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Aerial view of the Wollmatingen-Langenrain site northwest of thereed island (bottom left) © O. Braasch / Landesamt für Denkmalpflege im Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart (LAD)

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Short Description
The site of Wollmatingen-Langenrain was discovered between 1881 and 1882, by D. Nägeli, and partially excavated by him and L. Leiner, in 1882.The site is a rare, late Bronze Age settlement on the Lake of Constance, with an extensive and well preserved archaeological layer that remains unexplored and is protected by thick sandy sediment. The topographic location of the site, at the mouth of the River Rhine into the Untersee, appears to have been ideal for trade and transport.

Bronze Age

934-935 B.C.

Lake of Constance "Untersee"

395 m.a.s.l.

Size of the site 1,6 ha / approx. 2 soccer pitches

Size of the bufferzone 83,70 ha / approx. 117 soccer pitches

Bronze sickle with spelt © M. Erne / Landesamt für Denkmalpflege im Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart (LAD)

Current Activities
The site and its protective buffer zone are located in a nature reserve. It is regularly monitored and controlled by the Department of Antiquities and Monuments.

Pile Dwellings up close
More information about the site and its finds are available in connection with guided tours through the natural preserve Wollmatinger Ried.
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