UNESCO Sites: Prehistoric Pile Dwellings

Overview UNESCO Sites around Lake Constance
UNESCO Fundstelle Siedlung Forschner © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege | © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

UNESCO Site Siedlung Forschner

The settlement Forschner lies in the middle of the southern spring song. This settlement, which is extremely easy to defend, is the only wet-preserved, fortified complex of...

UNESCO Site Egelsee

The Neolithic site (around 3660 BC) was excavated during 1962. Several well preserved ground layers of wooden houses were found. The dwelling is well known for its fantastic...

UNESCO site Weil Pestenacker

The Neolithic settlement of Pestenacker was discovered in the course of straightening Loosbach brook in 1934. From 1988 to 1993 and 2000 to 2004 large-scale excavations were...
Fototafeln Hornstaad Hörnle © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege | © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

UNESCO Site Hornstaad Hörnle

In 1856/57 the site was discovered; after her the Hornstaader group was named. Extensive excavations have uncovered a cluster village, which was built between 3918 and 3902...

UNESCO Site Bleiche 2 & 3

The Neolithic (3384-3370 BC) and Bronze Age (around 1650 BC) pile-dwellings were discovered 1944 during drainage-work. The archaeological layers are extremly well preserved....
Rose Island and the shallow waters around it together form the UNESCO World Heritage component part. | © © BLfD, Foto: K. Leidorf

UNESCO sites Feldafing Roseninsel

Rose Island in Lake Starnberg was the first and only pile dwelling site that was discovered in Bavaria during the 19th century. With the exception of the nearby Kempfenhausen...
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UNESCO Site Schreckensee

The site is located on a peninsula in the Schrecksee and contains the only comprehensive stratigraphy of Upper Swabia from the Early Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age...
Wabenfoermige Einbauten schuetzen die Fundstelle vor Erosion © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege | © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

UNESCO Site Litzelstetten Krähenhorn

The station Litzelstetten-Krähenhorn represents a special settlement situation on the north bank of the peninsula Bodanrück.

UNESCO Site Rorenhaab

This site marks the beginnings of pile-dwelling research in the canton of Zurich. The settlement was inhabited by the Cortaillod culture to the Late Bronze Age.