Here you can find Information about the various events that are planned by the six member states
We have organized a great program for you, for 2021, but because of the continued COVID-19 restrictions, many of the events and their dates remain tentative, and we will share all of our updates with you, as soon as they are available. But take a look at our Calendar, to get an idea of all the fun things that we are actually planning. The events listed in the “Calendar” are confirmed as shown, with a fixed place and date. The many other events that we have planned are soon listed under “Announcements,” because they do not have a set place and time, yet.
Because of the changing situation with COVID-19, we advise you to check all dates with the event organizers ahead of time. You can contact them for more information and status updates via their provided information.
This exhibition is transporting pre-history into the present day and into our lives today. It allows us to cast a look into the deep past, and lets us see the present and the future in a new perspective. The Aagauer Window of the special exhibition contextualizes the two pile-dwelling sites located in the Aargau.
Thousands of objects and other remains found in the ruins of the lakeside settlements of Chalain and Clairvaux bear witness to the daily life of the first farming communities in the Jura, over 6000 years ago. The exhibition shows the exceptional characteristicsof these finds, their international importance and the need to preserve them.
Cabinet Exhibition at Le Trésor of the Thurgau Museum for Archaeology in Frauenfeld
The Legendary Tower of Güttingen The prehistoric site “Mäuseturm” is located about 240 meters from the shore of Güttingen at Lake Bodensee, on a shallow shoal. Over the course of seasonal excavations of the site, during the years 2017 to 2020, about 3000 square meters of the lake floor were examined and documented. The archaeological divers recovered 2485 prehistoric pieces of worked timber, as well as items made of gold, silver and bronze. For the first time on display is the Silver Measuring Bell of the Lake!
Ausstellung im Musée d'Archéologie National : À l'eau le Bourget ?
"À l'eau le Bourget ? Habiter au bord des lacs en Savoie entre 1060 et 805 avant notre ère"
The exhibition shows artifacts from Lac de Bourget (Savoie), which came to light during the "antique fishing" at the end of the 19th century, as well as some finds from recent underwater excavations. It benefits from an exceptional loan from the Musée Savoisien in Chambéry.
From prehistoric pile dwellings to Venice A temporary exhibition that brings together the history of Venice, the city that stands on piles driven into the silty soil of the lagoon and the culture of pile-dwelling settlements buried in the peat deposits of ancient lakes. Two Unesco sites, separated by thousands of years, united by the same drive to build and live in the wet environment.
Ten years after its inscription in UNESCO, we are celebrating this milestone by setting up a space dedicated to the pile dwellings of Lake Garda in the Brescia area. The materials on display, which belonged to a private collection and were returned to the State, will then be added to the exhibitions of the local museums. Click here for more information
Exhibition: CHE TEMPI QUEI TEMPI!
The exhibition is dedicated to the volunteers who enthusiastically and passionately supported the archaeologists in their research in Fiavé pile dwellings. The beautiful and evocative photos, most of them in black and white, allow you to immerse yourself in the forest of piles and among the ingenious grid foundations that emerged from the peat following the emptying of the lake basin. Click here for more information
Reopening: Steinzeitdorf Pestenacker
We are finally opening the doors again after a long break! On 31 July 2021, the "Steinzeitdorf Pestenacker" will open to the public after a long renovation phase and with a new concept and exhibition. More information is available on the website of the "Steinzeitdorf"
Scavenger Hunt at Lucone di Polpenazze
All participants, children and adults, will receive a map, missions and clues, to help them discover new hints and information about the location of a hidden treasure among the archaeological excavations.
Reservations Only, due by Friday, July 29th (a minimum of 10 participants is needed)
10 Years UNESCO „Pile Dwellings Around the Alps” World Heritage Site
A guided boat ride tour to the pile dwelling sites at Greifensee, with Beat Eberschweller, Head of the Department of Archaeology and Heritage of the Kanton Zurich, and Apéro. In cooperation of Swiss Archaeology and the ADZH. Reservation mandatory. Limited participants.
In this two-day workshop with bowmaker Jürgen Junkmanns, participants will make their own neolithic bows and arrows. On Sunday, we will have an afternoon with target practice, an exhibition and lots of info on prehistoric archery and hunting. For further information please contact the website of the "Förderverein Steinzeitdorf Ehrenstein e.V."
World Heritage Celebration Day in Ehrenstein
We celebrate 10 years of UNESCO World Heritage status and invite everybody to join us! The program includes hands-on activities, information, a puppet theatre and plenty of yummy snacks for children and adults.
In this workshop archaeologist Hannes Wiedman will help participants to make an Ehrenstein Disk. These decorated limestone disks are unique to our site, and their function is still unclear. Booking is required.