Fodor's Expert Review Pfahlbauten

Meersburg Ruins

As you proceed northwest along the lake's shore, a settlement of "pile dwellings"—a reconstructed village of Stone Age and Bronze Age houses built on stilts—sticks out of the lake. This is how the original lake dwellers lived, surviving off the fish that swam outside their humble huts. Museum interpreters in authentic garb give you an accurate picture of prehistoric lifestyles. Since 2011, 111 lake dwelling settlements are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The on-site Pfahlbaumuseum (Lake Dwelling Open-Air Museum and Research Institute) contains actual finds excavated in the area. Admission includes a 45–minute tour.

Ruins Historical

Quick Facts

Strandpromenade 6
Unteruhldingen, Baden-Württemberg  88690, Germany

- 07556 - 928–900

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €10, Closed Fri.–Mon. Dec.–Feb.

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