Traces of several Stone Age and Bronze Age settlements have been found along the shores of Lake Constance, from Litzelstetten to Wallhausen.
The pile dwellings exhibition in Constance-Dingelsdorf begins with finds from Palaeolithic Petersfels and the Mesolithic hunters and gatherers who settled near Dingelsdorf in around 6000 BC.
The main part focuses on the Neolithic Age from around 4000–2400 BC, when the first farmers lived in pile dwellings on the lake’s shores. Their way of life is vividly and clearly presented through informative finds. The topics explored include diet and household, pile dwelling construction, toolmaking and hunting and fishing.