At Unteruhldingen, the Bronze and Stone Age stilt villages of Lake Constance have acquired a new lease of life
The Unteruhldingen Stilt Village is located on Lake Constance in the parish of Uhldingen-Mühlhofen in Baden-Württemberg. The complex consists of an open-air archeological museum and adjoining exhibition building, where archeological finds are displayed and reconstructions of stilt villages from the Stone and Bronze Ages can be visited. It is the oldest open-air museum in Gemany.
Take a guided trip back in time and experience life as it was 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. The path follows 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.
All visits are combined with a guided tour. There are three different guiding systems, depending on visitor numbers and other factors prevalent at the time of the visit.
The classic tour
This consists of an approx. 30 minute tour through selected New Stone Age and Bronze Age houses, accompanied by one of our knowledgeable guides.
Tour frequency: Approx. every 10 minutes.
The open tour
This tour generally comes into operation on busy days and public holidays from 10.00 – 17.00, especially during the Baden-Württemberg summer holiday period.
Visits to the stilt village are also possible outside the main summer season. An individually guided walking tour of the open-air museum and Stone and Bronze Age stilt houses begins at 14.30.