Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus
The museum of the sleeping bear from the Conturines cave's
In the Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus museum you can visit the fossil remains of the prehistoric bear of the Conturines cave as well as learn more about the origins of our Dolomites mountains.
The Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus museum, a branch of the Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor museum in San Martino in Badia, extends on three floors.
Upstairs, the exhibition starts with the formation of the Dolomites and includes particularly impressive fossils which are typical for the region around San Cassiano.
Subsequently, the Conturines cave's formation as well as its discovery and the excavations are being documented . All the relevant aspects in the lives of the Ursus ladinicus bear and its environment are being explained using the original finds (dated between 60,00ß and 40,000 years ago).
On the basement floor, you find yourself in a reconstruction of the bear's cave, where you can also see thesleeping bear.