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  • Here are the winners of this year’s contest!

    On Saturdays’ archery competition of the European Championship for Prehistoric Weapons in Val Senales valley the winner in the category ‘Men’ is Joachim Martz (D), ahead of Kuno Bay (CH) and Gabriel Gulde (D).
    In the category ‘Women’ Marlen Mischler (CH) got the best result, while Cornelia Heinzelmann (CH) and Karen Storks (D) are in second and third place.
    Also the little participants proved themselves as skillful archers. In the category ‘Children’ Tom Lukas (D) won the tournament, followed by Gabriel Gulde (D) and Gaius Simon (F).

    The spear throw competition on Sunday was won by Ansgar Lukas (D), Joachim Martz (D) arrived second and Edgar Wittemann (D) third (category Men).
    The best athlete in the category Women was Ursula Räss (CH) followed by Helena Martz (D) and Cornelia Heinzelmann (CH).
    Tom Lukas (D) won the atlatl competition in the category children, on the second place arrived Gaius Simon (F) and on third place Gabriel Gulde (D).

    Atlal Worldchampionship

    The World Atlatl Association contest on Sunday of the category men was won by Joachim Martz (D), Marleen Mischler (CH) was the best women and Tom Lukas (D) the best child.

    Prehistoric European and World Championship 2024

    Congratulations to all the winners and participants of this year’s contest and we are already looking forward to the next year’s contest, held on 28 and 29 September 2024. In the meantime we wish you all the best!

  • We are celebrating Ötzi’s “birthday”

    The 19th September 1991 a german couple found on the Val Senales glacier a death body. It turned out that this was a sensational discovery: the Iceman, how he is now called, lived in our region more than 5000 years ago and so he is Europe’s oldest mummy.

    Now the time has come again to celebrate this special day! We invite you to celebrate Ötzi’s “birthday” with a special program.



  • Visitor’s book August 2023

    Der Besuch im archeoParc kam uns vor, wie in Ötzis Wohnzimmer. Was für ein toller Tag!
    Familie Braatz

    Es war sehr schön – das Feuermachen, Bogenschießen, die Infos über Ötzi und die weiß-schwarze Katze!
    Familie Jacobi

    Allora questo parco è bellissimo, una cosa bella “che non ho mai visto a Roma”. E che è interattivo!
    Giulia, Elletra, Giorgio

    Vooral kano + vuur demo + boogschieten eigenlijk alles
    Family Lips en Boer

    …come immergersi nella storia, un’esperienza straordinaria!! Tour 5*superior
    Famiglia Vaccari & Papotti

  • Reach the discovery site of Ötzi, the Iceman in winter

    The archeoParc in Val Senales Valley offers guided tours to the Ötzi discovery site all year long, including in the winter! We call it the Ötzi Glacier Tour. You can register online or in person at the archeoParc. It’s a very special experience to visit the discovery site in winter with alpine touring skis, then enjoy some fantastic downhill powder lines – depending on the conditions, of course.

    The Route

    The route mostly runs along the glacier, with just a few short (but steep) ascents.
    The tour starts at the meeting point next to the Alpine Arena Senales valley station in Kurzras, where we will take the cable car up to the mountain station Grawand. After a short briefing from the mountain guide, we will ski down the piste to cross the lift Finail. At that point, we will leave the in-bounds terrain and enter the backcountry. Depending on the snow conditions, we can traverse a short slope, or we will take a nice short downhill upon the Hochjoch-Ferner glacier.

    Now let’s put on the skins and hike uphill! As we cross the Kreuzferner glacier, we’ll reach our highest point, the Hauslabjoch (3, 280 m /10,761 ft). A short descent leads us to the discovery site of the Iceman Ötzi (3,210 m /10,532 ft), where we will turn around after a short stop.

    After climbing back to the Hauslabjoch, we can look forward to a great descent in the Hochjoch Valley. Hopefully we will have amazing snow conditions! Finally, we’ll put on the skins again for the last ascent back to the piste, which will take us back to Kurzras.

    Food & Drink

    During the winter tour, there’s not an option to stop in a hut, so everybody is responsible for taking something to eat and drink. It’s therefore very important to take enough to drink at high elevations – we recommend 1 – 1.5 liters per person. Hot drinks like tea with honey or sugar or hot cider are perfect if it’s cold and windy on the ridges.

    We will usually take three breaks during the tour where you can eat a sandwich or a snack like chocolate, a granola bar, or some dried fruits and nuts.

