Discovery in Obergurgl
The first records of people discovering this enchanting place date back to just 1840. You may think that this limits the place's history, but read on and you'll think again! In 1991, deep in the Tyrolean Alps, an amazing discovery was made: giving a whole new breadth to its history, this discovery came in the form of Otzi, a 5,300 year old neolithic man. The remains were found in a melting glacier, almost perfectly preserved, with Otzi still wearing his animal hide coat and grass cape. Following this, countless discoveries about the era have been made, represented by the outdoor museum 'Otzi Village'. Featuring authentically rebuilt huts and reenactments of how past villagers would have lived, it has several free guided tours, which make for a fascinating day away from the slopes.