Tappeiner will present the procedure of butchering after hunting an animal. The hunter and butcher shows skinning and braking down the meat with flint tools.

    No registration required | Included in the admission fee | Fish pond| Course 3 | Duration: approx. 45 min

    • Adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    • Additional information in the event description
    Sun 2 April | 11:00

    Guided tour “Tanned and woven”

    Thematic tour on the clothing of the Ice Man and his contemporaries in the permanent exhibition with Luana Zanforlin, museum educator.

    No registration required | Costs: +3€ | Course 1 | Meeting point: main entrance | Duration: approx. 45 min

    • Demonstration
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    • Weather permitting
    Sun 2 April | 15:00

    Demonstration of Stone Age arrow making

    Long before Ötzi, the hunt was already an important technique of culture for our ancestors. The spear, atlatl (spear thrower), and then finally the bow and arrow served as weapons for Stone Age hunters. How it is that an arrow is made from a shoot from the wayfarer’s tree (Viburnum lantana), a flint arrowhead, birch tar, animal sinews, and feathers will be shown by Philipp Schraut, museum educator.

    No registration required | Included in the admission fee | Course 3 | Archery area | Duration: approx. 45 min

    Mon 3 April | 00:00

    Woodworking with embers workshop

    Woodworking with the assistance of embers is an ancient technique. Even today, some indigenous peoples make use of the heat from embers, for example, to hollow out a tree trunk into a canoe. Discover yourself how wood, embers, a chert scraper, your breath, and your own hands can create a bowl that Ötzi could have used.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    Tue 4 April | 00:00

    Woodworking with embers workshop

    Woodworking with the assistance of embers is an ancient technique. Even today, some indigenous peoples make use of the heat from embers, for example, to hollow out a tree trunk into a canoe. Discover yourself how wood, embers, a chert scraper, your breath, and your own hands can create a bowl that Ötzi could have used.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Wed 5 April | 12:30

    Copper working workshop

    Ötzi carried with him an ax with a copper blade. You can hammer, forge, and sharpen a copper wire into a piece of jewelry that could also have been worn at the time.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Thu 6 April | 12:30

    Copper working workshop

    Ötzi carried with him an ax with a copper blade. You can hammer, forge, and sharpen a copper wire into a piece of jewelry that could also have been worn at the time.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Fri 7 April | 12:30

    Copper working workshop

    Ötzi carried with him an ax with a copper blade. You can hammer, forge, and sharpen a copper wire into a piece of jewelry that could also have been worn at the time.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Sat 8 April | 12:30

    Bullroarers making workshop

    Flat oval objects made from wood or bone that are swung through the air on a cord are called “bullroarers”. The noise that is made with them can be heard over long distances. Bullroarers have been known since the Paleolithic Period and are still used today in some traditional cultures. You can cut your own bullroarer out of a piece of soft wood and listen to its deep tones whose direction can hardly be pinpointed.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Sun 9 April | 00:00

    Bullroarers making workshop

    Flat oval objects made from wood or bone that are swung through the air on a cord are called “bullroarers”. The noise that is made with them can be heard over long distances. Bullroarers have been known since the Paleolithic Period and are still used today in some traditional cultures. You can cut your own bullroarer out of a piece of soft wood and listen to its deep tones whose direction can hardly be pinpointed.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    • Additional information in the event description
    Sun 9 April | 11:00

    Guided tour “Ötzi, a Chieftain?!”

    Thematic tour in the permanent exhibition “Primitive? Skilled!” concerning the question of what social status Ötzi had in his society. With Luana Zanforlin, museum educator.

    No registration required | Costs: +3€ | Course 1 | Meeting point: main entrance | Duration: approx. 45 min

    Mon 10 April | 00:00

    Bullroarers making workshop

    Flat oval objects made from wood or bone that are swung through the air on a cord are called “bullroarers”. The noise that is made with them can be heard over long distances. Bullroarers have been known since the Paleolithic Period and are still used today in some traditional cultures. You can cut your own bullroarer out of a piece of soft wood and listen to its deep tones whose direction can hardly be pinpointed.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    • Additional information in the event description
    Mon 10 April | 11:00

    Guided tour „How Ötzi got his Name“

    It only took a few days between the discovery of the Iceman on the Giogo Tisa ridge in the Val Senales valley and resourceful journalists in Vienna creating the name “Ötzi”. Luana Zanforlin, museum educator, will tell how Ötzi was discovered and what the finding of him entailed in this thematic tour in the permanent exhibition “The Discovery”.

