Wolpertswende | Schreckensee
The site is located on a peninsula in Upper Swabia and is the only site that contains a comprehensive stratigraphy from the Chalcolithic to the Early Bronze Age, with settlements associated with the “Pfyn-Altheimer-Group”, the “Horgen Culture”, the Goldberg II-Group, and the Early Bronze Age. Organic materials here are exceptionally well preserved. The site is an important representative of settlements on peninsulas and islands in the lakes of Upper Swabia, and contains evidence of early copper metallurgy in the area.
Neolithic / Bronze Age
3651-3650 B.C., 3265 B.C. and 3263 B.C.
Size of the site 1,1 ha / approx. 2 soccer pitches
Size of the bufferzone 7 ha / approx. 10 soccer pitches
The archaeological deposits are covered and protected by layers of peat and lake sediments. The water level of the lake and the groundwater at the site is generally stable and ensures the continued preservation of the deposits. The site is monitored and regularly inspected by the Department of Antiquities and Monuments.
Pile Dwellings up close
A selection of objects can be visited at the Landesmuseum Württemberg:
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