Cultural Heritage

Gletteren's pile dwelling village

Village Lacustre de Gletterens
Village Lacustre de Gletterens. © EPT
  • Place
    • Gletterens


Immerse yourself in the Stone Age in this recreated pile dwelling village. During demonstrations and workshops you will get to know the way of life of our ancestors.

The pile dwelling village in Gletterens organizes numerous events and workshops around the early history and the way of life of the first farmers who settled on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel (4500-800 BC).

You will discover artisanal techniques from the early days: you can forge a Stone Age knife, a pendant or a lamp from the Paleolithic Age, experience the magic of making fire, demonstrate your hunting talent by throwing a spear or enjoy a Stone Age meal.

Just stroll through the village and enjoy the magic that emanates from its thatched houses. If you want to deepen the experience, you can also spend a night in the tipi.

Opening hours
Opening hours
  • From 1 May 2024 to 31 Oct 2024
  • 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
    • Visit:
    • Group visits after prior reservation, also possible outside of the opening times and the season
    • Animations:
    • During the summer school holidays every day and on Sundays in September and October there are activities without reservation. Fire, web, collection, paddle and fuel shooting workshops.
    • Parking: Parking spaces in front of the Denner 100 meters away and on the meadow next to the tennis court.
    • Accessible by public transport: yes, a, by train to Estavayer-le-Lac or Domdidier, then by bus.
    • Accessible by car: yes
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