L'île "Roseninsel" et la zone d'eau peu profonde qui l'entoure forment ensemble le site de l'UNESCO © BLfD photo: K. Leidorf

  Roseninsel im Starnberger See  |     Feldafing

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Rose Island in Lake Starnberg was the first and only Bavarian pile dwelling site discovered during the 19th century. So far, a single find is known that dates back to the first half of the 5th millennium BC. From the Altheim culture period (3800-3400/3300 BC) onwards a permanent settlement existed on the island, which had its hay day during the 17th/16th century BC according to numerous Bronze Age finds and wooden structures. Iron Age foundation beams situated next to the north-eastern tip of the island provide the most recent evidence of pile dwellings around the Alps in general.

Néolitique - 2nd Âge du Fer

environ 4600-500 a. J-C

Lac du Starnberg

584 m

Taille du site 15,16 ha / environ 21 terrains de foot

Taille du zone tampon 34,30 ha / environ 48 terrains de foot

Particularités & points forts
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Foundation beams found close to the north-eastern tip of Rose Island belong to buildings constructed during the Early Celtic period (c. 500 BC) and provide the latest evidence of prehistoric pile dwellings presently known in the whole area around the Alps.

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l'île "Roseninsel", bois de construction du début de l'époque celtique (environ 500 av. J.-C.) © BLfD photo: BGfU

Activités en cours
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Persistent monitoring, documentation and mediation activities.

Découvrir les palafittes
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On site:
1st of May to 15th of October; access to the island only by ferry boat (paid service; also available for wheelchair users).

After reopening of the museum in 2023 finds from Rose Island will be presented in the permanent exhibition of Archäologische Staatssammlung München / Bavarian State Archaeological Collection.