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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.

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.

World Biosphere

World Heritage

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Time required
2 to 4 hours (half day)
Suitable for children with age
10 to 13 years, 14+ years
Weather
Outdoor
Category
Education, Nature, Relax

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Tourismus Biel/Bienne Seeland
Bahnhofplatz
Postfach 1261
2501 Biel / Bienne
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)32 329 84 84
Fax +41 (0)32 329 84 85
info@biel-seeland.ch
biel-seeland.ch
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Biel / Bienne
Jura & Three-Lakes
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Tourismus Biel/Bienne Seeland
Bahnhofplatz
Postfach 1261
2501 Biel / Bienne
Phone +41 (0)32 329 84 84
biel-seeland.ch

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