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 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.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Opening times

  • Wed 25 Nov closed
  • Thu 26 Nov closed
  • Fri 27 Nov closed
  • Sat 28 Nov closed
  • Sun 29 Nov closed
  • Mon 30 Nov closed
  • Tue 01 Dec closed

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 11/24/2020)

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

September - October (09/01/2020 - 10/31/2020)

  • Mon 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 14:00 - 18:00

June - July (06/05/2020 - 07/31/2020)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 14:00 - 18:00

August (08/01/2020 - 08/31/2020)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 14:00 - 18:00

Christmas (12/26/2020 - 01/06/2021)

  • Mon 15:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 15:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 15:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 15:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 15:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 15:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 15:00 - 19:00

Admission

€ 8.00 adults
€ 6.50 € seniors (over 65 years), groups (15 or more), students (up to 27 years)
€ 2.00 € students (with class)
€ 16.00 families (2 adults, children up to 16 years)
children up to 6 years free

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The ticket allows the free entry in the Museum Ladin Ciastel de Tor in San Martino.

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