Welcome to the virtual Ötzi Village
The Ötzi valley society for prehistoric buildings and local history has its home in Umhausen and works together with the borough of Umhausen. The University of Innsbruck is responsible for the scientific leadership (department of archeology Univ. Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner). Eventually, in 2000 as cooperation, the “Ötzi-village” was established.
The “Ötzi-village” is an archeologic open-air museum, which shows the visitors the lifestyle but also economic activities during the lifetime of Ötzi.
Since 2001 Ötzi-Franz is an important part of the whole staff. He is not only a longtime member, but also a main attraction at the weekly and monthly representation of the “Neanderthal village life…”. As a souvenir on these special days visitors and especially children like to take a souvenir photo from the “photo shoot” with Ötzi-Franz.
Ötzi valley in hibarnation
The Ötzi village is currently in hibaernation. The archaeological open-air-park is re-opened from 1st of May 2015.
Sustainability price 2015
The "Huss Verlag" nominating all year excursion destinations for the sustainability price. This year the international "busplaner" sustainability price 2015 in the "leisure and advanture parks" category in Austria went to the Ötzi village. The awarding happend as part of the anniversary "20 years - busplaner" in Munich. Board member Michael Scheiber (pict.: 2nd from left), manager Leonhard Falkner (pict.: 3rd from left) and boss of Huss Verlag Dip. Eng. Christoph Huss (pict.: 5th from left) were present.