Pile Dwellings around the Alps

Biel: Lake Biel

Biel: Lake Biel

Renan › Ost: Sonvilier

Renan › Ost: Sonvilier

Sankt Immer: L'éolienne

Sankt Immer: L'éolienne

Sankt Immer: Haut Pointes

Sankt Immer: Haut Pointes

Sankt Immer: Le Chasseral

Sankt Immer: Le Chasseral

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières

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

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

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières - Les Pointes

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières - Les Pointes

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

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

Les Prés-d'Orvin: Les Prés d'Orvin

Les Prés-d'Orvin: Les Prés d'Orvin

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

Tete-De-Ran: Tete de Ran

Tete-De-Ran: Tete de Ran

Les Ponts-de-Martel

Les Ponts-de-Martel

Estavayer-le-Lac

Estavayer-le-Lac

Porrentruy

Porrentruy

La Neuveville: Lake Biel

La Neuveville: Lake Biel

Solothurn

Solothurn

Solothurn (Vorstadt): Stadt

Solothurn (Vorstadt): Stadt

Solothurn › Nord: Solothurner Ruderclub Bootshaus

Solothurn › Nord: Solothurner Ruderclub Bootshaus

Solothurn: Steinbrugg

Solothurn: Steinbrugg

Murten: Lake Murten

Murten: Lake Murten

Murten: Lake Murten

Murten: Lake Murten

Muntelier: Lake Murten

Muntelier: 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

Montagny: Station meteorologique et climatologique de Valeyres sous

Montagny: Station meteorologique et climatologique de Valeyres sous

Yverdon-les-Bains: Lac de Neuchâtel

Yverdon-les-Bains: Lac de Neuchâtel

Yverdon-les-Bains: Place Pestalozzi

Yverdon-les-Bains: Place Pestalozzi

Lignières NE: Camping Fraso-Ranch Lignières

Lignières NE: Camping Fraso-Ranch Lignières

Kriegstetten: Storchennest

Kriegstetten: Storchennest

Nidau

Nidau

Nidau: Solarschiff Mobicat

Nidau: Solarschiff Mobicat

Lyss: Bielstrasse - Richtung Nord-Westen

Lyss: Bielstrasse - Richtung Nord-Westen

Lyss › Nord-West: Bielstrasse - Richtung Norden

Lyss › Nord-West: Bielstrasse - Richtung Norden

Ins BE › Süd

Ins BE › Süd

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

Ligerz: Lake Biel - St. Peter's Island

Ligerz: Lake Biel - St. Peter's Island

Le Noirmont

Le Noirmont

Colombier NE › West: Colombier - Airport, direction West

Colombier NE › West: Colombier - Airport, direction West

Colombier NE: Colombier - Aérodrome de - direction East

Colombier NE: Colombier - Aérodrome de - direction East

Epagnier: CVR Rothaus Gampelen

Epagnier: CVR Rothaus Gampelen

La Sagne

La Sagne

Twann: Lake Biel

Twann: Lake Biel

Vingelz: Bielersee - Südwest

Vingelz: Bielersee - Südwest

Magglingen › Nord-Ost: Aussichtsturm Lothurm in

Magglingen › Nord-Ost: Aussichtsturm Lothurm in

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: Biel/Bienne - Lake Biel

Magglingen: Biel/Bienne - Lake Biel

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

Saignelégier

Saignelégier

Montsevelier › Süd: Mont Raimeux

Montsevelier › Süd: Mont Raimeux

Movelier: Meteo - Wetter-Webcam

Movelier: Meteo - Wetter-Webcam

Bressaucourt: Aérodrome de Bressaucourt

Bressaucourt: Aérodrome de Bressaucourt

Bressaucourt: Aérodrome de Bressaucourt

Bressaucourt: Aérodrome de Bressaucourt

Saint-Ursanne: St-Ursanne

Saint-Ursanne: St-Ursanne

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

Saint-Blaise NE: 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 BE › West: Chasseral

Nods BE › West: Chasseral

Nods BE: Chasseral

Nods BE: 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: Grenchenberg zoom

Grenchen: Grenchenberg zoom

Grenchen: Airport Süd

Grenchen: Airport Süd

Grenchen: WebCam Grenchenberg - 1295müM (Kanton)

Grenchen: WebCam Grenchenberg - 1295müM (Kanton)

Grenchen: Airport - Richtung West-Ost

Grenchen: Airport - Richtung West-Ost

Weissenstein

Weissenstein

Prêles: Vinifuni Bergstation

Prêles: Vinifuni Bergstation

Leubringen: Evilard

Leubringen: Evilard

Lüterkofen: Webcam - SO

Lüterkofen: Webcam - SO

Derendingen SO: Derendingen Vogt-Schild Druck AG

Derendingen SO: Derendingen Vogt-Schild Druck AG

Laupersdorf

Laupersdorf

Küttigkofen: Golf de Limpach

Küttigkofen: Golf de Limpach

Aedermannsdorf: Gross Brunnersberg

Aedermannsdorf: Gross Brunnersberg

Aedermannsdorf: Gross Brunnersberg - Balsthal

Aedermannsdorf: Gross Brunnersberg - Balsthal

Matzendorf SO › Süd: Obere Wengi - Matzendorf - Schwengimatt

Matzendorf SO › Süd: Obere Wengi - Matzendorf - Schwengimatt

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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