The regional capital Bozen/Bolzano is the politic and cultural heart of South Tyrol.
The "Via dei Portici" or Laubengasse street begins to the west of the Town Square. The Laubengasse is one of the most-visited streets of the city. This neighborhood has represented the commercial trade center of the Bozen/Bolzano region since time immemorial. No visit to this charming city would be complete without stopping by the Fruit Market, which is open daily. Additionally, the house fronts with their characteristic bay windows have an appeal all their own. And don't miss the two historical apothecaries, "Zur Madonna" and "Schwarzer Adler."
Archeology Museum - Ötzi
The Archeology Museum was inaugurated in 1998. It documents the history of South Tyrol from the Paleolithic and Mesolithic Eras up to the Carolingian Age. Besides original archeological artifacts, various models, reconstructions, and interactive multi-media stations give visitors a greater understanding of the past in a scientifically grounded but also entertaining fashion. The central exhibition complex is dedicated to "Ötzi," the Ice Man (3300 B.C.).
Opening hours: Year round, from Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. till 5:30 p.m., Closed Mondays.
More information: www.archaeologiemuseum.it