Gletterens – Fribourg region
Reconstruction on this 5000 years old site of an historical lake side village was done in 1996.The original village dates back to 3000 B.C. The highlight of this village is the clay houses and straw roofs that are built to resemble the original village.
This Neolithic farm at Gletterens brings the prehistoric past back to life. This colony was constructed by archeologists, to get a deeper insight into the lives of people in their "lake dwellings" in Neolithic period.
Visitors to the Lake side village can experience Prehistory in this reconstituted village. Enjoy discovering the style of living in the distant past through various workshops and demonstrations.
Various events are organized on the themes of prehistoric living and the lives of farmers on the banks of the Lake of Neuchâtel from 4500 to 800 BC.
Various workshops are available for visitors to learn skills like Neolithic knife making, lighting fires by prehistoric methods and learning the art of ancient hunting styles. There is also possibility of enjoying a prehistoric style meal.
A walk around the village with the charming thatched roof huts is also highly recommended. Visitors who want to experience more of the era can even spend a night in the tipi village.
The Tipi village
Four weather protected teepees are available for rental stays.
The tipi village is equipped with Indoor and outdoor fireplaces with tripod, drinking water, Kitchenette, Toilets and Hot showers, Grocers store , restaurants and
For a night stay in the tipi village visitors have to bring along: Sleeping bag and ground cloth, dishes and pans, anti-mosquito sprays!
The lake side village is open daily from May 1 to October 31 from morning 9 AM to evening 5 PM
During the summer holidays*, entry without reservation is allowed between 1330 hrs till 1700 hrs from Wednesdays till Sundays, except special events.
The Lakeside Village of Gletterens is located between Estavayer-le-Lac and Avenches.