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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single admission to the Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus:
€ 6.00 adults, young people (16-18 years)
€ 4.50 students (up to 27 years), seniors 65+
€ 4.50 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 12.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 16 years)
combined ticket Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus & Museum Ladin:
€ 10.00 adults, young people (16-18 years)
€ 8.00 students (up to 27 years), seniors 65+
€ 8.00 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 20.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 16 years)
free for children under 6 years (without audioguide)
Season closing in April and in November-December 2022 (in these periods open only for groups and school classes, by reservation).
The museum stays open also in winter, the winter season 2022/2023 starts on December 26.