Pile Dwellings around the Alps

Biel: Lake Biel

Biel: Lake Biel

Renan › Ost: Sonvilier

Renan › Ost: Sonvilier

Sankt Immer: Le Chasseral

Sankt Immer: Le Chasseral

Mont-Soleil: Mont Soleil

Mont-Soleil: Mont Soleil

Mont-Soleil: Mont Soleil

Mont-Soleil: Mont Soleil

Sankt Immer: Haut Pointes

Sankt Immer: Haut Pointes

Sankt Immer: L'éolienne

Sankt Immer: L'éolienne

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières - Les Pointes

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières - Les Pointes

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières - Joux-du-Plane

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières - Joux-du-Plane

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières

Les Prés-d'Orvin: Métairie de Gléresse

Les Prés-d'Orvin: Métairie de Gléresse

Les Prés-d'Orvin: Les Prés d'Orvin

Les Prés-d'Orvin: Les Prés d'Orvin

Les Prés-d'Orvin › West: Langlaufzentrum: Langlaufzentrum

Les Prés-d'Orvin › West: Langlaufzentrum: Langlaufzentrum

Tramelan

Tramelan

La Brévine: Place du village

La Brévine: Place du village

Les Taillères: La Brévine - Lac des Taillères

Les Taillères: La Brévine - Lac des Taillères

Le Locle: UNESCO Urbanisme horloger

Le Locle: UNESCO Urbanisme horloger

Les Ponts-de-Martel

Les Ponts-de-Martel

Les Ponts-de-Martel

Les Ponts-de-Martel

La Vue-des-Alpes

La Vue-des-Alpes

Estavayer-le-Lac

Estavayer-le-Lac

Delémont

Delémont

Porrentruy

Porrentruy

La Neuveville: Lake Biel

La Neuveville: Lake Biel

Solothurn

Solothurn

Solothurn (Vorstadt): Stadt

Solothurn (Vorstadt): Stadt

Kanton Solothurn: Weissenstein, Jura

Kanton Solothurn: Weissenstein, Jura

Murten: Lake Murten

Murten: Lake Murten

Muntelier: Lake Murten

Muntelier: Lake Murten

Murten: Lake Murten

Murten: Lake Murten

Chaux-de-Fonds: Aéroport les Eplatures OUEST

Chaux-de-Fonds: Aéroport les Eplatures OUEST

Chaux-de-Fonds: La

Chaux-de-Fonds: La

Chaux-de-Fonds: La - Le Pod

Chaux-de-Fonds: La - Le Pod

Yverdon-les-Bains: Place Pestalozzi

Yverdon-les-Bains: Place Pestalozzi

Montagny: Station meteorologique et climatologique de Valeyres sous

Montagny: Station meteorologique et climatologique de Valeyres sous

Lignières: Camping Fraso-Ranch

Lignières: Camping Fraso-Ranch

Kriegstetten: Storchennest

Kriegstetten: Storchennest

Nidau

Nidau

Nidau: Solarschiff Mobicat

Nidau: Solarschiff Mobicat

Nidau

Nidau

Lyss: Bielstrasse - Richtung Nord-Westen

Lyss: Bielstrasse - Richtung Nord-Westen

Lyss › Nord-West: Bielstrasse - Richtung Norden

Lyss › Nord-West: Bielstrasse - Richtung Norden

Ins BE: Place du village

Ins BE: Place du village

Neuenburg: Chaumont - Neuenburgersee - Mont Vully - Creux-du-Van Val-de-Travers

Neuenburg: Chaumont - Neuenburgersee - Mont Vully - Creux-du-Van Val-de-Travers

Neuenburg: Ville

Neuenburg: Ville

Neuenburg: Ville

Neuenburg: Ville

Neuenburg: Ville

Neuenburg: Ville

Neuenburg: Ville

Neuenburg: Ville

Le Noirmont

Le Noirmont

Colombier: Aérodrome de - direction East

Colombier: Aérodrome de - direction East

Colombier › West: Airport, direction West

Colombier › West: Airport, direction West

Epagnier: CVR Rothaus Gampelen

Epagnier: CVR Rothaus Gampelen

La Sagne

La Sagne

Twann: Lake Biel

Twann: Lake Biel

Magglingen: Biel/Bienne - Lake Biel

Magglingen: Biel/Bienne - Lake Biel

Magglingen › Nord-Ost: Restaurant End der Welt - 400-Rundbahn und Fussballplatz «End der Welt»

Magglingen › Nord-Ost: Restaurant End der Welt - 400-Rundbahn und Fussballplatz «End der Welt»

