In the town centre of Bolzano, at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, a special archaeological feature awaits: Ötzi the Iceman. The well-preserved mummy was discovered by chance in 1991 at the foot of the Schnalstaler Gletscher glacier in the Ötztal Alps and is over 5,000 years old. Today, this “man from the ice” is one of the most researched people in the world. The Museum of Archaeology can be found at the start of the pedestrian zone in the old town of Bolzano in a former bank building dating from 1912. In addition to various special and touring exhibitions, there is an interactive permanent exhibition relating to the life of the famous iceman. On the ground floor, the history of the iceman’s discovery is told and on the first floor, you can see Ötzi in specially developed cool cells while his original clothing and equipment offer an insight into how people lived during the Copper Age. On the second floor, research results from the last 30 years are presented: what did Ötzi eat? And was he actually murdered?