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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€ 8.00 adults
€ 6.50 € seniors (over 65 years), groups (15 or more), students (up to 27 years)
€ 2.00 € students (with class)
€ 16.00 families (2 adults, children up to 16 years)
children up to 6 years free
The ticket allows the free entry in the Museum Ladin Ciastel de Tor in San Martino.