Events 2021

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.

Calendar

Sunday, 2021-03-28

Depicted here is the excavation at the Greifensee where the shoes were recovered, and their restauration. But it remains an ongoing investigation, how in fact the Pile Dwellers actually dressed.

Thursday, 2021-04-29

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.

Friday, 2021-06-04

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.

Saturday, 2021-06-05

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!

to the museum website
guided tours to the exhibition

 

Wednesday, 2021-06-09

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.

 Further information
exhibition booklet as download

 

 

 

 

Friday, 2021-06-25

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 2021-07-17

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

Friday, 2021-08-06

Open excavation at Lucone di Polpenazze site

Guided tours at the Lucone di Polpenazze pile-dwelling site were organized every friday in August:
Free activity (maximum 15 people). Reservation highly recommended by 12 (noon) on the same Friday.

Further information and reservation:

+39 036 537 1474 (Mon.- Fri., 9.30-12.30)
+39 338 9336451

or contact the website of the Museo Archeologico della Valle Sabbia

 

 

 

 

Friday, 2021-08-13

Open excavation at Lucone di Polpenazze site

Guided tours at the Lucone di Polpenazze pile-dwelling site were organized every friday in August:
Free activity (maximum 15 people). Reservation highly recommended by 12 (noon) on the same Friday.

Further information and reservation:

+39 036 537 1474 (Mon.- Fri., 9.30-12.30)
+39 338 9336451

or contact the website of the Museo Archeologico della Valle Sabbia

 

 

 

 

Friday, 2021-08-20

Open excavation at Lucone di Polpenazze site

Guided tours at the Lucone di Polpenazze pile-dwelling site were organized every friday in August:
Free activity (maximum 15 people). Reservation highly recommended by 12 (noon) on the same Friday.

Further information and reservation:

+39 036 537 1474 (Mon.- Fri., 9.30-12.30)
+39 338 9336451

or contact the website of the Museo Archeologico della Valle Sabbia

 

 

 

 

Friday, 2021-08-27

Open excavation at Lucone di Polpenazze site

Guided tours at the Lucone di Polpenazze pile-dwelling site were organized every friday in August:
Free activity (maximum 15 people). Reservation highly recommended by 12 (noon) on the same Friday.

Further information and reservation:

+39 036 537 1474 (Mon.- Fri., 9.30-12.30)
+39 338 9336451

or contact the website of the Museo Archeologico della Valle Sabbia

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 2021-08-28

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 2021-09-11

In the traditional “Plauschregatta”, a not-so-serious boating race on the Greifensee, even log boats are represented; the most common means of transportation across water of the pile dwellers.

 

Saturday, 2021-09-11

Workshop: Bows, arrows and hunting

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."

Sunday, 2021-09-26

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.

For further information please have a look at the website of the "Förderverein Steinzeitdorf Ehrenstein e.V."

Saturday, 2021-10-23

Workshop: The Ehrenstein Disk

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.

For further information please contact the website of the "Förderverein Steinzeitdorf Ehrenstein e.V."