Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen

Lake Dwelling Museum Unteruhldingen

Uhldingen-Mühlhofen, Germany

A sunken world heritage site made visible

In the mood for a museum? Then head for the Lake Dwelling Museum on Lake Constance. It is only a five-minute walk from the Unteruhldingen landing jetty – Welcome to the Stone Age! The lake dwellings of Unteruhldingen are one of the largest and oldest open-air Museums in Europe. From the museum’s villages, you enjoy a stunning view over the entire Überlinger See.

23 reconstructed houses offer an insight into the lives of the farmers, traders and fishermen who lived here in the past. Stretching across three millennia, the six villages suspended on stilts above the water take visitors on a fascinating journey through time. Protected under the water, many objects have been preserved. These include old wood, bread, hats and even thousand-year-old wall paintings. They are all on show in the Lake Dwelling Museum; Thanks to these unique preservation conditions, UNESCO designated the “pile dwellings around the “ a World Heritage site.


The “ARCHAEORAMA” multimedia show explains what this invisible heritage looks like. After visiting the the replica lake dwellings and the special exhibition, visitors can take in the Stone Age trail where trying out and participating are part of the experience. The special exhibition entitled “The legacy of the pile dwellers” presents more than 1,000 original finds. The museum is barrier-free, labelled a family-friendly venue and easily accessible with pushchairs.


The programme is completed by a number of special events: special programme in the Stone Age trail during the holidays. During the “ARCHAE-X” days, groups of historic characters await visitors to take them into an exciting world by means of numerous presentations.


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Current weather The German shore of Lake Constance

highly cloudy
amount of rainfall
1.6 l/m²
hours of sunshine
3h 36min
the day after tomorrow

Recommended seasons


Opening hours

April - September
daily 9am - 6.30pm

October - 3rd November
daily 9am - 5pm

Recommended time
120 Minutes
10.00 €

One free admission with the Bodensee Card Plus Summer

Additional information

UNESCO World Heritage Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
The museum informs about the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps."

Contact address

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen
Strandpromenade 6
88690 Uhldingen-Mühlhofen

Tel.: +49 7556 928900
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