    No registration required | Costs: +3€ | Course 1 | Meeting point: main entrance | Duration: approx. 45 min

    Tue 11 April | 00:00

    Bullroarers making workshop

    Flat oval objects made from wood or bone that are swung through the air on a cord are called “bullroarers”. The noise that is made with them can be heard over long distances. Bullroarers have been known since the Paleolithic Period and are still used today in some traditional cultures. You can cut your own bullroarer out of a piece of soft wood and listen to its deep tones whose direction can hardly be pinpointed.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Wed 12 April | 12:30

    Leatherworking workshop (bracelet)

    Just like Ötzi, you can cut deer leather into strips with flint flakes and, using a technique of his time (twisting), turn them into a “Neolithic bracelet”.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 40 min

    Thu 13 April | 00:00

    Leatherworking workshop (bracelet)

    Just like Ötzi, you can cut deer leather into strips with flint flakes and, using a technique of his time (twisting), turn them into a “Neolithic bracelet”.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 40 min

    Fri 14 April | 00:00

    Leatherworking workshop (bracelet)

    Just like Ötzi, you can cut deer leather into strips with flint flakes and, using a technique of his time (twisting), turn them into a “Neolithic bracelet”.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 40 min

    Sat 15 April | 00:00

    Leatherworking workshop (bracelet)

    Just like Ötzi, you can cut deer leather into strips with flint flakes and, using a technique of his time (twisting), turn them into a “Neolithic bracelet”.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 40 min

    Sun 16 April | 00:00

    Leatherworking workshop (bracelet)

    Just like Ötzi, you can cut deer leather into strips with flint flakes and, using a technique of his time (twisting), turn them into a “Neolithic bracelet”.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 40 min

    • Adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    • Additional information in the event description
    Sun 16 April | 11:00

    Guided tour “Polypores, Pitch, and Tinder”

    Thematic tour on the tree fungi and other small treasures from the forest that Ötzi used in either natural or processed form. In the permanent exhibition “Primitive? Skilled!” and in the Houses Alpine Valleys area. With Luana Zanforlin, museum educator.

    No registration required | Costs: +3€ | Course 1 | Meeting point: main entrance | Duration: approx. 45 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Mon 17 April | 12:30

    Copper beating workshop

    Ötzi carried with him an ax with a blade made from cast copper. Try out for yourself how a small bowl is made from a copper sheet that has been heated until it is soft, with the help of hammerstones and wooden stamps. This Stone Age metalworking technique is called “beating copper”.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Tue 18 April | 00:00

    Copper beating workshop

    Ötzi carried with him an ax with a blade made from cast copper. Try out for yourself how a small bowl is made from a copper sheet that has been heated until it is soft, with the help of hammerstones and wooden stamps. This Stone Age metalworking technique is called “beating copper”.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Wed 19 April | 00:00

    Copper beating workshop

    Ötzi carried with him an ax with a blade made from cast copper. Try out for yourself how a small bowl is made from a copper sheet that has been heated until it is soft, with the help of hammerstones and wooden stamps. This Stone Age metalworking technique is called “beating copper”.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Thu 20 April | 00:00

    Copper beating workshop

    Ötzi carried with him an ax with a blade made from cast copper. Try out for yourself how a small bowl is made from a copper sheet that has been heated until it is soft, with the help of hammerstones and wooden stamps. This Stone Age metalworking technique is called “beating copper”.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Fri 21 April | 12:30

    Handweaving workshop (bracelet)

    Weaving has been known since as early as the Neolithic Period, and since that time it has been one of the most important cultural techniques of humans. Our museum educators invite you to try your hand at weaving and to make a bracelet in plain weave out of yarn.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Sat 22 April | 00:00

    Handweaving workshop (bracelet)

    Weaving has been known since as early as the Neolithic Period, and since that time it has been one of the most important cultural techniques of humans. Our museum educators invite you to try your hand at weaving and to make a bracelet in plain weave out of yarn.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Sun 23 April | 00:00

    Handweaving workshop (bracelet)

    Weaving has been known since as early as the Neolithic Period, and since that time it has been one of the most important cultural techniques of humans. Our museum educators invite you to try your hand at weaving and to make a bracelet in plain weave out of yarn.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Mon 24 April | 00:00

    Handweaving workshop (bracelet)

    Weaving has been known since as early as the Neolithic Period, and since that time it has been one of the most important cultural techniques of humans. Our museum educators invite you to try your hand at weaving and to make a bracelet in plain weave out of yarn.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Tue 25 April | 00:00

    Handweaving workshop (bracelet)

    Weaving has been known since as early as the Neolithic Period, and since that time it has been one of the most important cultural techniques of humans. Our museum educators invite you to try your hand at weaving and to make a bracelet in plain weave out of yarn.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Wed 26 April | 12:30

    Coil weaving workshop

    Reeds, plant fibers, a needle, and the right technique: that’s all you need to make a basket, as is known from Copper Age excavations.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Thu 27 April | 00:00

    Coil weaving workshop

    Reeds, plant fibers, a needle, and the right technique: that’s all you need to make a basket, as is known from Copper Age excavations.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Fri 28 April | 00:00

    Coil weaving workshop

    Reeds, plant fibers, a needle, and the right technique: that’s all you need to make a basket, as is known from Copper Age excavations.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Sat 29 April | 00:00

    Coil weaving workshop

    Reeds, plant fibers, a needle, and the right technique: that’s all you need to make a basket, as is known from Copper Age excavations.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Sun 30 April | 00:00

    Coil weaving workshop

    Reeds, plant fibers, a needle, and the right technique: that’s all you need to make a basket, as is known from Copper Age excavations.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    • Additional information in the event description
    Sun 30 April | 11:00

    Guided tour “Hunted, cut and gathered”

    What did Ötzi eat, and which plants and trees were important for the people of that era? A thematic tour through the permanent exhibition “Primitive? Skilled!” with Magdalena Alber, museum educator.