    Equipment for the Ötzi Glacier Tour in Winter

    As you can see from the route, most of the journey will be made on glaciers or on resort terrain. Nevertheless, a few short, steep ascents await us. For these, you have to bring ski crampons. You also need avalanche equipment, with a shovel, probe and avalanche beacon/transceiver. If you don’t have your own equipment, our mountain guide will lend it to you. You can rent alpine touring skis, skins, boots, and poles at the ski rental store Stricker in Maso Corto the day before.

    Another very important thing to consider is what clothing you should wear. We always recommend layers and a windproof jacket to keep warm. You can also take a dry shirt if you sweat easily: depending on the temperature, you may be more comfortable if you change your underlayer at the discovery site before the descent. Furthermore, you will also need a cap, gloves, sunglasses, and sunscreen. The sun is very intense on the glacier, so you really need good protection. You may also want a ski helmet for the downhills.

    Skitour zur Ötzifundstelle mit dem Extrem-Skifahrer Axel Naglich<br/>Skitour al luogo di ritrovamento di Ötzi con lo scialpinista Axel Naglich <br/>Skitour to the findspot of the Iceman wit the extreme athlete Axel Naglich<br/><br/>

    There’s a webcam at Tisenjoch run by the University of Innsbruck that shows the current weather and temperature on the ridges, so you can prepare for the conditions. But remember: it doesn’t matter if the day starts sunny or cloudy or what the forecast says: the weather in the mountains can change very fast and you must be prepared for anything.

    You do not have any backcountry skiing experience?

    Are you a good and experienced skier in the resort? And are you in good physical condition? Then nothing stands in your way to experience an unforgettable glacier adventure – even if you don’t have any backcountry skiing experience!

    Do you want to join us for this great winter adventure?
    Click here for your registration. Or send us your questions to


  • Visitor’s book October 2022

    Thank you for showing us around. Greatig from Poland

    Gita piú bella della mia vita. Con affetto

  • And the winner of the 10th tournament in val Senales valley is…

    Saturday: At the archery competition of the European Championship for Prehistoric Weapons in Val Senales valley the winner in the category men is Kuno Bay (CH), followed by Stefan Kuen (A) and Joachim Martz (D). In the category women prevailed Marlen Mischler (CH), Conny Heinzelmann (CH) and Bärbel Berhorst (D) are in second and third place. In the category children Liam Lukas (D) won the tournament ahead of Tom Lukas (D) and Layan Kuen (A).
    Sunday: The atlatl competition, category men, was won by Fritz Mischler (CH), Ansgar Lukas (D) arrived second and Joachim Martz (D) third. Ursula Räss (CH) was the best woman, followed by Conny Heinzelmann (CH) and Bärbel Berhorst (D). Tom Lukas (D) won the atlatl competition in the category children, on the second place arrived Gabriel Gulde (D), and on third place Liam Lukas (D).

  • Visitor’s book September 2022

    Um aus der Vergangenheit zu lernen müssen wir sie kennen! – Sophia

    Danke furs Kuchenessen, Einbaumfahren & Bogenschießen. – Claudia+Christine

    Thank you so much for your hospitality. Great museum.

  • Visitor’s book August 2022

    Bellissimo museo all’aperto. I bambini sis ono divertiti tanto perché é stato interattivo e pieno di avventure da fare e cose da scoprire!

    Das Beste war das Flechten der tollen Lederarmbänder & das Bogenschießen. – Mandy, Markus, Eva & Alice

    Piacevole scoperta e giornata divertente! – Luciana, Bergamo

    Das wunderschönste Museum der Welt mit den wundervollsten Menschen. – Lukas, Vanessa, Dominik

  • Visits from Australia

    On July 11th a delegation from Willandra national parc in Australia visited the indoor-exhibitions and openair area of archeoParc Val Senales. Archaeologists, anthropologists and representatives of aborigine’s groups gathered information about the conservation and handling of the Iceman. At the Willandra national parc, which is an UNESCO world heritage place, many human fossils were found and now it is planned to build a centre for their conservation.

  • Visitor’s book July 2022

    This was an absolute highlight of our trip to Italy. The exhibits are first class and the encouragement for children to interact with the exhibits is wonderful. – Dasy William, Australia

    Vielen Dank für die Kompetente Führung durch die Jungsteinzeit und die Geduld beim Armband und Bogen. – Isabell und Ralf

    Percorsi interativi che ci hanno fatto fare un viaggio nel neolitico, davvero indimenticabile!

    Questo parco archeologico era fantastic! Fare il giro con la canoa era divertente e vedere le capanne di vari posti era meraviglioso!! Vorrei che ci fossero parchi cosí in tutta Italia sarebbe troppo bello!!! – Arianna

  • Visitor’s book June 2022

    Mir hat es hier richtig gut gefallen! Am besten waren Holzschnitzen, Bogenschießen udn Einbaumfahren. Vielen Dank für die tolle Zeit!

