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Pfahlbaumuseum, Pile Dwellings, Bodensee, Lake Constance, Unteruhldingen, Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, UNESCO, World Heritage,

Fotoeins Friday: Prehistoric Lake Dwellings on the Bodensee

Prehistoric houses with piles, poles, or stilts next to lakes and rivers around the Alps dating as early as 5000 BCE are found in over 100 locations across six countries. 15 locations are in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, of which one is at Unteruhldingen. As a sign of universal human heritage, UNESCO inscribed the discovery sites of pile dwellings in all six countries as a single World Heritage Site in 2011. The countries include Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, and Switzerland. The picture here is a present-day reconstruction at Unteruhldingen’s Pfahlbau (Pile Dwellings) Museum dedicated to the discovery site nearby that is under water and closed to the public.

I made the photo above on 23 September 2017 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 glass, and the following settings: 1/640-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

5 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Prehistoric Lake Dwellings on the Bodensee”

    • fotoeins

      I found it very interesting to learn how many of these sites are found throughout the Alps. With what has been discovered and learned so far, the museum’s displays help show what life would’ve been like thousands of years in the past. Thanks for your comment and for stopping by!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Tina. I found the museum fascinating, although I found it important to remind myself that the house structures I was seeing was a reconstruction at and for the museum. The museum contains personal effects, and though nearby, the actual discovery site is off-limits and deep below the lake’s surface. Thanks for stopping by!


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    […] around the Alps across six European countries. Shown above is a present-day reconstruction of the Pfahlbau (pile dwellings) on the shores of Lake Constance in Unteruhldingen (southern Germany), near the discovery site that […]



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