Bolzano Italy – Ötzi The Iceman

Posted on Jan 12 2014 - 4:27pm by Remy Cruz

Bolzano Italy Welcome 2014! And Best Wishes from Busy Mom Monologues…

During my time off, we had a great travel experience and today I will share some insights of it!

To begin our trip, we stayed at the Edelweiss Lodge & Resort in Garmisch, Germany. For those stationed in Germany I will highly recommend you, to book a weekend here. The environment in this hotel is amazing! Your family will enjoy, their amenities, including indoor pool, out-door Jacuzzi, 3 restaurants, 1 gift shop, and recently added a German Traditional Clothing store.  Furthermore, in the Gift shop you can book trips to different places, around Garmisch, Munich and many more. From here, we traveled to Bolzano Italy, a lovely town about 2 hours and 6 minutes from the hotel. Keep in mind that this average time  is depending on the weather and road conditions. Our trip took about 3 hours because that day was snowing and the visibility was quite awful.

Now let’s get to the fun facts of Bolzano and what really brought me to this lovely town. Did you know that in Bolzano Italy, is a museum of an Iceman? Well, his name is Ötzi, and he was found in the Ötztal Alps, by two German tourist hikers.

Ötzi The Iceman Facts

Ötzi the Iceman

  • The greatest fact is that he was covered in ice and snow thousands of years, and in 1991 he was discovered. The conditions of melting ice and snow were the conspiracy to his amazing discovery.
  • After this event and long periods of studies from Scientist, they had come to the conclusion that in fact he was deep frozen over 5, 300 years.
  • The mummy was well preserve, and they even found accouterments and his clothing too as well.
  • According to the studies made to him, he died at the age of 45, which this means he was 5 years over the average men on the age stone lifetime (men only will live until 40 years old).
  • The circumstances of his death; at the beginning they thought that he died from hypothermia, and lack of food. However, years later in 2001 after a deep forensic study, and reviewing a cat scan made during his first discovery, they found a wound and they discovery an arrowhead in his left shoulder.  (Ötzi battle for his life with no luck, and died on it).
  • Ötzi had  tattoos in his body! Yes, according to Scientist his tattoos were aligned in some parts of the body, maybe for a sort way of acupuncture.

Ötzi Battle

Ötzi Tattoos

Ötzi now…

With years of study, computers and  the advances of technology, Ötzi came to live! They make a replica of him, and it is amazing the work they had made! Is like literally standing in front of him, also you can view the Iceman through a window in his refrigerated cell in a separate area, as well as is accouterments.

 Standing with a replica of ÖtziThis is all for now, I hope you enjoy this reading and the amazing discovery of Ötzi! Even though he was discovered in 1991 and he was in national television back then, I never heard of him until now; that I had the pleasure to see him. For more information about Ötzi visit Iceman Italy this is a great experience not only for adults, children will enjoy this amazing museum too.


Documental from the History Channel Ötzi [Death of the Iceman]  

Amazing Places in Italy too…
Sicily Taormina, Italy 
Pompeii Roman Ancient City Tour 

Remy Cruz

Remy Cruz

She is regular mom, with ups and downs, and crazy meltdowns. She writes, rewrite, band her head against the wall, while trying to run her house and focus on editing and reedit articles for Busy Mom Monologues™. She doesn't consider herself a soccer mom, but last year found herself taking her little boy to his first soccer game and his oldest son told her "You are officially a Soccer Mom".

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  1. Maritza Guzman January 13, 2014 at 11:11 pm -

    It's so cool that you got to see the iceman.
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  2. Nicky Cruz January 14, 2014 at 10:37 pm -

    With years of study, computers and the advances of technology, Ötzi came to live!

    Great post!!

    Keep it up.

