Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 2011
Size of heritage: 274 ha
- Buffer zone: 3,961 ha
This serial property of 111 small individual sites encompasses the remains of prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlements in and around the Alps built from around 5000 to 500 B.C. on the edges of lakes, rivers or wetlands. Excavations, only conducted in some of the sites, have yielded evidence that provides insight into life in prehistoric times during the Neolithic and Bronze Age in Alpine Europe and the way communities interacted with their environment. Fifty-six of the sites are located in Switzerland. The settlements are a unique group of exceptionally well-preserved and culturally rich archaeological sites, which constitute one of the most important sources for the study of early agrarian societies in the region.
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Hotels and places to stay
Seerose Resort & Spa
Hotel Restaurant Eichberg
Villmergen Swiss Quality Hotel
Marco Polo Business Apartments
Youth Hostel Beinwil am See
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Large airport - 21 mi (34 km) Buochs Airport
Small airport - 23 mi (37 km) EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport
Medium airport - 38 mi (62 km) Grenchen Airport
Medium airport - 38 mi (61 km) Bern Belp Airport
Medium airport - 42 mi (68 km) Donaueschingen-Villingen Airport
Medium airport - 50 mi (81 km) Colmar-Houssen Airport
Medium airport - 70 mi (113 km) Lahr Airport
Medium airport - 77 mi (125 km) Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport
Large airport - 104 mi (168 km) Stuttgart Airport
Large airport - 108 mi (175 km) Malpensa International Airport
Large airport - 117 mi (188 km) Linate Airport
Large airport - 137 mi (220 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Affoltern am Albis
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.