Museum Ladin - Ursus ladinicus

In the branch of the Museum Ladin in San Cassiano you can see the famous bear skeletons of the Conturines caves.

In 1987, Willy Costamoling from Corvara discovered by chance some bear skeletons in the Conturines caves at approx. 2,800 m a.s.l. First the remains were assigned to the species Ursus spelaeus, a cave bear that lived during the Pleistocene. After some years, however, studies showed that a new species of cave bear has been discovered - this “Dolomite Bear” lived in the interglacial period and has been named Ursus ladinicus.

In 2011, the new Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus was inaugurated, a branch of the Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor. On three floors you can see a unique collection of fossils which have been found in San Cassiano and its surroundings, the remainings of the cave bear and details about its life 40,000 years ago. Also a bear cave and a stuffed brown bear are on display.

Opening hours:
December 26, 2018 - January 06, 2019:
daily from 3 pm - 7 pm
January 7 - March 31, 2019:
Thursday to Saturday from 3 pm - 7 pm
May 1 - October 31, 2019:
Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday from 2 pm - 6 pm, closed on Mondays
July 1 - August 31, 2019:
Monday to Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday from 2 pm - 6 pm

8.00 Euros (adults), free for kids under 6 years
6.50 Euros (students, seniors over 65)
family ticket available
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card
free admission to the Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor (with the ticket of Ursus ladinicus)

Further information:
phone: +39 0474 524020,

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