Ötzi Village Umhausen

The impressive journey back in time

A distinctive combination of varied leisure activities for the whole family. Embark on an impressive journey back in time. In the Ötzi Village Umhausen you will learn how our ancestors lived in the Stone Age.

In 2000, the Ötzi Village was built on the initiative of the Association for Prehistoric Buildings and Local History. It is an archaeological open-air park that corresponds to the trend in museum education to make science accessible to the public in an understandable way. This was preceded by the sensational discovery of the “Iceman – Ötzi”. On 19 September 1991, the German mountain hikers Erika and Helmut Simon from Nuremberg stumbled by chance upon a glacier mummy on the 3,208 m high Tisenjoch in the Ötztal Alps. The site, covered in glacial ice, preserved the corpse perfectly for thousands of years until the mummy was uncovered in the unusually hot summer of 1991. Due to the location of the find, the nickname “Ötzi” was quickly found. The age of the mummy was estimated at around 5,250 years and assigned to the late Neolithic period. A time long before the construction of the first pyramids or the invention of the wheel.

Interesting guided tours

Trained staff accompany visitors through the area and provide expert information on the authentically reconstructed huts and their furnishings, which give an idea of the life and economy of people from the Neolithic period. Old breeds of domestic animals such as Przewalski horses, Mangalitza pigs, Soya sheep or aurochs are resident in the Ötzi Village, and active village life is demonstrated weekly in the form of fire making, bread baking, archery, amulet making, etc., inviting visitors to join in. The ongoing scientific supervision of the Ötzi Village is ensured by the Archaeological Institute of the University of Innsbruck, Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner.

All information at a glance:

Association for Prehistoric Buildings and Local History
Am Tauferberg 8
6441 Umhausen
+43(0)5255 50022 od 5795
office@oetzi-dorf.at . www.oetzi-dorf.at

  • Distance from our hotel: approx. 50 min by car.
  • Opening hours: daily from 9:30 to 17:30; in October only until 17:00 (no closing day)
  • Guided tours – duration approx. 1 hour

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