RS ursus ladinicus pic museum ladin san cassiano st kassian
RS ursus ladinicus pic museum ladin san cassiano st kassian

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 were 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.

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Opening times

  • Thu 29 Feb 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 01 Mar 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 02 Mar closed
  • Sun 03 Mar closed
  • Mon 04 Mar closed
  • Tue 05 Mar closed
  • Wed 06 Mar closed

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Winter 2024 (11/01/2024 - 15/03/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Spring closure 2024 (16/03/2024 - 01/05/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Spring 2024 (02/05/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Summer 2024 (04/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Autumn 2024 (10/09/2024 - 03/11/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Admission

single admission to the Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus:
€ 6.00 adults
€ 6.00 young people (16-18 years)
€ 4.50 students (up to 27 years)
€ 4.50 seniors 65+
€ 4.50 groups (more than 15 persons)

€ 12.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 16 years)
€ 6.00 family ticket (1 adult with children under 16 years)

combined ticket Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus & Museum Ladin:
€ 10.00 adults
€ 10.00 young people (16-18 years)
€ 8.00 students (up to 27 years)
€ 8.00 seniors 65+
€ 8.00 groups (more than 15 persons)

€ 20.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 16 years)
€ 10.00 family ticket (1 adult with children under 16 years)

free for children under 6 years (without audio guide)

More information

The Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus stays open in summer and in winter, closed on Mondays (in winter open only on Thursdays and Fridays), summer season start 2024 on the 2nd of May.

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