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.

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Opening times

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

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Christmas period 2021 (12/26/2021 - 01/08/2022)

  • 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

Winter 2022 (01/13/2022 - 03/31/2022)

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

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

Autumn 2022 (09/01/2022 - 10/31/2022)

  • 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

Admission

€ 8.00 adults
€ 6.50 € seniors 65+
€ 6.50 groups (min. 15 persons)
€ 6.50 students (up to 27 years)
€ 2.00 € school classes
€ 16.00 family ticket (2 adults with children up to 16 years)

free for children up to 6 years (without audioguide)

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Closing in autumn from Nov 1 to Dec 25, 2021, in April 2022 open only for groups and school classes (by reservation).

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

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