About Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps
Settlements, Historic, Archaeology, Interesting Places
Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps is a series 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. 111 sites, located in Switzerland (56), Italy (19), Germany (18), France (11), Austria (5 sites), and Slovenia (2) were added to UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2011. In Slovenia, this was the first listed cultural world heritage site.