Museum DoloMythos

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

Already in 1995, the hobby archaeologist, author and movie maker Michael Wachtler founded the DoloMythos in Alta Pusteria. At that time, the famous mountains have not yet been part of the UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites (2009). The museum is housed in the Villa Wachtler, a charming ensemble under monumental protection with castle characteristics in the centre of San Candido. DoloMythos 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 in our area. Actually recent researches show that the Dolomites are considered the cradle of dinosaurs. Examined is also the largest contemporary finding in the Alpine area, which is the cave bear of the Conturines and the prehistoric time 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.

A museum visit is topped off with the crystal worlds, the wonder hotchpotch and the DoloMythos-Cinema, where you can watch a movie on the evolution of the Dolomites, many first ascents as well as the history of the Ladin population. Also treasure hunting for adults and kids is offered on the open-air ground. Maybe you find a gemstone or a hoard of gold? Mountain crystals, amethysts and ammonites are hidden.

Summer opening hours:
from April 17 to May 31, 2017:
from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm
closed on Sundays
from June 1 to October 4, 2017:
daily from 8 am to 7 pm
from October 5 to November 30, 2017:
from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm
closed on Sundays

Winter opening hours:
from December 1, 2017, to Easter 2018:
daily from 8 am to 7 pm

9.00 Euros (adults), free for kids under 4 years
5.00 Euros (children and young people from 4 to 14 years)
7.50 Euros (students, seniors over 60)
family ticket available
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card

Further information:
phone: +39 0474 913462,

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