CH-AG-02

  Seengen  |     Riesi

Short Description
The excellently preserved wetland settlement of Seengen/Riesiis is situated on a peninsula in a nature reserve on the northern end of Lake Hallwil. Excavations carried out in the 1920s exposed no more than approximately 2% of the settlement area. Three phases of construction were identified in the sequence of layers. The houses dated from the Late Bronze Age, i.e. from the 11th to 9th centuries BC.

©gsk 2017

Bronze Age

1st millenium B.C.

Lake Hallwilersee

449 m.a.s.l.

Size of the site 3,8 ha / approx. 5 soccer pitches

Size of the bufferzone 16,5 ha / approx. 23 soccer pitches

Special Features & Highlights
The complete layout of a house measuring 6.3 by 4.4 m was unearthed. It consisted of both vertical posts and horizontal joists.

Current Activities
Reconstruction of a late Bronze Age house until spring 2021

Pile Dwellings up close
There is free access to the site

A selection of objects is part of the exhibition of the Museum Burghalde Lenzburg

Museum Burghalde
Schlossgasse 23,
CH-5600 Lenzburg
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