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The largest stilt house complex in Europe consists of six reconstructed stilt villages from the Stone and Bronze Ages. They give an insight into the way of life of the farmers and fishermen. In 2011, UNESCO declared the “pile dwellings around the Alps” to be World Heritage sites.
July 4, 2021
The Pfahlbaumuseum is an archaeological open-air museum on Lake Constance with an attached museum building in the municipality of Uhldingen-Mühlhofen in the Bodenseekreis district in Baden-Württemberg, which presents archaeological finds and replicas of stilt villages from the Stone and Bronze Ages. It includes 23 stilt houses. A scientific research institute is attached to the museum. With up to 300,000 visitors a year, including more than 100,000 schoolchildren, it is one of the largest and most visited open-air museums in Europe. As early as 1922, the year it was built, it had 6,000 visitors. In June 2011, the remains of numerous historic pile-dwelling settlements, including the Unteruhldingen-Stollenwiesen pile-dwelling field about 500 meters south of the museum, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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February 21, 2016
The Pfahlbaumuseum in Unterduhlingen gives an impression of the life of our ancestors more than 3,500 years ago. 23 houses were reconstructed on stilts according to the former construction method. Inside, they show excerpts from the lives of people in the Stone Age and Bronze Age. Stone carving, casting of bronze, pottery and weaving were techniques that were already known during this time. Replicas and original finds on various areas demonstrate this vividly. The museum also deals with the diet and the cultic life of the time. Visitors will also be introduced to underwater archeology, which provided important insights into the replication of the stilt houses and the way of life of the people.
For children, an adventure trail is set up where they can B. can deal with the stone drilling.
May 26, 2017
The pile dwellings have been reconstructed after archaeological finds and excavations. These existed in the Stone and Bronze Ages on Lake Constance. The museum offers an interesting insight into the building methods and way of life of the people of this time. Admission 10 € adults. It is worth it and the price is reasonable, as a lot of the staff tell interesting facts on site. 😉👍
August 13, 2021
On the initiative of the Pfahlbaumuseum the three time lanes were created in Uhldingen. By means of the islands of time, one can find many regional information about the Stone Age and the stilt houses (upper way), the Middle Ages, the Gothic and the modern-day fishing (middle way) as well as to navigation, gastronomy and Bronze Age (lower way).
September 23, 2018
The Pfahlbaumuseum is located in Uhldingen-Mühlhofen directly on Lake Constance. The Archaeological Museum, opened in 1922, shows reconstructions of stilt houses from the Stone and Bronze Ages. The multimedia show "ARCHAEORAMA" is new: Immerse yourself and see how the world heritage site "pile dwellings" looks under water. The special exhibition "The Legacy of the Pile Dwellers" presents over 1,000 original finds from the heritage sites on Lake Constance.
October 20, 2019
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