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Lake Dwelling Museum
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Bronze Age Village Buchau
Bronze Age Village Unteruhldingen
House of Questions
Stone Age Village Sipplingen
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Stone Age Village 2
Hornstaad House & Arbon House
Time Trail Unteruhldingen
Museum Building 2
Museum Building 1
Your visit at the Lake Dwelling Museum
Stone Age Man Uhldi
The 16 most frequently asked questions
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Learning Center Lake Dwellings
History of the Museum
The Museum Society
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Virtual tour of the „Hornstaad and Arbon House”

These two experimental houses exemplify two early architectural building principles at Lake Constance and regions around the Alps.


The „Hornstaad-House“, 1996 was constructed in conjunction with the German Children’s TV series „The Show With the mouse“. It is a pole building with walls formed of woven wattle-work, coated with clay. The roofs were made of thatch, turf, grass, or rushes. "Uhldi" the Stone Age Man, who is a staff member at the museum, together with an archeo-technician, sometimes use the Hornstaad-House as their quarters. The „Arbon-House“, constructed in 1998 together with Swiss archaeological colleges from the Thurgau region, is a pole building with walls out of wooden boards and a shingle roof. Both houses are used for experimental long-term observations, and can therefore not be entered by visitors.
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