The archaeological open air park in Umhausen offers life like insight in to the Neolithic Period. Ötzi Village is not your typical museum, its not static, its alive – here you can see how things were, take part in activities such as starting a fire, use bows and arrows, fur tanning (a leather making process) and much more.
Here you will find authentically rebuilt replicas of huts, tools, weapons made 1:1 to the site where „Ötzi“ was found on Tiesenjoch (Similaun) at the far end of Ötztal, and much more. In Ötzi Village you can experience the past in whole new way! We have special exhibitions on different topics, for example music, clothing, weaponry, jewlery and tools – letting you experience Neolithic life in a authentic way! You can take part in the Free tours, use an audio-guide (German, English, French, Italian or Dutch) or use your own cell phone as your guide! There are loads of great courses for kids and youth and the whole family
Start a fire yourself, shoot with a bow and arrow, bake flat bread… get to know about Ötzis world as if you were really there! We offer loads of different courses and adventure days!
The Ötzi Village is open from the beginning of May tll the end of October – Tours several times daily. Find our opening hours, prices and tours here.
The outdoor enclosure has become a habitat for old species of household animals, for example Mangalitza Pigs, Przewalski-Horses, Ochs, Soay Sheep and Blobe Goats etc. These are animals that may have been present in a Neolithic settelment.
Ötzi was found on Tisenjoch (Similaun) at the southern end of Ötztal. In the Ötzi Village you will find a 1:1 detailed replica of the discovery site.
In a 30 minute film you are shown how village life was – economy, crafts, the hunt & collecting, livestock farming as well as interesting facts about religion, social interaction and much more
Ötzi Village is a family-friendly place for an excursion with animals, a great playground with slides, swings and a water-wheel, making it the perfect place for an excursion. Thanks to wheel-chair access on the whole grounds you can also get around with a push chair.
1 Info centre
2 Show, Film, Seminar & Archive Room
3 Wild Przewalski Horses
4 Craft Zone
5 Central village square
6 Hut Construction, Hut – Handcrafts
7 Swallo-Bellied Mangalits
8 Shaft Well
9 Trackways / Cart
10 Hut – Hunting
11 Mountain Goats
12 Rubbish Pit
13 Late Neolithic Hut
14 Ancient Cattle
15 Copper Smelting site
17 Tree chopping trunks
20 Bread Baking Oven
21 Ötzi’s Hut
22 Sacrifice Site
23 Ceramic pottery kiln
24 Clay Quarry
26 Schaman`s Lodge
27 Soay Sheep
28 Rock – Carvings
29 Hunter’s Bivouac
31 Pile Hut, Fishery
32 Stone Chamber Grave
A Ötzi’s Snack Bar · B Ötzi-Museum Shop · C Children’s Play Ground · D Archery Range · E Survival School Tyrol
Info centre, Film- and Seminar room
Film- and Seminar room shows the Ötzi Village Film „The Village Lives…“, Exhibition, Ötzi Clothing, information boards, Pictures of the Ötzi discovery site, drawings of Ötzi’s – belongings, 1:1 replica of the discovery site on Tiesenjoch (Similaun)
Hut – Crafts
From raw skin to leather, from clay to ceramics; rope manufacture, spinning and weaving devices, woven baskets, bark and wooden containers, cleaver and Retoucher
Hut – Hunting
Yew bows, quivers, arrows, arrowheads, wooden vessels, animal traps, resin glue, fishing rod and spear, fishing nets and depictions of Hunting in the Neolithic age
Late Neolithic Hut
Demonstrations of neolithic craft techniques, taster – courses, events and workshops, film Hut.
Ötzi – Hut
Camp, fire and cooking area, furs/skins, tools, equipment and accessories of Ötzi, flint and pyrite and much more
Cult staff, deer antlers, rattles, drums, drumsticks, bone scraper, flutes, Andean trumpets, animal masks, bone needles (tattoo needles), bull-roarer
Free guided tours several times daily
1:1 Replica of the Ötzi discovery site
Variation of huts: Crafts, Hunting, etc
Film- and Seminar room
Monthly themed festivities
Lectures, workshops & courses