Museums and Information Centres

Many museums show in their exhibition finds from pile dwelling sites - surely one near to you. Please take note that some of them open irregulary!

 

Overview

Austria

Carinthia

Landesmuseum Kärnten - Rudolfinum

Museumsgasse 2 1, 9021 Klagenfurt
Österreich


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Upper Austria

Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum - Schlossmuseum

Schlossberg 1 1, 4010 Linz
Österreich


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Tue. - Fri.:          9.00 - 18.00
Thu.:                  9.00 - 21.00
Sat., Sun. and holidays 10.00 - 17.00
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Heimathaus Schörfling am Attersee

Gmundnerstraße 8, 4861 Schörfling am Attersee
Österreich


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 +43 7662 259


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Heimathaus Vöcklabruck

Hinterstadt 18, 4840 Vöcklabruck
Österreich


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Pfahlbaumuseum Mondsee

Marschall-Werde-Paltz 1, 5310 Mondsee
Österreich



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Vienna

Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (NHM)

Maria-Theresien-Platz 6, 1010 Wien
Österreich


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daily, except tuesday: 9.00 - 18.30

Wed. 9.00 - 21.00


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Sammlung des Institutes für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Universität Wien

Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, 1190 Wien
Österreich


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Germany

Archäologisches Landesmuseum Baden-Württemberg (ALM)

Benediktinerplatz 5, 78467 Konstanz

Deutschland



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In the first floor the Archaeological State shows various aspects of the archaeology of Baden-Württemberg. A lot of finds from the world heritage site Hornstaad-Hörnle, like caps and sandals, bubble gums made of birch-bark pitch, jewellery and nets shows how well preserved finds form pile dwelling sites are. Wooden finds from the world heritage site Siedlung Forschner illustrate the importance of preservation of wood; dendrochronology is fundamental for dating wooden objects.

Federseemuseum


August Gröber Platz , 88422 Bad Buchau
Deutschland



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The Federseemuseum is a classical museum showing original finds from the world heritage sites Siedlung Forschner, Alleshausen-Grundwiesen, Alleshausen/Seekirch-Ödenahlen and from othes sites in the Federsee region. In the open-air museum there are parts of reconstructed settlements of various times. Various mediation offers makes the museum active.

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen

Strandpromenade 6, 88690 Unteruhldingen-Mühlhofen

Deutschland



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The 1922 founded Lake Dwelling Museum is the oldest open air museum in Germany. 23 houses of Stone and Bronze age – reconstructed by archaeological features from Upper Swabia and Lake Constance – are furnished; the can visited within conducted round tour. In a permanent exhibition are shown original finds from well known archaeological sites of the region.

Heimatmuseum


Rathausplatz 2, 78476 Allensbach
Deutschland


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The local museum presents archaeological objects from the western part of lake Constance. The focal point of the presentation are detailed informations about the world heritage site Allensbach-Strandbad with its famous dagger.

Südschwäbisches Archäologie-Museum


Hermelestrasse 4, 87719 Mindelheim
Deutschland


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Archäologische Staatssammlung München

Lerchenfeldstrasse 2, 80538 München
 München

Deutschland



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Städtisches Museum Überlingen

Krummebergstraße 30, 88662 Überlingen
Deutschland


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Rosgartenmuseum

Rosgartenstraße 3-5, 78462 Konstanz
Deutschland


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The Rosgarten museum has been founded in the 19th century and up to now the museum shows the collection of prehistoric finds in the 19-th-century-exposition. Archaeological finds from a lot of important Neolithic and bronze age sites around

Städtische Sammlungen

Museumstraße 6, 88400 Biberach
Deutschland


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The archaeological collection of the Braith-Mali-Museum has been found by the Biberach dentist and pioneering archaeologist Heinrich Forschner (1880 – 1959). Archaeological objects of the Stone- and Bronze Age are shown.

Italy

Piemont

Musei Reali di Torino

Piazzetta Reale 1, 10122 Torino
Italien


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Museo del Territorio Biellese

Chiostro di San Sebastiano - Via Quintino Sella 52, 13900 Biella
Italien


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Museo Civico P.A. Garda

Piazza Ottinetti , 10015 Ivrea
Italien


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Parco Naturale dei Lagoni di Mercurago

Centro Visite Via Gattico 6, Arona
Italien


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Museo Archeologico di Arona

Piazza San Graziano 36, 28041 Arona
Italien


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Lombardei

Museo Civico Archeologico di Villa Mirabello


Piazza della Motta 4, 21100 Varese

Italien


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Museo Civico Archeologico "Giovanni Rambotti"


