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Mummy from the Ötztal glacier

With the discovery of "Ötzi" the Iceman in 1991 the Ötztal valley has one more cultural sensation. The world-famous findings dating back to approx. 4000 BC are the archeological highlight of the entire Ötztal region. The glacier mummy was named after the Ötztal area, where he was found and is thus irrevocably connected to this valley and its mountains.

Up to 1991
the Ötztal valley was archeologically completely unexplored terrain. Subsequently research was intensified and today it is proven that already from 8000 BC people lived in this area.