    Sehr spannendes Museum und richtig cool wie viel man slebst erleben darf! – Familie Ottenbacher

    Molto bello, ho avuto una bella scelta di venire qui! Veramente soddisfatta!

    Vielen Dank für den mega schönen Tag. – Pfadfinder Stamm Gais

  • Visitor’s book May 2022

    Die Führung, das Bogenschießen waren toll. Das Bearbeiten der Steine hat mir am besten gefallen. – Hannah

    Es war lustig und wir haben eine tolle Reise in die Vergangenheit gemacht. – Matthias

    Very stunning! – London

    What a great day at Archeo Parc! I learned a lot of new informations for my future comic book! Thanks! (And thanks to the volunteers for their kindness!) – Elsa B.

  • Do you have the Museumobil Card?

    Then come and visit the archeoParc!
    The Museumobil Card provides one admission to the archeoParc. Show the ticket at the entrance and you’ll get a free daily ticket parcours 1, 2 and 3.

    Opening times

    How to get here

  • Visitor’s book November 2021

    Toll gemacht-nicht zu viel und nicht zu wenig. Die Workshops fanden alle super! Danke – Familie Karg

  • Visitor’s book October 2021

    Sehr sehr schöne Ausstellung. Möchte ich nochmal hin. Liebe Grüße. – Familie Schnedler

    Der Besuch hat sich gelohnt! Ein tolles Erlebnis für die ganze Familie! – Christian, Verena, Vincent und Carla, NRW

    Ein wirklich schön und sehr “liebevoll” gemachtes Museum! – Christine+Charlie, Rhld. -Pfalz, Deutschland

    Ich habe vieles dazu gelernt, wie Ötzi gelebt hat. Es ist ein schönes Museum, ich würde gerne wiederkommen. – Nina

    Museo molto bello e curato con grande passione ed attenzione per i dettagli. Grazie!

    Es war wunderschön und toll hier! Wir haben ganz viel über Ötzi erfahren und der Schinken-Käse Toast hat sehr gut geschmeckt! – Leonie, Regine & Anna

  • COVID-19 Info

    The pandemic and measures to protect ourselves and others from it have been with us since the spring of last year, as have the efforts to respectfully coexistence with those who are more afraid of infection than we are.  At the archeoParc, we have agreed upon the following rules of conduct and procedures based upon the regulations of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano and our particular circumstances.

    Thanking you for your understanding, I wish you and all of us all the best!
    Johanna Niederkofler

    Opening times
    We are currently open on certain days of the week.  The current opening hours may be found on the pages Useful Information and Today.

    Currently restricted due to governmental guidelines: For museum visits and employments a valid COVID-19 certificate (“green pass”) is requested. Exceptions: children up to 12 years, school classes who don’t come into contact with other visitors, acquiring information (e.g. Aperitivo Ötzi Glacier Tour), shopping.

    For the access to the cable car during the Ötzi Glacier Tour currently the possession of a valid COVID-19 certificate is compulsory.

    Closed areas and daily offers
    Hands-on area “How Ötzi Looked”
    House Villanuova sul Clisi-Monte Covolo
    Baking bread
    Grinding flour

    No reservations are currently necessary for a visit to the archeoParc. In order to avoid crowds at critical locations, you will receive a reservation for a specific time at the ticket office for some of the daily offers, such as for the fire-making demonstration.

    Guided tours for groups
    If you would like to visit us with a group in the near future and would like a guided tour, you can choose from the following offers and reserve dates during or outside of our current opening times:

    c1: “Corona” special guided tour for max. 10 people
    Duration: 40 min. during opening hours
    Cost: Admission + flat rate for the guide of 35 euros

    c2: “Corona” welcome and introduction at the museum forecourt
    Duration: 20 min during opening hours
    Cost: Admission + 0 euros

    c3: Special tour with “Corona School”  short workshop for school classes
    Duration: 120 min outside opening hours
    Cost: 8 euros

    c4: Introduction and “Corona School Open-Air” short workshop for school classes in the open-air area
    Duration: 90 min
    Cost: 8 euros

    Our regular offers for groups cannot be completely booked for dates in the very near future and in any case not before the end of the national emergency. However, we will be happy to put together a special program for your group out of program elements that are compatible with our security protocols. For dates next spring, for example, we are happy to accept reservations without any restrictions. Please contact us!

    Events and functions
    Sunday afternoon craft demonstrations scheduled for this year have been postponed until the 2022 museum season. All events that have currently been confirmed may be found on the Calendar page.

    Rules of conduct for a visit to the archeoParc
    – Avoid grouping together and keep your distance
    – Wear a mouth and nose covering where a personal distance of 1 meter is not possible
    – Wash or disinfect hands

    Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance, restrooms, and from the staff if you do not have any with you. Mouth and nose coverings are available in the Bookshop as needed.


