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Pile Dwelling Culture - Pavilion Attersee

Attersee am Attersee, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • pets allowed
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for pushchairs

Experience UNESCO World Heritage up-close – at the pavilions dedicated to the pile dwelling culture in the Salzkammergut region!
The famous pile dwelling settlements on the shores of Lake Attersee and Lake Mondsee are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Two information pavilions were set up on Lake Attersee – ideal spots for plunging into the pile dwelling culture.

‘A year in the pile dwelling settlement’

The pavilion in Attersee am Attersee explores the question why the pile dwellers settled on the lake shores and what the regions were like at that time. After all, just like the people were influenced by their environment, they also altered the environment. The stories related at the pavilion talk about this and about how the pile dwellers were organised socially and how they lived together.

In all probability, the settlements in the Salzkammergut were built on the dry lakeshores. It was only in the course of the millenia that they were submerged by the lake.

  • Was the lake really a good place for settlement?
  • What did the houses look like and how were they built?
  • Were the pile dwellers rather farmers than hunters or the opposite?
  • Did they have domestic animals and if yes, where did they keep them?
  • Who showed them what plants could be cultivated?
  • Why did they travel?
  • Where did they come from in the first place?

Find the answers to these questions and many others at the Pile Dwelling Pavilion in Attersee am Attersee!

  • open to the public
  • Can only be viewed from outside


469 m

Accessibility / arrival

By Car:
From Salzburg via A1 highway - Exit 242 St. Georgen im Attergau – turn left in direction to Lake Attersee
From Wien/Linz via A1 highway - Exit 242 St. Georgen im Attergau – turn left in direction to Lake Attersee
Coming from West - Bad Ischl - go throw Weißenbachtal (B 153) to Unterach (B 152) and follow throw Nußdorf to Attersee (B 151)

By Train:
From Salzburg as well as from Linz/Wien coming to Vöcklamarkt, follow by "Attergaubahn" local train to Village Attersee

By Plane:
Arrive in Salzburg or Vienna and take a car or take the train to come to Lake Attersee.

  • Parking space: 30
  • Parking area for disabled: 1
Parking fees

Parking fee at the landing place Attersee from mid-May-mid-September, max. 3 hours parking Parking fee at the parking lot of the municipality of Attersee from mid-May-mid-September, from 10:00 to 17:00

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
    Food and drink available

    Restaurants in the village available

      Guided tour

      From June until October guided tours will be offered.

      General price information

      The pavilion is freely accessible - guided tours for a fee.

      Payment methods
      Other payment methods
      Cash payment
      • All weather
      • Suitable for groups
      • Suitable for schools
      • Suitable for kids (all ages)
      • Suitable for pushchairs
      • Pets allowed
      • Suitable for teenagers
      • Suitable for seniors
      • Suitable for single travelers
      • Suitable for friends
      • Suitable for couples
      • Suitable for children
      • Spring
      • Summer
      • Autumn
      • Winter

      Somewhat suitable for wheelchairs: Assistance is sometimes necessary. The measurements do not (fully) conform to the legally stipulated ÖNORM.


      Pile Dwelling Culture - Pavilion Attersee
      Nördliche Promenade
      4864 Attersee am Attersee

      Phone +43 664 8338510

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      Mr Gerald Egger
      Nördliche Promenade
      4864 Attersee am Attersee

      Phone +43 664 8338510

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      Nördliche Promenade
      AT-4864 Attersee am Attersee

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