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

  • Wed 07 Dec closed
  • Thu 08 Dec closed
  • Fri 09 Dec closed
  • Sat 10 Dec closed
  • Sun 11 Dec closed
  • Mon 12 Dec closed
  • Tue 13 Dec closed

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Season closure 2022 (11/01/2022 - 12/25/2022)

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

Christmas holidays 2022 (12/26/2022 - 01/08/2023)

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

Boxing Day 2022 (12/26/2022) 14:00 - 18:00

New Year's Eve 2022 (12/31/2022) 14:00 - 18:00

New Year 2023 (01/01/2023) 14:00 - 18:00

Epiphany 2023 (01/06/2023) 14:00 - 18:00

Winter 2022/23 (01/12/2023 - 03/31/2023)

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

Season closure 2023 (04/01/2023 - 04/30/2023)

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

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 (parents 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 (parents with children under 16 years)

free for children under 6 years (without audioguide)

More information

During the season closure (Nov 1 to Dec 26, 2022, and April 1 to 30, 2023), the Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus is open upon request only for groups and for school classes.

The museum stays open also in summer, the summer season 2023 will start on the 1st of May.

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