Pile Dwellings around the Alps

Balmberg Seilpark/Skilift Höfli

Balmberg Seilpark/Skilift Höfli

Bielersee - Bielerbucht (Vingelz)

Bielersee - Bielerbucht (Vingelz)

Haut Pointes

Haut Pointes

L'éolienne

L'éolienne

Bugnenets / Savagnières - Joux-du-Plane

Bugnenets / Savagnières - Joux-du-Plane

Bugnenets - Savagnières (Suisse)

Bugnenets - Savagnières (Suisse)

Bugnenets / Savagnières - Les Pointes

Bugnenets / Savagnières - Les Pointes

Le Chasseral

Le Chasseral

Mont Soleil

Mont Soleil

Mont Soleil 2

Mont Soleil 2

Métairie de Gléresse

Métairie de Gléresse

Tramelan

Tramelan

La Brévine - Lac des Taillères

La Brévine - Lac des Taillères

La Brévine - Place du village

La Brévine - Place du village

Le Lac des Taillères

Le Lac des Taillères

Tête-de-Ran

Tête-de-Ran

Les Ponts-de-Martel

Les Ponts-de-Martel

Les Ponts-de-Martel 2

Les Ponts-de-Martel 2

La Vue-des-Alpes

La Vue-des-Alpes

Estavayer-le-Lac

Estavayer-le-Lac

Delémont

Delémont

La Neuveville

La Neuveville

Stadt Solothurn

Stadt Solothurn

Solothurn

Solothurn

Stadt Solothurn 3

Stadt Solothurn 3

Lac de Morat - Bise Noire

Lac de Morat - Bise Noire

Murtensee - Lac de Morat

Murtensee - Lac de Morat

Aéroport les Eplatures OUEST

Aéroport les Eplatures OUEST

La Chaux-de-Fonds

La Chaux-de-Fonds

La Chaux-de-Fonds: Le Pod

La Chaux-de-Fonds: Le Pod

Lac de Neuchâtel 2

Lac de Neuchâtel 2

Yverdon-les-Bains, Place Pestalozzi

Yverdon-les-Bains, Place Pestalozzi

Camping Fraso-Ranch Lignières

Camping Fraso-Ranch Lignières

Storchennest Kriegstetten

Storchennest Kriegstetten

Nidau

Nidau

Strandbad Biel, Bielersee

Strandbad Biel, Bielersee

Solarschiff Mobicat

Solarschiff Mobicat

Lyss - Bielstrasse - Richtung Nord-Westen

Lyss - Bielstrasse - Richtung Nord-Westen

Lyss - Bielstrasse - Richtung Norden

Lyss - Bielstrasse - Richtung Norden

Place du village

Place du village

Neuchâtel Ville

Neuchâtel Ville

Neuchâtel Ville 4

Neuchâtel Ville 4

Neuchâtel Ville 3

Neuchâtel Ville 3

Neuchâtel Ville 2

Neuchâtel Ville 2

Neuchâtel, the lake and the Alps

Neuchâtel, the lake and the Alps

Carrefour de la Maladière

Carrefour de la Maladière

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

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

CVR Rothaus Gampelen Schweiz

CVR Rothaus Gampelen Schweiz

Aérodrome dir. sud-ouest

Aérodrome dir. sud-ouest

Aérodrome dir. nord-est

Aérodrome dir. nord-est

Bielersee

Bielersee

Bielersee - Südwest (Vingelz)

Bielersee - Südwest (Vingelz)

Aussichtsturm Lothurm in Magglingen

Aussichtsturm Lothurm in Magglingen

Aussichtsturm Lothurm in Magglingen: Ausflug zur Weitsicht

Aussichtsturm Lothurm in Magglingen: Ausflug zur Weitsicht

Pieterlen Sicht Richtung Biel

Pieterlen Sicht Richtung Biel

Erlach - Schweiz, Bern

Erlach - Schweiz, Bern

Erlach 2

Erlach 2

Golf-Club Les Bois

Golf-Club Les Bois

Meteo Movelier Jura-Wetter-Webcam

Meteo Movelier Jura-Wetter-Webcam

Aeroport Bressacourt

Aeroport Bressacourt

Aeroport Bressacourt 2

Aeroport Bressacourt 2

Les Brenets - Pays du Saut du Doubs

Les Brenets - Pays du Saut du Doubs

Vue sur Berne

Vue sur Berne

Lignières

Lignières

Piste TCS

Piste TCS

Lac de Bienne

Lac de Bienne

Vue sur Nods

Vue sur Nods

Chasseral - Jura -Bernois - Suisse

Chasseral - Jura -Bernois - Suisse

Canal de Hagneck

Canal de Hagneck

Chasseral

Chasseral

Antenne Swisscom

Antenne Swisscom

Lac de Neuchâtel

Lac de Neuchâtel

Lac de Morat

Lac de Morat

Erlach

Erlach

Chasseral 2

Chasseral 2

Combe Grède - Villeret

Combe Grède - Villeret

Croix du Chasseral

Croix du Chasseral

Dudingen

Dudingen

Manche à air - Crête

Manche à air - Crête

Neuchâtel - Chaumont

Neuchâtel - Chaumont

Frienisberg

Frienisberg

Grenchen Flughafen - Schweiz, Solothurn: 360 Grad Wetterbild

Grenchen Flughafen - Schweiz, Solothurn: 360 Grad Wetterbild

Grenchen Airport Süd-West

Grenchen Airport Süd-West

Grenchen Airport Süd-Ost

Grenchen Airport Süd-Ost

Ober-Grenchenberg / Mittelland

Ober-Grenchenberg / Mittelland

Ober-Grenchenberg / Mittelland B

Ober-Grenchenberg / Mittelland B

Grenchen Airport Süd

Grenchen Airport Süd

Grenchenberg zoom

Grenchenberg zoom

WebCam Grenchenberg - 1295müM (Kanton Solothurn)

WebCam Grenchenberg - 1295müM (Kanton Solothurn)

Airport Grenchen Richtung West-Ost

Airport Grenchen Richtung West-Ost

Aire de jeux

Aire de jeux

Weissenstein

Weissenstein

Vinifuni Bergstation Prêles

Vinifuni Bergstation Prêles

Oberes Brüggli Selzach

Oberes Brüggli Selzach

Creux-du-Van

Creux-du-Van

Webcam Lüterkofen (SO)

Webcam Lüterkofen (SO)

Derendingen Vogt-Schild Druck AG

Derendingen Vogt-Schild Druck AG

Laupersdorf

Laupersdorf

Golf de Limpach

Golf de Limpach

Gross Brunnersberg

Gross Brunnersberg

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. 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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