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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 26 Sep 08:00 - 19:00
  • Tue 27 Sep 08:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 28 Sep 08:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 29 Sep 08:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 30 Sep 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 01 Oct 08:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 02 Oct 08:00 - 19:00

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Spring - summer 2022 (03/01/2022 - 09/30/2022)

  • 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 08:00 - 19:00

Easter 2022 (04/17/2022) 08:00 - 19:00

Easter Monday 2022 (04/18/2022) 08:00 - 19:00

Liberation Day 2022 (04/25/2022) 08:00 - 19:00

Labor Day 2022 (05/01/2022) 08:00 - 19:00

Republic Day 2022 (06/02/2022) 08:00 - 19:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) 08:00 - 19:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) 08:00 - 19:00

Autumn 2022 (10/01/2022 - 11/30/2022)

  • 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 08:00 - 19:00

All Saints 2022 (11/01/2022) closed

Admission

€ 11.00 adults, young people (15-18 years)
€ 9.00 seniors 60+
€ 9.00 students (under 27 years)
€ 9.00 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 6.50 children (4-14 years)
€ 26.00 family ticket (adults and children up to 14 years)

free for children under 4 years

€ 25.00 guided tour (only on request)

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The museum stays open all year round, guided tour on request.

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