  3. Carol January 16, 2014 at 7:50 pm -

    Thanks for sharing this piece of history. It was interesting to read.
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    Remy Cruz January 16, 2014 at 8:19 pm -

    Thank you Maritza this was a great experience, not only for me but for my kids too! They had a great learning experience.
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  5. Linda Ursin January 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm -

    I find Ötzi, and the bog bodies pretty fascinating. It's amazing what can be preserved, and they've given us a lot of information.
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  6. Lorelle January 16, 2014 at 9:20 pm -

    It's really fascinating what they were able to work out about his life and the reconstruction of him.
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  7. Caroline January 18, 2014 at 9:35 am -

    Now Garmisch is well known as a Ski Resort. Here in the UK it features many famous downhill racing – did you do any skiing at all?
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  8. Delia
    January 18, 2014 at 10:40 pm -

    This is so cool, Remy! I'm actually having trouble believing it's true because I'm a pretty analytical person 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
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    Remy Cruz January 19, 2014 at 12:33 am -

    Caroline, Actually we didn't on this trip, however, we are planning to do some skiing in the future.
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  10. Lisa Mallis January 19, 2014 at 6:07 pm -

    Thanks so much for including the pictures. These really "bring your post alive"!!!
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  11. Robin Strohmaier January 19, 2014 at 10:07 pm -

    Remy, this is fascinating! I am a history lover, so I carefully read each and every word and watched the video. I had never heard of Ötzi. It is very interesting learning about him.

    We visited Germany in 2010, and I would love to go back. We didn't get to visit Italy and hopefully, that is on our agenda in 2015.

    Thank you for sharing this! Fascinating read!

  12. Margaret January 19, 2014 at 11:39 pm -

    Well I find this an interesting share, glad that you enjoyed your trip.

  13. Remy Cruz
    Remy Cruz January 20, 2014 at 12:18 am -

    Robin if you had the opportunity to visit Germany again, do not miss Bolzano in Italy it's really close to Germany, however, this depending which place you are visiting in Germany.

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    Remy Cruz January 20, 2014 at 12:24 am -

    Delia even thought looks so unbelievable, It will make you do some research like I did to understand, what happened to Otzi…
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  15. Clara January 20, 2014 at 10:24 am -

    I have heard about him hundred of times, but never seen him actually…so I must go sooner or later! thanks for this post, I'm glad you enjoyed your trip n Italy!

  16. Keri Kight January 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm -

    Oh I love hearing about this kind of stuff. I would love to be able to go back in time and actually see how people lived. I'm a bit obsessed with ancient Egypt – I just love how they were able to preserve the bodies so well.
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  17. Julie Jamison January 21, 2014 at 12:05 am -

    How cool Remy! Thanks so much for sharing a moment in history with us!
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    Remy Cruz January 21, 2014 at 10:03 pm -

    Thanks Julie for stopping by!
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  20. Jennifer
    January 22, 2014 at 9:55 pm -

    This is so fascinating! How awesome to be able to visit such an awesome exhibit!

    Thanks for sharing and wishing you a lovely day.


  21. Remy Cruz
    Remy Cruz January 22, 2014 at 10:10 pm -

    Thank You Jenn! This was a rewarding experience for the kids too!

  22. Amanda Mcmillen January 23, 2014 at 9:30 pm -

    You are so lucky! I have always wanted to see Otzi!
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  23. Remy Cruz
    Remy Cruz January 23, 2014 at 10:05 pm -

    Thank you! This was really fun travel experience…

  24. Whitney January 24, 2014 at 12:15 am -

    This is incredibly fascinating and a story I've never heard before!

  25. Cindy January 27, 2014 at 8:54 pm -

    Remy, I LOVED LOVED LOVED this article. What a cool trip this sounds like! I am going to Italy for the very first time in May. We are doing a 2-week Mediterranean cruise and will see Italy, Istanbul, Greece, etc. Your article made me even more excited about our upcoming trip! Maybe I'll see the Iceman, too! Thanks for sharing! Cindy Winn

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    Remy Cruz January 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm -

    Cindy I did the Mediterranean cruise last year! was an awesome experience. You will have a great time here. I live in Germany this is way I could do so much traveling.

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