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

  • Tue 05 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 06 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 07 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 08 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10 Jul 14:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 11 Jul 10:00 - 18:00

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March 2022 (03/03/2022 - 03/31/2022)

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

Season closing (04/01/2022 - 04/30/2022)

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

Spring 2022 (05/01/2022 - 06/30/2022)

  • 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

Labor Day 2022 (05/01/2022) 14:00 - 18:00

Republic Day 2022 (06/02/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) closed

Summer 2022 (07/01/2022 - 08/31/2022)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • 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 14:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) 10:00 - 18:00

Autumn 2022 (09/01/2022 - 10/30/2022)

  • 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

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

  • 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, 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)

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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.

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