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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 Dolomite Museum 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 the centre of San Candido.

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 sagas!

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 public means of transport, e.g. in 40 minutes from Brunico by the regional train.

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Opening times

  • Mon 29 Nov 08:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 30 Nov 08:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 01 Dec 08:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 02 Dec 08:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 03 Dec 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 04 Dec 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 05 Dec closed

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Autumn - winter 2021/22 (09/01/2021 - 04/30/2022)

  • 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 closed

All Saints 2021 (11/01/2021) closed

Christmas 2021 (12/25/2021) closed


€ 10.00 adults
€ 8.50 seniors 60+
€ 8.50 students (under 27 years)
€ 8.50 groups (min. 15 persons)
€ 6.00 children (4-14 years)
€ 3.50 school classes
€ 25.00 family ticket (adults and children up to 14 years)

free for children under 4 years

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Open all year round, closed on November 1 and December 25.

Educational offers and guided tours on request.

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