Pile dwellings on Lake Biel/Bienne

Biel/Bienne

Bielersee - Bielerbucht (Vingelz)

Bielersee - Bielerbucht (Vingelz)

They are 3,000 to 7,000 years old, well preserved but mostly invisible – yet the five settlements of pile dwellings in the Lake Biel/Bienne region are on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites, for they are among the rarest of their kind in the world.

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The prehistoric sites may lie buried beneath thick layers of sediment, but you can still «visit» them – thanks to the Palafittes Guide iPhone app, full of fascinating information.

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