    No registration required | Costs: +3€ | Course 1 | Meeting point: main entrance | Duration: approx. 45 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Mon 1 May | 12:30

    Sea shell jewelry making workshop

    Sea shells, snail shells, fruit pit pearls, teeth, wood. All sorts of different things were used during the time of Ötzi for jewelry. You can polish sea shells and drill through wooden discs to make pendants and pearls. On top of that, you will learn how Ötzi made cords out of plant fibers with the weaving technique. Then all you have to do is string it together and your “Stone Age chain” is done.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Tue 2 May | 12:30

    Sea shell jewelry making workshop

    Sea shells, snail shells, fruit pit pearls, teeth, wood. All sorts of different things were used during the time of Ötzi for jewelry. You can polish sea shells and drill through wooden discs to make pendants and pearls. On top of that, you will learn how Ötzi made cords out of plant fibers with the weaving technique. Then all you have to do is string it together and your “Stone Age chain” is done.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Wed 3 May | 12:30

    Sea shell jewelry making workshop

    Sea shells, snail shells, fruit pit pearls, teeth, wood. All sorts of different things were used during the time of Ötzi for jewelry. You can polish sea shells and drill through wooden discs to make pendants and pearls. On top of that, you will learn how Ötzi made cords out of plant fibers with the weaving technique. Then all you have to do is string it together and your “Stone Age chain” is done.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Thu 4 May | 12:30

    Sea shell jewelry making workshop

    Sea shells, snail shells, fruit pit pearls, teeth, wood. All sorts of different things were used during the time of Ötzi for jewelry. You can polish sea shells and drill through wooden discs to make pendants and pearls. On top of that, you will learn how Ötzi made cords out of plant fibers with the weaving technique. Then all you have to do is string it together and your “Stone Age chain” is done.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Fri 5 May | 12:30

    Bark and flint working workshop (small knife)

    During the Neolithic Period, flint had an incredible number of uses for making, drilling, scraping, cutting, engraving, and much, much more. Under the instruction of our museum educators, you can take a flint, a piece of poplar bark, and “Stone Age glue” and make a working push dagger as has been verified for the time of Ötzi.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Sat 6 May | 00:00

    Bark and flint working workshop (small knife)

    During the Neolithic Period, flint had an incredible number of uses for making, drilling, scraping, cutting, engraving, and much, much more. Under the instruction of our museum educators, you can take a flint, a piece of poplar bark, and “Stone Age glue” and make a working push dagger as has been verified for the time of Ötzi.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Sun 7 May | 00:00

    Bark and flint working workshop (small knife)

    During the Neolithic Period, flint had an incredible number of uses for making, drilling, scraping, cutting, engraving, and much, much more. Under the instruction of our museum educators, you can take a flint, a piece of poplar bark, and “Stone Age glue” and make a working push dagger as has been verified for the time of Ötzi.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    • Additional information in the event description
    Sun 7 May | 11:00

    Guided tour “Neolithic huts”

    Thematic tour on the two Neolithic house reconstructions of the group Houses Alpine Valleys (Villanders-Plunacker and Villanuova sul Clisi Monte Covolo) in the open air area with Luana Zanforlin, museum educator.

    No registration required | Costs: +3€ | Course 1 | Meeting point: main entrance | Duration: approx. 45 min

    • Demonstration
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    Sun 7 May | 15:00

    Demonstration on prehistoric meet drying

    Scientists found dried meat preserved in in the stomach of the Iceman. How did prehistoric people dry meat? Perhaps by laying slices of meat out in the sun or in the heat of a slow burning fire.
    Philipp Schraut, museum educator, presents prehistoric food preservation methods and shows meet drying over fire.

    No registration required | Included in the admission fee | Course 3 | Main fire place | Duration: approx. 45 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Mon 8 May | 12:30

    Bow constructing workshop (model)

    Among the things, that Ötzi carried was a semifinished bow made from yew. Our museum educators will show you step by step how a piece of wood is turned into a bow. You will work with a 20 cm long wooden blank of hazel wood and then choose from using a flint flake or a modern carving knife.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    Tue 9 May | 00:00

    Bow constructing workshop (model)

    Among the things, that Ötzi carried was a semifinished bow made from yew. Our museum educators will show you step by step how a piece of wood is turned into a bow. You will work with a 20 cm long wooden blank of hazel wood and then choose from using a flint flake or a modern carving knife.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    Wed 10 May | 00:00

    Bow constructing workshop (model)

    Among the things, that Ötzi carried was a semifinished bow made from yew. Our museum educators will show you step by step how a piece of wood is turned into a bow. You will work with a 20 cm long wooden blank of hazel wood and then choose from using a flint flake or a modern carving knife.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    Thu 11 May | 00:00

    Bow constructing workshop (model)

    Among the things, that Ötzi carried was a semifinished bow made from yew. Our museum educators will show you step by step how a piece of wood is turned into a bow. You will work with a 20 cm long wooden blank of hazel wood and then choose from using a flint flake or a modern carving knife.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Fri 12 May | 12:30

    Soapstone working workshop (pearls)

    Ötzi carried with him a disc of limestone with a hole in it. From other archeological sites we know little figures and stone pearls. Our museum educators will show you how to turn blanks into little pearls with the help of flint drills and sandstone.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 45 min

    Sat 13 May | 00:00

    Soapstone working workshop (pearls)

