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Ötzi the Iceman - Crack the Cold Case

Interactive exhibition about the oldest murder of Ötzi, the Iceman, the
oldest known wet mummy. Visitors are invited to solve this ancient murder
mystery. The exhibition Ötzi the Iceman - Crack the Cold Case sheds light on
his life and death.

Ötzi the Iceman is the oldest known, best-preserved and most studied wet mummy in the world. Since his discovery in 1991, Ötzi has been exciting subject of countless news reports, scientific publications and documentaries.

Visitors are not just invited to compare different theories on the Iceman but also have the chance to piece together how this crime unfolded and to solve this ancient murder mystery. The exhibition’s thematic design evoking different settings, such as the find site or a forensic laboratory, a wide range of interactives, films, holograms, radio features, 3D-animations, augmented reality and hand-on elements open the extraordinary window onto the intriguing life and story of the Iceman.

An exact replica of the Iceman along with a scientific reconstruction of his appearance alive, original artifacts, such as a prehistoric maple leave, as well as exact replicas of the items, equipment and tools deemed too unstable to travel, allow visitors to experience the Iceman and the time he lived in first-hand.

Highlights and facts:

  • Interactive research laboratory
  • Multitouch tables to examine the mummy
  • Diorama of the crime scene
  • Radio reports, videos and 3D animation
  • Immersive crime scene experience
  • Augmented reality

Ötzi the Iceman - Crack the Cold Case was developed in collaboration with the Continium Discovery Center and the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. The exhibition was curated by Dr. Angelika Fleckinger, director of the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology.

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+43 512 56 2800 70





  • the iceman
  • mummy
  • turnkey
  • history
  • science
  • interactive exhibition
  • interactive experience
  • augmented reality
  • Original Objects
  • films
  • hands-on activities


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