Patrimoine et terroir

Gletterens Lakeside Village

Village Lacustre
Village Lacustre. © Sandra Mumprecht
  • Place

    • Gletterens

Experience the Prehistory in this reconstituted village. Through demonstrations and workshops, you will discover the lifestyle of our distant ancestors.

The lakeside village of Gletterens organises many events, attractions and workshops around the Prehistory theme and the life of the first farmers who lived on the lakeshores of Neuchâtel (4500 to 800 BC).

You will discover the artisanal techniques of our ancestors: you can make a neolithic knife; a pendant or a paleolithic lamp; be charmed by the magic of ancient methods of lighting fires; demonstrate your prowess as a hunter by throwing an assegai or taste a Stone Age style meal.

You can also simply walk in the village in order to discover and enjoy the charm of its thatched cottages. If you would like to extend the experience, you can spend the night in a tipi.

Opening hours

Opening hours
  • From 1 Jun 2021 to 31 Oct 2021

  • Monday - Sunday

    • 09:00 - 17:00


  • Guided tour

    Guided tour from

    • CHF 120.-
  • Admission


    • CHF 6.-
  • Children

    • CHF 3.-



Good to know

Good to know
    • Visits:
    • Tour upon request, also outside the normal opening hours and season.
    • Activities:
    • During summer school's vacation and sundays in September, various activities are offered every day. Workshop fire, weaving, gathering, paddle and propellant shooting.
    • Parking: Parking places in front of the Denner 100 metres away.
    • Accessible by public transport: yes, by train to Estavayer-le-Lac then by bus
    • Accessible by car: yes

Links & PDFs

Links & PDFs


Gletterens Lakeside Village
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