    Ötzi carried with him a disc of limestone with a hole in it. From other archeological sites we know little figures and stone pearls. Our museum educators will show you how to turn blanks into little pearls with the help of flint drills and sandstone.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 45 min

    Sun 14 May | 00:00

    Soapstone working workshop (pearls)

    Ötzi carried with him a disc of limestone with a hole in it. From other archeological sites we know little figures and stone pearls. Our museum educators will show you how to turn blanks into little pearls with the help of flint drills and sandstone.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 45 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Mon 15 May | 12:30

    Twined weaving workshop (Pad)

    Ötzi’s mat and the scabbard for his knife were made with the help of a technique that we call twined weaving. Do your own wickerwork with bulrushes and fibers in what may well be the oldest technique for textile weaving.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 40 min

    Tue 16 May | 00:00

    Twined weaving workshop (Pad)

    Ötzi’s mat and the scabbard for his knife were made with the help of a technique that we call twined weaving. Do your own wickerwork with bulrushes and fibers in what may well be the oldest technique for textile weaving.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 40 min

    Wed 17 May | 00:00

    Twined weaving workshop (Pad)

    Ötzi’s mat and the scabbard for his knife were made with the help of a technique that we call twined weaving. Do your own wickerwork with bulrushes and fibers in what may well be the oldest technique for textile weaving.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 40 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Thu 18 May | 12:30

    Leatherworking workshop (pouches)

    The art of tanning has been known to man since the Stone Age. Through this process, animal skins and furs are preserved and softened so that they can be further processed into clothing, tents, and ceilings. Ötzi’s clothing was also made from tanned leather. Make a little pouch yourself the Stone Age way from deer leather. To do so, you will have at your disposal flint blades, plant fibers, and awls made from deer antlers. Our museum educators will show you each processing step.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    Fri 19 May | 00:00

    Leatherworking workshop (pouches)

    The art of tanning has been known to man since the Stone Age. Through this process, animal skins and furs are preserved and softened so that they can be further processed into clothing, tents, and ceilings. Ötzi’s clothing was also made from tanned leather. Make a little pouch yourself the Stone Age way from deer leather. To do so, you will have at your disposal flint blades, plant fibers, and awls made from deer antlers. Our museum educators will show you each processing step.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    Sat 20 May | 00:00

    Leatherworking workshop (pouches)

    The art of tanning has been known to man since the Stone Age. Through this process, animal skins and furs are preserved and softened so that they can be further processed into clothing, tents, and ceilings. Ötzi’s clothing was also made from tanned leather. Make a little pouch yourself the Stone Age way from deer leather. To do so, you will have at your disposal flint blades, plant fibers, and awls made from deer antlers. Our museum educators will show you each processing step.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    Sun 21 May | 00:00

    Leatherworking workshop (pouches)

    The art of tanning has been known to man since the Stone Age. Through this process, animal skins and furs are preserved and softened so that they can be further processed into clothing, tents, and ceilings. Ötzi’s clothing was also made from tanned leather. Make a little pouch yourself the Stone Age way from deer leather. To do so, you will have at your disposal flint blades, plant fibers, and awls made from deer antlers. Our museum educators will show you each processing step.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    • Additional information in the event description
    Sun 21 May | 11:00

    Guided tour “The power of fire”

    How was fire made during the time of Ötzi, what did he need to do so, and why was it of such great importance? A thematic tour through the permanent exhibition with Luana Zanforlin, museum educator.

    No registration required | Costs: +3€ | Course 1 | Meeting point: main entrance | Duration: approx. 45 min

    • Adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    • Additional information in the event description
    Sun 21 May | 11:00

    Guided tour “The power of fire”

    How was fire made during the time of Ötzi, what did he need to do so, and why was it of such great importance? A thematic tour through the permanent exhibition with Luana Zanforlin, museum educator.

    No registration required | Costs: +3€ | Course 1 | Meeting point: main entrance | Duration: approx. 45 min

    Mon 22 May | 00:00

    Leatherworking workshop (pouches)

    The art of tanning has been known to man since the Stone Age. Through this process, animal skins and furs are preserved and softened so that they can be further processed into clothing, tents, and ceilings. Ötzi’s clothing was also made from tanned leather. Make a little pouch yourself the Stone Age way from deer leather. To do so, you will have at your disposal flint blades, plant fibers, and awls made from deer antlers. Our museum educators will show you each processing step.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Sun 28 May | 12:30

    Comb making workshop

    Wood was one of the most important materials during the stone age. Nevertheless, there are much more archaeological finds made of stone, because organic materials need to be conserved under special conditions to outlast for so many time. In this workshop you will learn to make a wooden comb, similar to those used at the time of the Iceman.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Mon 29 May | 00:00

    Comb making workshop

    Wood was one of the most important materials during the stone age. Nevertheless, there are much more archaeological finds made of stone, because organic materials need to be conserved under special conditions to outlast for so many time. In this workshop you will learn to make a wooden comb, similar to those used at the time of the Iceman.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Tue 30 May | 00:00

    Comb making workshop

    Wood was one of the most important materials during the stone age. Nevertheless, there are much more archaeological finds made of stone, because organic materials need to be conserved under special conditions to outlast for so many time. In this workshop you will learn to make a wooden comb, similar to those used at the time of the Iceman.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    Wed 31 May | 00:00

    Comb making workshop

    Wood was one of the most important materials during the stone age. Nevertheless, there are much more archaeological finds made of stone, because organic materials need to be conserved under special conditions to outlast for so many time. In this workshop you will learn to make a wooden comb, similar to those used at the time of the Iceman.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Demonstration
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    • Weather permitting
    Sun 4 June | 15:00

    Demonstration on prehistoric butchering

    Ötzi wore leather clothes, ate dried meat and used bone tools. Our museum educator Stefan Tappeiner will present the procedure of butchering after hunting an animal. The hunter and butcher shows skinning and braking down the meat with flint tools.

