The Archeoparc Schnalstal
You want to spend a day in the Neolithic? Live the life of a Stone Age man? You want to know what his environment looked like, what he ate, how he hunted? Then Archeoparc Val Senales is the place for you!
The Archeopark adventure and open-air museum was opened not far from the site where the remains of the most famous Stone Age man, the glacier mummy Ötzi, were found. If one looks up at the surrounding peaks, one can even see Ötzi's find site, the Tisenjoch, from here.
On an area of 4,000 square metres, the visitor is introduced to the life of the hiker from the Copper Age. There you can find three replicas of Neolithic huts, you can make spearheads yourself in workshops and see on test fields which plants and fruits were cultivated. In the permanent exhibition, visitors will find numerous display boards, faithful reproductions, found objects and text panels telling the story of life more than 5000 years ago.
In summer the museum offers an extensive programme of activities. So you can look over the shoulders of a Stone Age craftsman at his work, make pots yourself, shoot arrows and dye wool.
- Archeoparc Schnalstal is among the 10 best rated Tourist Attractions in South Tyrol.
How to get there
The museum is easily accessible by car via Bozen-Meran. Take the A22 (toll) to the Bolzano South exit. Here you continue on the SS38 through the Adige valley to Meran. One follows the SS38 further into the Vinschgau. After Nauders turn right and follow the sign into Schnalstal.
In the village the museum is signposted and cannot be missed.