  • 9th Prehistoric Championship in Val Senales valley

    Thank you all for the great tournament! Find here some of the fantastic pics Peter took during the weekend and download the ranking list.

    See you next year at Val Senales Championship on 24-25 September!

    Find more photos here: Google photo share

  • And the winner is…

    On this Saturday, about 70 participants competed at the European Championship for Prehistoric Weapons. In the category Men Kuno Bay (Switzerland) got the best result, while Joachim Martz (Germany) and Federico Albertoni (Italy) landed in second place. The winner in the category Women is Marlen Mischler (Switzerland) ahead of Helena Martz (Germany) and Conny Heinzelmann (Switzerland). Also the young archers shot like professionals. In the category Children Liam Lukas (Germany) won the tournament, followed by Tom Lukas (Germany) and Gabriel Gulde (Germany).

    Congrats to the winners!

  • Visitor’s book September 2021

    Für mich war es eine sehr interessante Reise in Ötzis Welt! Schön gemacht alles! Auch für Kinder schön gemacht! – Anja und Thomas, Aschaffenburg

    Ein interessanter Rundgang durch eine uns unbekannte aber ineressante Welt! – Veronika und Frank, Nürnberg

  • Visitor’s book August 2021

    Grazie per la dimostrazione dell’accensione del fuoco, molto interessante! – Olivia

    Hey, we loved it here so much. Very interesting and educating. – Hana, Barbara

    Mi sono piaciute molto le attivitá e le ricostruzioni dei luoghi, ho adorato la manutenzione e il realismo.

    Bellissimo luogo…ci riporta indietro nel passato e ci fa sorprendere dalla capacitá che l’uomo aveva 5000 anni fa. – Letizia

    Es war wirklich super schön-für Kinder eine schöne Sache & für Große natürlich auch…man lernt immer dazu. Danke für die tolle Zeit! – Familie Quaiser, Erlangen, Deutschland

    Beeindruckende Einblicke in die Vergangenheit. – Gabi K.

  • Visitor’s book July 2021

    Bellissima esperienza. Ragazze super gentili. – Giada

    Grazie per raccontare in modo cosí appassionato un pezzo di storia. La nostra famiglia ha molto apprezzato.

    I love all the things here and that you can touch almost all of it. I had the best time! I liked the mushroom-like house. – Eleonora

    Ich mag das Museum sehr weil es groß ist und man in die Hütten gehen kann. – Charlotte, Haan

    Sehr schön umgesetzt! – Marco, Tini & Antonio

    La famiglia Lazzeri ha apprezzato tutto il museo e in particolare tutti i percorsi/esperienze! Grazie alle guide davvero cortesi. – Fam. Lazzeri, Caldarazzo

  • Ötzi Glacier Tour with Thomas Huber (Huberbuam)

    What more could you ask for: fantastic weather, wonderful views and great company! Find here some pics of the memorable Ötzi Glacier Tour with the Bavarian climber Thomas Huber:

    The participants got a link to all pictures Peter took. Please contact us, if something didn’t work:


  • Visitor’s book June 2021

    Ich war mit meiner Familie hier. Es hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Viele Grüße

  • Ötzi Glacier Tour and more with Thomas Huber

    Thomas Huber

    private, Archiv Huberbuam

    Together with his brother Alex or on his own, the Bavarian Speed climber and author Thomas Huber is well-known and appreciated for several expeditions and first ascents. On 6th of July the UIAGM Mountain Guide will attend the Ötzi Glacier Tour and share his love for the mountains with the participants.
    Information and reservation online or by phone (+39 0473 67 60 20)

    Some side-events are planned in collaboration with the tourism coop. Val Senales and the tourism coop. Naturno:
    5th of July, 21:00: Projection of the movie “Am Limit” in the community house of Madonna di Senales (to be confirmed)
    6th of July, 20:30: Multimedia presentation by Thomas Huber in the city hall of Naturno
    The side-events are hold in German language.

  • Visitor’s book May 2021

    Oggi é stato bellissimo vedere tutte le cose!

    Es war sehr schön hier. – Annika, Aaron, Manuela und Stephan

    Sehr spannend und alle so freudlich! Vielen Dank! Die Aktionen waren cool!

    Es hat viel Spaß gemacht hier! Wir haben viel über Ötzi und der Steinezit gelernt.

  • Visitor’s book October 2020

    Ganz tolle Ausstellung! Schöne Grüße. – Stefan und Brigitte, Bergsteigerdorf, Bayern

    Ein sehr tolles Museum für die ganze Familie!

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