Via Anelli 7/c, 25015 Desenzano del Garda

Italien


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Museo Archeologico dell’Alto Mantovano


Piazza Castello 8, 46040 Cavriana

Italien


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Civico Museo Archaeologico Platina

Piazza G. Garibaldi, 3 , 26034 Piadena

Italien


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Parco Archeologica dell Isolino Virginia e Museo Civico Preistorico Isolino Virginia


Loc. Strencia 15, 21100 Biandronno

Italien


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Trentino

Museo delle Palafitte di Fiavé

Via 3 Novembre, 53, 38075 Fiavé
Italien



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Museo delle Palafitte Lago di Ledro


Via Lungolago 1, 30060 Molina di Ledro

Italien


Openings:

Daily open:
Mar. - Jun.:    9.00 - 17.00
Jul. - Aug.:   10.00 - 18.00
Sep. - Nov.:   9.00 - 17.00

The museum is closed in December, January and February


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The Pile-Dwelling Museum of Lake Ledro is the living heart of ReLED, which groups together the museums of Valle di Ledro. It’s also part of a network of museums, which has the MUSE, the Science Museum of Trento, as its centre.
The building dates back to the 1970s. From simple container of archaeological finds, the it has managed to transform itself into a true museum. The museum now works as a showcase of showcases, a space in constant dialogue with its surroundings. The archaeological activity has complemented the exhibit activity from the very beginning. From the 1990s the didactical work and the summer activities have been added as well.

 

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Veneto

Museo Archeologico “Paolo Giovio”


Piazza Medaglie d`Oro , 22100 Como

Italien


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Museo Civico Archeologico


Castello Sforzesco , 20121 Milano

Italien


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Museo Civico di Storia Naturale


Lungadige Porta Vittoria 9, 37129 Verona
Italien


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Museo Naturalistico Archeologico


C.a.S. Corona 4, 36100 Vincenza (Veneto)

Italien


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Museo Nazionale Atestino


Via Guiod Negri 9/c, 35042 Este

Italien


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Friaul

Museo Archeologico Del Friuli Occidentale

Via Vittorio Veneto 19, 33170 Pordenone

Italien


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France

Il y a 6000 ans…, Chalain, Clairvaux

rue du Parterre 9, 39130 Clairvaux-Les-Lacs
Frankreich


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Musée Savoisien

Square de Lannoy de Bissy 9, 73000 Chambery
Frankreich


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Maison du Lac d’Aiguebelette

Cusina , 73470 Nances
Frankreich


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Musée Lac et Nature

route des Plages 996, 73470 Novalaise
Frankreich


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Observatoire régional des Lacs Alpins (ORLA)

place du Château , 74000 Annecy
Frankreich


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Musée archéologique du lac de Paladru

place de l’Église 15, 38850 Charavines
Frankreich


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Switzerland

Canton of Aargau

Museum Burghalde

Schlossgasse 23, 5600 Lenzburg
Schweiz


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Archaeology is one of the main areas of focus of the Museum Burghalde in Lenzburg. The permanent exhibition contains many finds as well as models and reconstructions of houses highlighting the history of the pile dwellers in the Seetal Valley. The prehistoric workshop is unique in Switzerland. It shows Late Stone Age tools and visitors have the opportunity to work stone, wood, bone and many other materials.

Canton of Bern

Historisches Museum Bern

Helvetiaplatz 6, 3006 Bern
Schweiz


Openings:

Di. - So.: 10.00 - 17.00
Montags geschlossen


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Das Historische Museum Bern besitzt eine universalgeschichtliche Sammlung mit 500’000 Objekten von der Steinzeit bis zur Gegenwart. Bedeutende archäologische Exponate beleuchten in der Ausstellung «Steinzeit, Kelten, Römer» die Entwicklung der Menschheit von der Altsteinzeit bis zur Eroberung des Alpenraums durch die Römer. Entdecken Sie auf diesem Weg durch die Zivilisationsgeschichte die Welt der Pfahlbauer mit Hilfe von Funden aus Twann, Vinelz, Seeberg–Burgäschisee und Mörigen.

Biel

Faubourg du Lac 52, 2501 Biel/Bienne
Schweiz


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Millennia-old traces left behind by people in the past have survived below water, below ground and on the surface. The Museum Schwab offers journeys of discovery through the layers of the past. The exhibition hall boasts a modern layout and invites you on a trip through time to visit important archaeological sites in the area around Lake Bienne, the Bernese Jura region and the city of Bienne. The topics: Archaeology – yesterday and today, living and surviving, burials and rites.

