Today we explored the Pile Dwellings of Unteruhldingen which is one of the largest archaeological open air museum in Europe. It is located on Lake Constance on the Germany side and was about 1.5 hours from the house.
Before we arrived at the dwellings we stop at the Birnau church and enjoyed the views of Lake Constance. We didn't go inside the church since a wedding was happening, but we enjoyed it from the outside.
From there we drove a few more minutes to get to the parking lot. There are two parking lots to pick from but we picked P1 Zum See because it was much closer and only about a 7 minute walk.
According to the brochure: Around 6,000 years ago farmers settled at the lakes around the Alps. Villages were build at the water but up on piles to protect them from wet grounds and flooding. Then around 850 BC climates chance so villages were moved back inland and onto hills. The dwellings are reconstruction of the original village.
If interested check out there website: https://www.pfahlbauten.com/
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