Pile Dwellings around the Alps

Balmberg: Seilpark/Skilift Höfli

Balmberg: Seilpark/Skilift Höfli

Biel: Bielersee - Bielerbucht (Vingelz)

Biel: Bielersee - Bielerbucht (Vingelz)

Renan › Ost: Sonvilier

Renan › Ost: Sonvilier

Sankt Immer: L'éolienne

Sankt Immer: L'éolienne

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières - Les Pointes

Les Pontins: Bugnenets - Savagnières - Les Pointes

Mont-Soleil: Mont Soleil

Mont-Soleil: Mont Soleil

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

Mont-Soleil: Mont Soleil

Mont-Soleil: Mont Soleil

Sankt Immer: Haut Pointes

Sankt Immer: Haut Pointes

Les Prés-d'Orvin: Métairie de Gléresse

Les Prés-d'Orvin: Métairie de Gléresse

Tramelan

Tramelan

Les Taillères: La Brévine - Lac des Taillères

Les Taillères: La Brévine - Lac des Taillères

La Brévine: Place du village

La Brévine: Place du village

Tete-De-Ran: Tête de Ran

Tete-De-Ran: Tête de Ran

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

La Neuveville

Solothurn

Solothurn

Kanton Solothurn: Weissenstein, Jura

Kanton Solothurn: Weissenstein, Jura

Solothurn (Vorstadt): Stadt

Solothurn (Vorstadt): Stadt

Murten

Murten

Muntelier: Lac de Morat - Bise Noire

Muntelier: Lac de Morat - Bise Noire

Murten: Lake Murten

Murten: Lake Murten

Chaux-de-Fonds: La

Chaux-de-Fonds: La

Chaux-de-Fonds: La - Le Pod

Chaux-de-Fonds: La - Le Pod

Chaux-de-Fonds: Aéroport les Eplatures OUEST

Chaux-de-Fonds: Aéroport les Eplatures OUEST

Yverdon-les-Bains: Place Pestalozzi

Yverdon-les-Bains: Place Pestalozzi

Yverdon-les-Bains: Lac de Neuchâtel

Yverdon-les-Bains: Lac de Neuchâtel

Lignières: Camping Fraso-Ranch

Lignières: Camping Fraso-Ranch

Kriegstetten: Storchennest

Kriegstetten: Storchennest

Nidau

Nidau

Nidau: Strandbad Biel, Bielersee

Nidau: Strandbad Biel, Bielersee

Nidau

Nidau

Lyss: Bielstrasse - Richtung Nord-Westen

Lyss: Bielstrasse - Richtung Nord-Westen

Lyss: Bielstrasse - Richtung Norden

Lyss: Bielstrasse - Richtung Norden

Ins BE: Place du village

Ins BE: Place du village

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

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

Neuenburg: Carrefour de la Maladière

Neuenburg: Carrefour de la Maladière

Neuenburg: Blick vom Bundesamt für Statistik auf - den Neuenburgersee, Mont Vully und die Alpen

Neuenburg: Blick vom Bundesamt für Statistik auf - den Neuenburgersee, Mont Vully und die Alpen

Ligerz: Weinbau Festiguet - Blick auf St. Petersinsel, Bielersee, Alpen

Ligerz: Weinbau Festiguet - Blick auf St. Petersinsel, Bielersee, Alpen

Le Noirmont

Le Noirmont

Colombier › West: Airport, direction West

Colombier › West: Airport, direction West

Colombier: Aérodrome de - direction East

Colombier: Aérodrome de - direction East

Epagnier: CVR Rothaus Gampelen

Epagnier: CVR Rothaus Gampelen

La Sagne

La Sagne

Twann: Bielersee

Twann: Bielersee

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

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

Montsevelier › Süd: Mont Raimeux

Montsevelier › Süd: Mont Raimeux

Courtedoux: Aeroport Bressacourt

Courtedoux: Aeroport Bressacourt

Courtedoux: Aeroport Bressacourt

Courtedoux: Aeroport Bressacourt

Saint-Ursanne: St-Ursanne

Saint-Ursanne: St-Ursanne

Les Brenets: Pays du Saut du Doubs

Les Brenets: Pays du Saut du Doubs

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

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

Nods: Lac de Bienne

Nods: Lac de Bienne

Nods: Chasseral

Nods: Chasseral

Nods: Vue sur

Nods: Vue sur

Nods: Lac de Neuchâtel

Nods: Lac de Neuchâtel

Nods: Combe Grède - Villeret

Nods: Combe Grède - Villeret

Nods: Erlach

Nods: Erlach

Nods: Chasseral

Nods: Chasseral

Nods: Croix du Chasseral

Nods: Croix du Chasseral

Nods: Lac de Morat

Nods: Lac de Morat

Nods: Antenne Swisscom

Nods: Antenne Swisscom

Nods: Piste TCS

Nods: Piste TCS

Nods: Dudingen

Nods: Dudingen

Nods: Manche à air - Crête

Nods: Manche à air - Crête

Nods: Canal de Hagneck

Nods: Canal de Hagneck

Nods: Lignières

Nods: Lignières

Nods: Chasseral - Jura -Bernois

Nods: Chasseral - Jura -Bernois

Nods: Vue sur Berne

Nods: Vue sur Berne

Chaumont-de-Pury: Chaumont

Chaumont-de-Pury: Chaumont

Grenchen Flughafen: 360 Grad Wetterbild

Grenchen Flughafen: 360 Grad Wetterbild

Grenchen: Aire de jeux

Grenchen: Aire de jeux

Grenchen: Ober-Grenchenberg - Mittelland

Grenchen: Ober-Grenchenberg - Mittelland

Grenchen: Ober-Grenchenberg - Mittelland B

Grenchen: Ober-Grenchenberg - Mittelland B

Grenchen: Airport Süd-West

Grenchen: Airport Süd-West

Grenchen: Grenchenberg zoom

Grenchen: Grenchenberg zoom

Grenchen: Airport Süd-Ost

Grenchen: Airport Süd-Ost

Grenchen: WebCam Grenchenberg - 1295müM (Kanton)

Grenchen: WebCam Grenchenberg - 1295müM (Kanton)

Grenchen: Airport - Richtung West-Ost

Grenchen: Airport - Richtung West-Ost

Grenchen: Airport Süd

Grenchen: Airport Süd

Weissenstein

Weissenstein

Prêles: Vinifuni Bergstation

Prêles: Vinifuni Bergstation

Leubringen: Evilard

Leubringen: Evilard

Noiraigue: Creux-du-Van

Noiraigue: Creux-du-Van

Lüterkofen: Webcam - SO

Lüterkofen: Webcam - SO

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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