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.

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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.

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Ötzi village awardings

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Short film of the sacrifice and ritual celebration

TirolTV maked a small overview clip of the sacrifice and ritual celebration 2014 Click on the shaman for the direct link to youtube-video. 

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Ötzi village - 6441 Umhausen, Austria
Phone  +43 (0) 5255 /50022 - Fax +43 (0) 5255 / 50022-15

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