    No registration required | Included in the admission fee | Fish pond| Course 3 | Duration: approx. 45 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Thu 8 June | 12:30

    Deer antler working workshop (Awl)

    Ötzi’s clothes and some pieces of his equipment were made out of leather and fur. These materials are too hard and too thick to be sewed directly with needle and thread: they must be previously punctured with an awl. Our museum educators will show you how to make an awl of antlers and poplar bark using only flint stylus and a sharpening stones.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Mon 12 June | 12:30

    Soapstone working workshop (pendant)

    Ötzi carried with him a disc of limestone with a hole in it. For your first efforts at Stone Age polishing, drilling, and engraving, a less hard rock is more suitable: soapstone. Let your imagination run wild and stick around! With the help of flint drills and sandstone, you will soon turn blanks into amulets, talismans, animal statuettes, pendants, and much, much more…

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    Tue 13 June | 00:00

    Soapstone working workshop (pendant)

    Ötzi carried with him a disc of limestone with a hole in it. For your first efforts at Stone Age polishing, drilling, and engraving, a less hard rock is more suitable: soapstone. Let your imagination run wild and stick around! With the help of flint drills and sandstone, you will soon turn blanks into amulets, talismans, animal statuettes, pendants, and much, much more…

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    Wed 14 June | 00:00

    Soapstone working workshop (pendant)

    Ötzi carried with him a disc of limestone with a hole in it. For your first efforts at Stone Age polishing, drilling, and engraving, a less hard rock is more suitable: soapstone. Let your imagination run wild and stick around! With the help of flint drills and sandstone, you will soon turn blanks into amulets, talismans, animal statuettes, pendants, and much, much more…

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    Thu 15 June | 00:00

    Soapstone working workshop (pendant)

    Ötzi carried with him a disc of limestone with a hole in it. For your first efforts at Stone Age polishing, drilling, and engraving, a less hard rock is more suitable: soapstone. Let your imagination run wild and stick around! With the help of flint drills and sandstone, you will soon turn blanks into amulets, talismans, animal statuettes, pendants, and much, much more…

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    Fri 16 June | 12:30

    Willow weaving workshop

    Baskets, fences and fish traps have been woven from willow and other pliable natural materials for thousands of years. Our museum educators will show you how to make a simple Neolithic fish trap, which at home could become a mini-trellis giving support to your one of your climbing plants.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    Sat 17 June | 00:00

    Willow weaving workshop

    Baskets, fences and fish traps have been woven from willow and other pliable natural materials for thousands of years. Our museum educators will show you how to make a simple Neolithic fish trap, which at home could become a mini-trellis giving support to your one of your climbing plants.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    Sun 18 June | 00:00

    Willow weaving workshop

    Baskets, fences and fish traps have been woven from willow and other pliable natural materials for thousands of years. Our museum educators will show you how to make a simple Neolithic fish trap, which at home could become a mini-trellis giving support to your one of your climbing plants.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Demonstration
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    • Weather permitting
    Sun 2 July | 15:00

    Demonstration on Copper Age metal smelting

    Ötzi carried with him an axe with a blade made from nearly pure copper. We replicated the smelting of this blade using the so-called “lost wax” process, one of the processes that Ötzi may have been able to apply for the production of his copper blade. With Ernst Gamper, museum educator.

    No registration required | Included in the admission fee |  Houses Parma-Via Guidorossi | Course 3 | Duration: approx. 45 min

    • Guided tour or lecture
    • Adults
    • Multilingual
    Mon 3 July | 16:00

    Aperitivo Ötzi Glacier Tour

    You are interested in the Ötzi Glacier Tour but you want to know more about it before booking? Every Monday at 4 p.m. at the archeoParc cafeteria alpine tour guides, skiing instructors or members of alpine clubs give you information about itinerary, duration and physical conditions needed to participate.

    No registration required | Free entrance | Coffee shop | Course 1 | Duration: approx. 30 min

    • Trekking tour
    • Adults
    • Multilingual
    • Reservations required
    Tue 4 July | 06:30

    Ötzi Glacier Tour

    The extremely varied one day round tour crosses the main chain oft the Alps. The undisputed highlight of this accompanied glacier hiking  tour is the discovery site of Ötzi the Iceman (3,210m).
    Further information

    Join the tour!