 

Musée d'art et d'histoire de La Neuveville

Ruelle de l'Hôtel de Ville 11, 2520 La Neuveville
Schweiz


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April – October:
Sun: 14.30 – 17.30


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The Late Stone Age collection includes artefacts recovered from the pile-dwelling sites around Lake Bienne, most notably a dugout canoe. The collection is a tribute to Victor Gros, a native of La Neuveville and one of the fathers of modern archaeological research.

Pfahlbaumuseum Lüscherz

Hauptstrasse 19, 2576 Lüscherz
Schweiz


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The Museum exhibits an impressive collection amassed by Hans Iseli from Lüscherz. Over the course of 60 years he collected more than 10,000 artefacts made of stone, flint, bone, antler and clay, which document the lives of the pile dwellers that lived around Lake Bienne. The exhibition is housed in the basement of the Town Hall at Haupstrasse 19 and gives insight into the lives of early farming communities on Lake Bienne between 4000 and 800 BC.

 

Canton of Fribourg

Museum Murten

Ryf 4, 3280 Murten
Schweiz


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Tue – Sat: 14.00 – 17.00
Sun: 10.00 – 17.00


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The permanent exhibition of the Museum Murten shows a rich array of finds from various pile-dwelling sites on Lake Morat. Vessels, tools, implements of all kinds, jewellery and textiles provide insight into the Neolithic and Bronze Age living environments. The artefacts on display were recovered mainly from the settlements in Muntelier, which were among the best-known prehistoric sites in Western Switzerland.

 

Canton of Geneva

Musée d`art et d`histoire

Rue Charles Galland 2, 1206 Genève
Schweiz


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Tue – Sun: 10.00 – 18.00


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The Musée d’art et d’histoire de la Ville de Genève houses almost 47,000 prehistoric finds. Several thousand came from pile-dwelling sites around the lower basin of Lake Geneva and date from both the Late Stone Age and the Late Bronze Age. A selection of several dozens artefacts from the sites at Plonjon, Eaux-Vives, Pâquis and d'Anières-Bassy as well as Collonge-Bellerive and Corsier-Port have been on display in the new regional archaeology hall since 2009. The finds are accompanied by 10th century BC piles from Plonjon and a dugout canoe from Morges, which was recently dated to 1326 BC.

Canton of Lucerne

Wiggertaler Museum


Gemeindeverwaltung Schötz, Dorfchärn 1, 6247 Schötz

Schweiz


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Canton of Neuchâtel

Laténium Parc et musée d’archéologie

Espace Paul Vouga , 2068 Hauterive
Schweiz


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Tue – Sun: 10.00 – 17.00


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The Laténium is both a centre of scientific research and an internationally renowned museum. Situated in idyllic surroundings on the lakeshore, it invites you to explore the everyday lives of our ancestors starting from the period of the Neanderthals. Besides the finds from La Tène, the main focal point of the Museum is the pile-dwelling period: the Laténium collections illustrate all the important sites with regard to Swiss pile-dwelling archaeology.

 

Musée de l`Areuse


Avenue du collège 18, 2017 Boudry
Schweiz


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Canton of Nidwalden

Museum Nidwalden

Kehrsitenstrasse , 6362 Stansstad
Schweiz


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Canton of Schaffhausen

Museum zu Allerheiligen

Baumgartenstrasse 6, 8200 Schaffhausen
Schweiz


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Tue – Sun: 11.00 – 17.00


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The permanent archaeological exhibition includes a model of the bog settlement at Thayngen-Weier, which has been recreated based on the excavation results and the scientific analyses. Various themes illustrated by the model are shown on a touch screen providing information about the settlement features, the architectural history and individual finds. The presentation of the rich finds from the settlement revolves mainly around the wooden artefacts: ladles, bowls and dishes in all production stages including finished objects, a complete bow, a fragment of a child’s bow, the shaft of an arrow including an arrowhead and remnants of fletching. New finds have provided a context and new interpretation for preserved ceramic knobs: female breasts originally applied to loam-plastered and painted house walls.

Canton of Solothurn

Archäologisches Museum Kanton Solothurn

Konradstrasse 7, 4600 Olten
Schweiz


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Tue – Fri: 14.00 – 17.00
Sat – Sun: 10.00 – 17.00


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The Archäologisches Museum Kanton Solothurn exhibits various finds from Lake Inkwil and Lake Burgäschi. On display are, among other things, ceramic vessels, a fishhook made of wood, various bone implements, stone axe blades and spindle whorls. An information panel provides additional information about the two lakes and their history of formation and also gives an account of the excavation history and the finds recovered.

