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DoloMythos Museum

The Dolomite Museum in the centre of San Candido transfers interesting information on the Pale Mountains

Already in 1995, the author, movie maker and hobby archaeologist Michael Wachtler founded the largest museum dedicated to the Dolomites so far: the DoloMythos. 14 years later, on June 26, 2009, the Pale Mountains were added to the World Heritage List. The museum is housed in the Villa Wachtler, a charming listed ensemble with castle characteristics in San Candido village.

The DoloMythos Museum takes you on a journey back in time, from prehistoric times up to the present-days. The exhibits illustrate the flora and fauna and the dinosaurs - actually, recent researches show that the Dolomites are considered the cradle of dinosaurs. Examined is also the largest contemporary gold finding in the Alps, the cave bear of the Conturines - a museum in the Alta Badia is entirely dedicated to it (Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus) - and the prehistoric lizard "Megachirella wachtleri". It is considered a predecessor of snakes, iguanas and lizards, named after Michael Wachtler. And of course you can also learn more about Dolomite legends!

Also treasure hunting for adults and kids is offered on the open-air ground of the DoloMythos Museum. Mountain crystals, amethysts and ammonites are hidden. And how to reach the museum? It is housed in the Villa Wachtler in the pedestrian zone of San Candido. Parking spaces can be found outside the pedestrian area - the village is also easily reachable by the means of public transport, e.g. in 40 minutes from Brunico by the regional train.

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Opening times

  • Tue 23 Apr 08:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 24 Apr 08:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 25 Apr 08:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 26 Apr 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 27 Apr 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 28 Apr 08:00 - 19:00
  • Mon 29 Apr 08:00 - 19:00

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Spring 2024 (18/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon 08:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 19:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 08:00 - 19:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 08:00 - 19:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 08:00 - 19:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 08:00 - 19:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 08:00 - 19:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 08:00 - 19:00

Summer start 2024 (03/06/2024 - 06/07/2024)

  • Mon 08:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 19:00

Summer 2024 (07/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • Mon 08:00 - 22:30
  • Tue 08:00 - 22:30
  • Wed 08:00 - 22:30
  • Thu 08:00 - 22:30
  • Fri 08:00 - 22:30
  • Sat 08:00 - 22:30
  • Sun 08:00 - 22:30

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 08:00 - 22:30

Autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 30/11/2024)

  • Mon 08:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 19:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 08:00 - 19:00

Admission

€ 14.00 adults
€ 14.00 young people (15-17 years)
€ 12.00 seniors 60+
€ 12.00 students (up to 26 years)
€ 10.00 groups (15 and more persons)
€ 8.00 children (4-14 years)
€ 5.00 school classes (per person)

€ 34.00 family ticket (parents with children up to 14 years)

free for toddlers up to 3 years

€ 35.00 guided tour (only on request)

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The DoloMythos stays open every day all year round, the only closure day is December 25.

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