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2007: A journey through time

The museum of lake dwellings in Unteruhldingen is situated on the north shore of Lake Constance between Überlingen and Meersburg at the edge of the oldest nature reserve on the lake. The museum comprises a total of 20 pile dwellings and is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the lake.
Built in 1922, it was one of the first open-air museums of its kind in Europe. Today some 290 000 visitors from all over the world come to see how people lived in the Stone Age and Bronze Age. A walk around the museum gives the visitor an insight into life at the time. In the Stone Age village (4000 B.C.) you can hold a stone axe that could easily be mistaken for the real thing. In the Bronze Age village (1000 B.C.), a scene with 27 lifelike people and lots of animals has been recreated to show just how they lived and might have looked. The reconstructed full-size lake dwellings are the result of extensive archaeological research. Guided tours of the open-air museum are also available. Prior to or after the tour, you can view original finds and models in the exhibition rooms. An underwater excavation scene in the large diving pool in the museum demonstrates just how difficult archaeological research under water is. The House of Questions answers some commonly asked questions, such as: Could the people in the Stone Age swim? What did they eat? How old did they get to be? The museum also presents temporary exhibitions, family programmes and other events.

Bodensee Magazin 2007

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