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The Museum of the Village on Stilts, in Unteruhldingen The Museum of the Village on Stilts, in Unteruhldingen

Travel back in time and experience life as it was in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages.
Immerse yourself in the mysterious world of the Stone Age farmers and fishermen 6,000 years ago, and of the bronze smelters 3,000 years ago in the Bronze Age. 

Bronze Age stilt houses

UNESCO World Heritage Site stilt village

Experience life as it was 6,000 years ago – even if just for a moment. The houses from the village on stilts, built beside Lake Constance, are brought back to life in the open-air museum in Unteruhldingen. The original archaeological site where they were found is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

These prehistoric stilt settlements, dating back to 5,000 – 500 BC, are located under water, on the shores of lakes and rivers and in areas of marshland. Thanks to the enormous proliferation of archaeological finds, these stilt buildings have provided precise and detailed factual information about the world of European farmers in ancient times: their everyday life, agriculture, cattle farming and technical progress.

Perfectly preserved prehistoric villages and their development and expansion can be documented over extensive periods of time. These stilt buildings supply archaeologists with a mine of invaluable information about village life in prehistoric times.

The visit is combined with a circular tour lasting approx. 45-60 minutes. Our specially trained visitor guides ensure that each guest receives individual attention.

The path continues as a walkway, taking you out across the water from the banks of the lake to the site of the faithfully reconstructed stilt houses, in which visitors can see scenes from everyday life, household utensils and other scientifically authenticated reconstructions from the time.

Set in the heart of the oldest nature reserve in the region, the natural beauty of the countryside around the complex is magical.
 In the display rooms you can marvel at a selection of spectacular original finds, as well as enjoying a varying series of exhibitions on related themes.

The stilt village in Unteruhldingen

Lindauer Hof
Dammgasse 2
D-88131 Lindau im Bodensee
Tel +49 8382 4064
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