Magglingen › Nord: Aussichtsturm Lothurm in - Ausflug zur Weitsicht

Magglingen › Nord: Aussichtsturm Lothurm in - Ausflug zur Weitsicht

Magglingen › Nord-Ost: Aussichtsturm Lothurm in

Magglingen › Nord-Ost: Aussichtsturm Lothurm in

Vingelz: Bielersee - Südwest

Vingelz: Bielersee - Südwest

Pieterlen: Sicht Richtung Biel

Pieterlen: Sicht Richtung Biel

Erlach BE: Erlach

Erlach BE: Erlach

Erlach BE: Erlach

Erlach BE: Erlach

Les Bois: Golf-Club

Les Bois: Golf-Club

Montsevelier › Süd: Mont Raimeux

Montsevelier › Süd: Mont Raimeux

Movelier: Meteo - Wetter-Webcam

Movelier: Meteo - Wetter-Webcam

Rebeuvelier

Rebeuvelier

Courtedoux: Aeroport Bressacourt

Courtedoux: Aeroport Bressacourt

Courtedoux: Aeroport Bressacourt

Courtedoux: Aeroport Bressacourt

Saint-Ursanne: St-Ursanne

Saint-Ursanne: St-Ursanne

Saint-Blaise: Chaumont - Chaumont - Thielle - Neuenburg - Neuenburgersee - Chasseral

Saint-Blaise: Chaumont - Chaumont - Thielle - Neuenburg - Neuenburgersee - Chasseral

Les Brenets: Pays du Saut du Doubs

Les Brenets: Pays du Saut du Doubs

Ipsach › Nord: Nidauwald - Magglingen/Macolin - Lake Biel

Ipsach › Nord: Nidauwald - Magglingen/Macolin - Lake Biel

Nods: Chasseral

Nods: Chasseral

Chaumont-de-Pury: Neuenburg - Neuenburgersee

Chaumont-de-Pury: Neuenburg - Neuenburgersee

Grenchen Flughafen: 360 Grad Wetterbild

Grenchen Flughafen: 360 Grad Wetterbild

Grenchen: Ober-Grenchenberg - Mittelland B

Grenchen: Ober-Grenchenberg - Mittelland B

Grenchen: Aire de jeux

Grenchen: Aire de jeux

Grenchen: Ober-Grenchenberg - Mittelland

Grenchen: Ober-Grenchenberg - Mittelland

Grenchen: Airport - Richtung West-Ost

Grenchen: Airport - Richtung West-Ost

Grenchen: Grenchenberg zoom

Grenchen: Grenchenberg zoom

Grenchen: Airport Süd-West

Grenchen: Airport Süd-West

Grenchen: WebCam Grenchenberg - 1295müM (Kanton)

Grenchen: WebCam Grenchenberg - 1295müM (Kanton)

Grenchen: Airport Süd

Grenchen: Airport Süd

Grenchen: Airport Süd-Ost

Grenchen: Airport Süd-Ost

Weissenstein

Weissenstein

Prêles: Vinifuni Bergstation

Prêles: Vinifuni Bergstation

Leubringen: Evilard

Leubringen: Evilard

Lüterkofen: Webcam - SO

Lüterkofen: Webcam - SO

Cortébert › Ost: Aerodrome - Flugplatz Courtelary: Sicht auf Vorfeld und Hangar der SG Biel

Cortébert › Ost: Aerodrome - Flugplatz Courtelary: Sicht auf Vorfeld und Hangar der SG Biel

Derendingen: Vogt-Schild Druck AG

Derendingen: Vogt-Schild Druck AG

Laupersdorf

Laupersdorf

Aedermannsdorf: Gross Brunnersberg

Aedermannsdorf: Gross Brunnersberg

Aedermannsdorf: Gross Brunnersberg - Balsthal

Aedermannsdorf: Gross Brunnersberg - Balsthal

Matzendorf › Süd: Obere Wengi - Schwengimatt

Matzendorf › Süd: Obere Wengi - Schwengimatt

Oberdorf: Langendorf

Oberdorf: Langendorf

Werdthof: Airfield Biel-Kappelen

Werdthof: Airfield Biel-Kappelen

Tschugg: Swin-Golf

Tschugg: Swin-Golf

Les Eplatures: LSGC - Airport

Les Eplatures: LSGC - Airport

The series of “Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps“ comprises a selection of 111 of the almost 1,000 known archaeological pile dwelling stations in the six countries surrounding the Alps. (Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Slovenia). Of these, 56 are discovered in Switzerland.

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The series is made up of remains of prehistoric pile dwelling settlements from the period 5000 to 500 BC. Although they lay dormant beneath numerous layers of sediment, it’s possible to "view" this natural phenomenon thanks to the iPhone or Android “Palafittes Guide” application. And there’s plenty of interesting information worth reading on the app. At many locations, the app shows you what treasures from the past slumber under your feet - or in front of you - at the bottom of the lake. Remnants from the pile dwellings and lakeside dwellers who once lived here. In addition to a map of the sites from the lacustrine age you also find lots of useful information and texts on topics such as tradition, settlements, scientific methods and the importance of the prehistoric pile dwellings as world cultural heritage.These settlements are found under water, by lakes and rivers and in wetlands. Pile constructions provide exceptional conditions for the preservation of organic materials such as wood, textiles as well as plant and bone remains.

The five pile dwellings on Lake Biel are among the finest prehistoric sites in the world. And amazingly enough, despite them having laid dormant beneath many layers of sediment since time eternal, thanks to the iphone and Android “Palafittes Guide“ App, one can actually "view" them today. The valuable App provides a wealth of interesting facts and information worth reading!

In addition, numerous special exhibitions, museums, private collections and archaeological parks provide visitors an opportunity to immerse in history and reconstructed pile dwellings of times long gone by.

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