On June 27, 2011, UNESCO declared the prehistoricAltogether, the UNESCO selected 111 pile dwelling sites... read more
pile dwellings in the Alpine regions World Heritage sites.
Sunken worlds become visible again: Reconstructed pile dwellingsSituated in the middle of the oldest nature reserve at Lake Constance read more
of the Stone and Bronze Age in Unteruhldingen.
From treasure hunt to eco-archaeologyIn a small bay near Obermeilen at Lake Zurich read more
The pile dwellings over the centuries
Lake Dwellers were already mobile 5000 years agoFind of a Bronze Age oakwood wheel in Bad Buchau read more
Finds were only preserved thanks to mud and moors .
Construction of a „new” pile dwellingReconstruction of the in 2009 by a storm demolished
Hornstaad House at the Lake Dwelling Unteruhldingen read more
What is worth preserving at the pile dwellings?The settlement under water, mark the origin of our culture read more
How do you drill a hole into a stone?Stone Age techniques you can touch,
experience firsthand, and understand. read more
Together with “Uhldi”, harvest and grind gain, bake flat breads…An exciting undertaking in the time of frozen pizzas. read more
The experiment: One day in the Stone Age.Why did the people 6000 years ago decide to settle on lakeshores and moors?
What kind of skills did they have? read more
Inhabited pile dwellings are still existent today in all parts of the world. For example, people still live in pile dwellings in Southeast Asia, West Africa or Central America.Even in Europe, those houses on stilts can still be found in some places. read more