Pfahlbauten Uhldingen

Type: Open Air Museum

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Image author: ©Heribert Pohl

The “Pfahlbauten” in Unteruhldingen, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 2011, are collectively one of the largest open-air museums in Europe. The 23 reconstructed buildings at the edge of the Überlinger See, which is part of Lake Constance, took the place of the original 80 structures in 1922. The original structures were part of a settlement nearly 5,000 years ago during the Bronze Age. Nearly 1,000 artifacts found in Lake Constance are displayed in two Museum buildings also located on the grounds. There were also “Pfahlbauten” were found in other parts of Lake Constance, but only here are they visible and can be accessed.