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Tue 4 July | 12:30

    Bark and flint working workshop (small knife)

    During the Neolithic Period, flint had an incredible number of uses for making, drilling, scraping, cutting, engraving, and much, much more. Under the instruction of our museum educators, you can take a flint, a piece of poplar bark, and “Stone Age glue” and make a working push dagger as has been verified for the time of Ötzi.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Sat 8 July | 12:30

    Handweaving workshop (bracelet)

    Weaving has been known since as early as the Neolithic Period, and since that time it has been one of the most important cultural techniques of humans. Our museum educators invite you to try your hand at weaving and to make a bracelet in plain weave out of yarn.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    • Additional information in the event description
    Sun 9 July | 11:00

    Guided tour “Linden weaving and cow sinews”

    Thematic tour in the permanent exhibition on animal and plant fiber materials and their use by Ötzi. With Luana Zanforlin, museum educator.

    No registration required | Costs: +3€ | Course 1 | Meeting point: main entrance | Duration: approx. 45 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Wed 12 July | 12:30

    Leatherworking workshop (bracelet)

    Just like Ötzi, you can cut deer leather into strips with flint flakes and, using a technique of his time (twisting), turn them into a “Neolithic bracelet”.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 40 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Sun 16 July | 12:30

    Soapstone working workshop (pendant)

    Ötzi carried with him a disc of limestone with a hole in it. For your first efforts at Stone Age polishing, drilling, and engraving, a less hard rock is more suitable: soapstone. Let your imagination run wild and stick around! With the help of flint drills and sandstone, you will soon turn blanks into amulets, talismans, animal statuettes, pendants, and much, much more…

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Thu 20 July | 12:30

    Bullroarers making workshop

    Flat oval objects made from wood or bone that are swung through the air on a cord are called “bullroarers”. The noise that is made with them can be heard over long distances. Bullroarers have been known since the Paleolithic Period and are still used today in some traditional cultures. You can cut your own bullroarer out of a piece of soft wood and listen to its deep tones whose direction can hardly be pinpointed.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Mon 24 July | 12:30

    Sea shell jewelry making workshop

    Sea shells, snail shells, fruit pit pearls, teeth, wood. All sorts of different things were used during the time of Ötzi for jewelry. You can polish sea shells and drill through wooden discs to make pendants and pearls. On top of that, you will learn how Ötzi made cords out of plant fibers with the weaving technique. Then all you have to do is string it together and your “Stone Age chain” is done.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Tue 25 July | 12:30

    Sea shell jewelry making workshop

    Sea shells, snail shells, fruit pit pearls, teeth, wood. All sorts of different things were used during the time of Ötzi for jewelry. You can polish sea shells and drill through wooden discs to make pendants and pearls. On top of that, you will learn how Ötzi made cords out of plant fibers with the weaving technique. Then all you have to do is string it together and your “Stone Age chain” is done.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Wed 26 July | 12:30

    Sea shell jewelry making workshop

    Sea shells, snail shells, fruit pit pearls, teeth, wood. All sorts of different things were used during the time of Ötzi for jewelry. You can polish sea shells and drill through wooden discs to make pendants and pearls. On top of that, you will learn how Ötzi made cords out of plant fibers with the weaving technique. Then all you have to do is string it together and your “Stone Age chain” is done.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Thu 27 July | 12:30

    Sea shell jewelry making workshop

    Sea shells, snail shells, fruit pit pearls, teeth, wood. All sorts of different things were used during the time of Ötzi for jewelry. You can polish sea shells and drill through wooden discs to make pendants and pearls. On top of that, you will learn how Ötzi made cords out of plant fibers with the weaving technique. Then all you have to do is string it together and your “Stone Age chain” is done.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Fri 28 July | 12:30

    Clay working workshop (globular flute)

    In different diggings were found rests of globular flutes made of clay. We invite you to make a similar instrument and show you the right technique to play it.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 40 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Tue 1 August | 12:30

    Leatherworking workshop (bracelet)

    Just like Ötzi, you can cut deer leather into strips with flint flakes and, using a technique of his time (twisting), turn them into a “Neolithic bracelet”.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 40 min

    Tue 8 August | 12:30

    Deer antler working workshop (Pendant)

    During the Stone Age, antlers were a favorite material for creating jewelry and tools. For instance, Ötzi carried the tips of deer antlers with him. We invite you to get familiar with this material that is rather seldom used today and to make a pendant the Stone Age way with rocks, water, and quartz sand.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    Sat 12 August | 12:30

    Whistle making workshop

    When it was that humans began making noises with their bodies, we do not know. Musical instruments such as whistles, flutes, rattles, and drums go back approximately forty thousand years. Under the instruction of our museum educators, you can use flint and sandstone to make a whistle out of a hazelnut shell, as was done back as early as the Stone Age.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Wed 16 August | 12:30

    Sea shell jewelry making workshop

    Sea shells, snail shells, fruit pit pearls, teeth, wood. All sorts of different things were used during the time of Ötzi for jewelry. You can polish sea shells and drill through wooden discs to make pendants and pearls. On top of that, you will learn how Ötzi made cords out of plant fibers with the weaving technique. Then all you have to do is string it together and your “Stone Age chain” is done.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Thu 17 August | 12:30

    Sea shell jewelry making workshop

    Sea shells, snail shells, fruit pit pearls, teeth, wood. All sorts of different things were used during the time of Ötzi for jewelry. You can polish sea shells and drill through wooden discs to make pendants and pearls. On top of that, you will learn how Ötzi made cords out of plant fibers with the weaving technique. Then all you have to do is string it together and your “Stone Age chain” is done.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Fri 18 August | 12:30

