Laténium, Parc et Musée d’archéologie, Hauterive (canton de Neuchâtel). Photo/Foto: TES.

Pile Dwellings around the Alps

In 2021, the „Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps“ celebrates the tenth anniversary of its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The transnational site was entered into the UNESCO World Heritage registry on June 27th, 2011.

Of the more than 1000 known pile dwellings in central Europe, only 111 representative sites in France, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Austria and Germany were selected to receive this special status and recognition.

The organisation has organized a great program, activities and events for 2021, but because of the COVID-19 restrictions, many of the events and their dates remain tentative.

You are advised to contact the site for more information and status updates.

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