Pile Dwelling Villages in Lake Constance

As a student in Grade 2, the school took us on our annual class trip to the reconstructed “Pfahlbau Dorf” Pile Dwelling Village of Unteruhldingen” in the Lake of Constance. I can remember it to this day like it was yesterday. It made a very big impression on me and I felt like I had come home.

When I first posted this article around 2000 there was not much info available.

Pile Dwelling Museum Unteruhldingen

Pile Dwelling Museum Unteruhldingen

But now this has changed, but most of the information is still in German.

This is the small article I found in English on Wikipedia:

Unteruhldingen is a small village, part of the town of Uhldingen-Mühlhofen, on the northwestern shore of Lake Constance, Germany. It is home to the Pfahlbauten, an open air museum displaying reconstructions of Neolithic and Bronze Age pile dwellings. The buildings are idealized reconstructions from between the 1922 and 1941, which were designed based on archeological digs of the Wasserburg Buchau at Federsee. After 1945 the museum was led by the controversial but knowledgeable archeologist Hans Reinerth, one of the leading Nazi archaeologists of the ‘Rosenberg’s department’. This museum has been expanded since to incorporate modern research.


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