    Sea shell jewelry making workshop

    Sea shells, snail shells, fruit pit pearls, teeth, wood. All sorts of different things were used during the time of Ötzi for jewelry. You can polish sea shells and drill through wooden discs to make pendants and pearls. On top of that, you will learn how Ötzi made cords out of plant fibers with the weaving technique. Then all you have to do is string it together and your “Stone Age chain” is done.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Sat 19 August | 12:30

    Handweaving workshop (bracelet)

    Weaving has been known since as early as the Neolithic Period, and since that time it has been one of the most important cultural techniques of humans. Our museum educators invite you to try your hand at weaving and to make a bracelet in plain weave out of yarn.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Mon 21 August | 12:30

    Copper working workshop

    Ötzi carried with him an ax with a copper blade. You can hammer, forge, and sharpen a copper wire into a piece of jewelry that could also have been worn at the time.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Thu 24 August | 12:30

    Bullroarers making workshop

    Flat oval objects made from wood or bone that are swung through the air on a cord are called “bullroarers”. The noise that is made with them can be heard over long distances. Bullroarers have been known since the Paleolithic Period and are still used today in some traditional cultures. You can cut your own bullroarer out of a piece of soft wood and listen to its deep tones whose direction can hardly be pinpointed.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Mon 28 August | 12:30

    Soapstone working workshop (pendant)

    Ötzi carried with him a disc of limestone with a hole in it. For your first efforts at Stone Age polishing, drilling, and engraving, a less hard rock is more suitable: soapstone. Let your imagination run wild and stick around! With the help of flint drills and sandstone, you will soon turn blanks into amulets, talismans, animal statuettes, pendants, and much, much more…

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Demonstration
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    • Weather permitting
    Sun 3 September | 15:00

    Demonstration on prehistoric birch bark tar making

    On Ötzi’s arrows and on his axe, a hot adhesive was used which was produced from birch bark. We demonstrate how to obtain the so-called “birch bark tar” in a two pot process, a technique that Ötzi also could have used. With Ernst Gamper, education department.

    No registration required | Included in the admission fee | Fish pond | Course 3 | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Mon 4 September | 12:30

    Copper working workshop

    Ötzi carried with him an ax with a copper blade. You can hammer, forge, and sharpen a copper wire into a piece of jewelry that could also have been worn at the time.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Thu 7 September | 12:30

    Leatherworking workshop (bracelet)

    Just like Ötzi, you can cut deer leather into strips with flint flakes and, using a technique of his time (twisting), turn them into a “Neolithic bracelet”.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 40 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Mon 11 September | 12:30

    Bow constructing workshop (model)

    Among the things, that Ötzi carried was a semifinished bow made from yew. Our museum educators will show you step by step how a piece of wood is turned into a bow. You will work with a 20 cm long wooden blank of hazel wood and then choose from using a flint flake or a modern carving knife.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Thu 14 September | 12:30

    Coil weaving workshop

    Reeds, plant fibers, a needle, and the right technique: that’s all you need to make a basket, as is known from Copper Age excavations.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Mon 18 September | 12:30

    Soapstone working workshop (pendant)

    Ötzi carried with him a disc of limestone with a hole in it. For your first efforts at Stone Age polishing, drilling, and engraving, a less hard rock is more suitable: soapstone. Let your imagination run wild and stick around! With the help of flint drills and sandstone, you will soon turn blanks into amulets, talismans, animal statuettes, pendants, and much, much more…

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Guided tour or lecture
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    Tue 19 September | 10:00

    Ötzi Discovery Day (free admission)

    On this day thirtytwo years ago, Erika and Helmut Simon discovered Ötzi. Celebrate his “birthday” with us with hourly tours and a welcome gift.

    no registration required | free admission | course 1, 2 and 3

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Tue 19 September | 12:30

    Soapstone working workshop (pendant)

    Ötzi carried with him a disc of limestone with a hole in it. For your first efforts at Stone Age polishing, drilling, and engraving, a less hard rock is more suitable: soapstone. Let your imagination run wild and stick around! With the help of flint drills and sandstone, you will soon turn blanks into amulets, talismans, animal statuettes, pendants, and much, much more…

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Wed 20 September | 12:30

    Soapstone working workshop (pendant)

    Ötzi carried with him a disc of limestone with a hole in it. For your first efforts at Stone Age polishing, drilling, and engraving, a less hard rock is more suitable: soapstone. Let your imagination run wild and stick around! With the help of flint drills and sandstone, you will soon turn blanks into amulets, talismans, animal statuettes, pendants, and much, much more…

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Thu 21 September | 12:30

    Handweaving workshop (belt)

    Weaving has been known since as early as the Neolithic Period, and since that time it has been one of the most important cultural techniques of humans. Our museum educators invite you to try your hand at weaving and to make a belt in rip weave.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Demonstration
    • Adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Multilingual
    Sat 23 September | 00:00

    European championship For Prehistoric Weapons

    Once again this year, for the eleventh time, one stage of the European Championships in Prehistoric Archery and Atlatl will be held in the Val Senales. In the area where Ötzi once went hunting, archers and spear throwers from the different countries of Europe will meet…

    Further information

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Tue 26 September | 12:30

    Twined weaving workshop (Pad)

