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.

Winter opening hours: from December 26, 2019, to April 30, 2020
Dec 26 - Jan 6, 2020:
daily from 3 to 7 pm
Jan 7 - March 31, 2020:
from Thursday to Sunday from 3 to 7 pm
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2020:
open only for school classes and groups with prenotation

Summer opening hours: from May 1 to October 31, 2020
May 1 - June 30, 2020:
from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays from 2 pm to 6 pm
July 1 - Aug 31, 2020:
from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm
Sundays from 2 pm to 6 pm
Sept 1 - Oct 31, 2020:
from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
Sundays from 2 pm to 6 pm

Admission:
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, info@museumladin.it

Access to this site may be restricted or prohibited due to current measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, in order to protect the health of visitors and employees.

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