Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen (German for 'Stilt house museum') is an archaeological open-air museum on Lake Constance (Bodensee) in Unteruhldingen, Germany, consisting of reconstructions of stilt houses or lake dwellings from the Neolithic and Bronze Age.

Bronze Age village reconstruction
Bronze Age village reconstruction


The museum consists of a number of exhibits displaying archeological finds from the area and period.


The archaeological open-air museum is laid out over a large area with reconstructions of lake pile dwellings from 4000 BC to 850 BC. The museum was opened in 1922 with various reconstructions being added up until the present day.

Stone age houses “Riedschachen/Schussenried”Edit

Stone age houses “Riedschachen”

In 1922, the first two stilt houses were erected. They are based on archaeological excavations in a bog close to the Federsee near Bad Schussenried in 1920 where remains of a Neolithic settlement of 4000 BC were found.[1]

Bronze age village “Bad Buchau”Edit

Is an idealistic reconstruction of late Bronze Age buildings on a platform, built between 1923 and 1931.

Stone age village “Sipplingen”Edit

Built between 1938 and 1940 based on early stone age stilt dwellings.

“Hornstaad-House” and “Arbon-House”Edit

Stone age reconstructions built between 1996 and 1998.

Bronze age village “Unteruhldingen”Edit

Bronze Age village reconstruction.
Bronze Age village reconstruction.

A number of dwellings built between 1999 and 2002.

SWR Stone Age villageEdit

Building moved to the site, originally used in the TV program “Steinzeit - Das Experiment. Leben wie vor 5000 Jahren”


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Schöbel, Gunter (2009). Pfahlbau Museum Unteruhldingen. Unteruhldingen: Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen. p. 27.

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Coordinates: 47°43′34″N 9°13′40″E / 47.72611°N 9.22778°E / 47.72611; 9.22778