    Ötzi’s mat and the scabbard for his knife were made with the help of a technique that we call twined weaving. Do your own wickerwork with bulrushes and fibers in what may well be the oldest technique for textile weaving.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 40 min

    Sun 1 October | 12:30

    Deer antler working workshop (Awl)

    Ötzi’s clothes and some pieces of his equipment were made out of leather and fur. These materials are too hard and too thick to be sewed directly with needle and thread: they must be previously punctured with an awl. Our museum educators will show you how to make an awl of antlers and poplar bark using only flint stylus and a sharpening stones.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Thu 5 October | 12:30

    Colour making workshop

    Stone-Age people made their paints from ochre and other raw materials. You can try to grind ochre between two stones and make a viscous, water proof paste of it. The potsherd you’ll colour with your self-made painting paste you can take home as a souvenir.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Duration: approx. 40 min

    Mon 9 October | 12:30

    Whistle making workshop

    When it was that humans began making noises with their bodies, we do not know. Musical instruments such as whistles, flutes, rattles, and drums go back approximately forty thousand years. Under the instruction of our museum educators, you can use flint and sandstone to make a whistle out of a hazelnut shell, as was done back as early as the Stone Age.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Fri 13 October | 12:30

    Making pearls out of plant pits workshop

    The blossoms are white, and in the autumn it bears dark blue fruit: the sloe bush. Archaeologists found a pit from this plant with Ötzi. We will use the fact that it was desired at his time to make pearls out of the pits to show you how it is done. Who knows, perhaps you are one of our patient visitors who will make several pearls and then fashion a “Copper Age necklace” out of them?

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Tue 17 October | 12:30

    Soapstone working workshop (pendant)

    Ötzi carried with him a disc of limestone with a hole in it. For your first efforts at Stone Age polishing, drilling, and engraving, a less hard rock is more suitable: soapstone. Let your imagination run wild and stick around! With the help of flint drills and sandstone, you will soon turn blanks into amulets, talismans, animal statuettes, pendants, and much, much more…

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Wed 18 October | 12:30

    Soapstone working workshop (pendant)

    Ötzi carried with him a disc of limestone with a hole in it. For your first efforts at Stone Age polishing, drilling, and engraving, a less hard rock is more suitable: soapstone. Let your imagination run wild and stick around! With the help of flint drills and sandstone, you will soon turn blanks into amulets, talismans, animal statuettes, pendants, and much, much more…

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Thu 19 October | 12:30

    Soapstone working workshop (pendant)

    Ötzi carried with him a disc of limestone with a hole in it. For your first efforts at Stone Age polishing, drilling, and engraving, a less hard rock is more suitable: soapstone. Let your imagination run wild and stick around! With the help of flint drills and sandstone, you will soon turn blanks into amulets, talismans, animal statuettes, pendants, and much, much more…

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Fri 20 October | 12:30

    Soapstone working workshop (pendant)

    Ötzi carried with him a disc of limestone with a hole in it. For your first efforts at Stone Age polishing, drilling, and engraving, a less hard rock is more suitable: soapstone. Let your imagination run wild and stick around! With the help of flint drills and sandstone, you will soon turn blanks into amulets, talismans, animal statuettes, pendants, and much, much more…

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Sat 21 October | 12:30

    Bow constructing workshop (model)

    Among the things, that Ötzi carried was a semifinished bow made from yew. Our museum educators will show you step by step how a piece of wood is turned into a bow. You will work with a 20 cm long wooden blank of hazel wood and then choose from using a flint flake or a modern carving knife.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: approx. 60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Wed 25 October | 12:30

    Coil weaving workshop

    Reeds, plant fibers, a needle, and the right technique: that’s all you need to make a basket, as is known from Copper Age excavations.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Sun 29 October | 12:30

    Bark and flint working workshop (small knife)

    During the Neolithic Period, flint had an incredible number of uses for making, drilling, scraping, cutting, engraving, and much, much more. Under the instruction of our museum educators, you can take a flint, a piece of poplar bark, and “Stone Age glue” and make a working push dagger as has been verified for the time of Ötzi.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Hands-on activity
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Recommended age
    • Multilingual
    Sat 4 November | 12:30

    Copper working workshop

    Ötzi carried with him an ax with a copper blade. You can hammer, forge, and sharpen a copper wire into a piece of jewelry that could also have been worn at the time.

    No registration required | Starts every hour from 12:30 on, last start one hour before the evening closing of the open-air area | Included in the admission fee | Course 2 | Workshop area | Duration: 40-60 min

    • Ski tour
    • Multilingual
    • Reservations required
    Tue 7 November | 08:30

    Ötzi Glacier Tour Ski

    The extremely varied ski tour leads to the Giogo Tisa ridge, where Ötzi was discovered in 1991. It starts and ends in Maso Corto. Participation requires your own ski touring equipment as well as experience in ski touring or a high level of parallel turning.
    Further information

    Join the tour!

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    • Ski tour
    • Multilingual
    • Reservations required
    Tue 2 January | 08:30

    Ötzi Glacier Tour Ski

    The extremely varied ski tour leads to the Giogo Tisa ridge, where Ötzi was discovered in 1991. It starts and ends in Maso Corto. Participation requires your own ski touring equipment as well as experience in ski touring or a high level of parallel turning.
    Further information

    Join the tour!