  Seengen  |     Riesi

Short Description
The excellently preserved wetland settlement of Seengen/Riesiis is situated on a peninsula in a nature reserve on the northern end of Lake Hallwil. Excavations carried out in the 1920s exposed no more than approximately 2% of the settlement area. Three phases of construction were identified in the sequence of layers. The houses dated from the Late Bronze Age, i.e. from the 11th to 9th centuries BC.

"Pile Dwellings in Switzerland" © gsk 2017

Bronze Age

1st millenium B.C.

Lake Hallwilersee

449 m.a.s.l.

Size of the site 3,8 ha / approx. 5 soccer pitches

Size of the bufferzone 16,5 ha / approx. 23 soccer pitches

Special Features & Highlights
The complete layout of a house measuring 6.3 by 4.4 m was unearthed. It consisted of both vertical posts and horizontal joists.

Current Activities
Reconstruction of a late Bronze Age house

Pile Dwellings up close
There is free access to the site

A selection of objects is part of the exhibition of the Museum Burghalde Lenzburg:

Museum Burghalde
Schlossgasse 23,
CH-5600 Lenzburg
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