Houses on Stilts, Lake Constance, Germany

AUGUST 2021 – Reconstructed prehistoric houses on stilts at the Pfahlbauten Museum in Unteruhldingen, Germany. © Pfahlbauten, Photo: Mark Zanzig

The story behind the image

Lake Constance can be the perfect summer holiday destination if you’re looking for a combination of beaches, mountains, and culture. The other day I shared an image of a Zepplin Car at the Zepplin Museum in Friedrichshafen – a great museum, and well worth a visit.

Equally interesting and certainly a highlight for any trip to Lake Constance is the Pfahlbauten Museum in Unteruhldingen. Opened a century ago, in August 1922, it presents a prehistoric village that has been reconstructed from underwater findings at this place. The exhibition explains how people lived and worked about 6,000 years ago, and the friendly and experienced museum staff explains some of the exhibits and how they (might) have been used in real life.

This image shows the exterior area of the museum – the houses on stilts, connected by bridges.

P.S.: Please take your time for the visit, and bring some time, because more than 300,000 people visit the museum every year now, so there may be a queue at the main entrance.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time24-AUG-2021, 12:06
LocationUnteruhldingen, Germany
CameraCanon EOS M6 Mark II
LensCanon EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Exposure1/80 sec at f/16
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR3)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6392 x 4261 Pixels
Copyright© Pfahlbauten, Photo: Mark Zanzig

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