 

Canton of Thurgovia

Historisches Museum im Schloss Arbon

Schloss Arbon , 9320 Arbon
Schweiz


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Museum für Archäologie des Kantons Thurgau

Freie Strasse 26, 8510 Frauenfeld
Schweiz


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Museum für Dorfgeschichte „Blauer Aff“

Unterdorfstrasse 14, 8264 Eschenz
Schweiz


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Museum im Kornhaus

Hafenplatz 2, 9401 Rorschach

Schweiz


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Canton of Vaud

Musée cantonal d’archéologie et d’histoire

Place de la Riponne 6, 1005 Lausanne
Schweiz


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Tue – Thu: 11.00 – 18.00
Fri – Sun:   11.00 – 17.00


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The Museum’s collections represent the entire range of archaeological research conducted in Canton Vaud since the 19th century. Most notable are the finds from the settlements on Lake Geneva and on Lakes Neuchâtel and Morat. The permanent exhibition shows the entire range of artefacts from the pile-dwelling period. The Museum houses a life-sized reconstruction of an excavation at a pile-dwelling site, settlement models and numerous well-preserved Late Stone Age and Bronze Age finds from well-known lakeside.

Museum Yverdon und Region

Le Château, CP 968 , 1401 Yverdon-les-Bains
Schweiz


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October - Mai:
Tue – Sun: 14.00 – 17.00


June - September:
Tue – Sun: 11.00 – 17.00


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The prehistoric hall presents an array of finds from the pile-dwellings in north Canton Vaud, covering the entire period from the Late Stone Age (4000 BC) to the end of the Bronze Age (850 BC). The paintings by the Yverdon artist P. Savary of some of the finds being used in everyday situations provide a vivid impression of what life would have been like at the time. Particularly worth mentioning with regard to the Bronze Age finds is a dugout canoe – at 12 m one of the longest in Switzerland – which was found in Corcelettes (VD) in 1880.

Canton of Zug

Kantonales Museum für Urgeschichte(n)

Hofstrasse 5, 6300 Zug
Schweiz


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The Zug Museum für Urgeschichte(n) presents the history of the pile dwellers in a lively and informative manner. Here, you will see an exhibition that allows you to experience first-hand what people’s everyday lives were like 3000 to 6000 years ago. What did they eat? What craft-working skills and abilities did they have? What kind of clothes and jewellery did they wear? With whom did they trade goods? All these questions are answered by the finds on display.

 

Canton of Zurich

Museum am Pfäffikersee


Im Kehr, am Seequai, , 8330 Pfäffikon
Schweiz


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Ortsmuseum Meilen

Kirchgasse 14, 8706 Meilen
Schweiz


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The pile dwellers room gives an account of how European pile-dwelling research started off in Obermeilen and shows how important the pile dwellings were for the Swiss Federal State, which at the time was still in its infancy. The exhibition also explores whether the pile dwellings were in fact erected in open water, how the cultural provenance of a vessel can be pinpointed and how the age of a find is determined.

 

 

 

 

 

Ortsmuseum Sust

Bahnhofstrasse 27, 8810 Horgen
Schweiz


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One part of the exhibition is dedicated to the Horgen Culture. Most of the artefacts came from the site Horgen-Scheller. The earliest settlement at Scheller has been dated to the period between 3100 and 3000 BC. The exhibition shows the crafts and dietary habits of the people who lived in Horgen 5000 years ago. Special exhibits are a wooden axe handle with remnants of string, a ladle and a swizzle stick, and also a ‘Horgen knife’.

Museum Wetzikon

Farbstrasse 1, 8620 Wetzikon
Schweiz


Openings:

1st and 3rd sunday of every month: 14.00 – 17.00
Closed in July and August

Other dates on request


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Most of the pile-dwelling artefacts came from the collection of Jakob Messikommer, a farmer and leading light of early pile-dwelling research: from the smallest of fish scales to stone axe roughouts to querns for grinding cereals. We have made replicas of some of the finds to give visitors the opportunity of handling them or trying them out.

Slovenia

Mestni muzej

Ljubljana
 Gosposka 15, 1000 Ljubljana
Slowenien


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Tue - Sun: 10.00 - 18.00


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Koliščarji z Velikega jezera

Troštova ulica 15, 1292 Ig
Slowenien


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National Museum of Slovenia

Muzejska ulica 1, 1000 Ljubljana
Slowenien


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Razstavišče Moja Ljubljanica

Tržaška cesta 32, 1360 Vrhnika
Slowenien


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