Deep Space LIVE: Pile Dwellings – Houses under Water in Lake Attersee

Ars Electronica Center
Deep Space LIVE: Pile Dwellings – Houses under Water in Lake Attersee
Thursday, February 14 / 7–8:30 p.m.

(Linz, February 11, 2019) A dive down to the prehistoric pile dwellings beneathin theLake Attersee awaits visitors of Deep Space LIVE this Thursday evening, February 14, 7 PM. Linz nature filmmaker Erich Pröll, a nature filmmaker from Linz, will present excerpts from his brand- new documentary “Wild Journey with Erich Pröll—Attersee: On the Trails of the Lake Dwellers”. In addition, Christian Schirlbauer from the Attersee-Salzkammergut Tourist Board and Günter Oberschmid, chairman of the Attersee Diving Competence Centrer, will report ontalk about how diving enthusiasts can see and experience underwaterthe submerged buildings, which bear the UNESCO World Heritage seal. The 45-minute documentary “Attersee: On the Trails of the Lake Dwellers” will be broadcast February 21 at 8:15 p.m. on ORF III.

The Prehistoric Era in Lake Attersee
In 1870, the first pile dwellings were discovered beneath Lake Attersee. Later research revealed an entire settlement complex extending from the eastern shore of Lake Attersee, across the outflow area of the Ager, and along the shore of the Seewalchen municipality. The archaeological findings and the analyses of carbon remains attest to a settlement dating back as far as the early 4th millennium BCE.

UNESCO World Heritage
In 2011, 111 sites in Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland were inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List “Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps”. In Austria, pile dwellings have so far been found in Lake Attersee, Lake Mondsee, and Lake Keutschach.

Deep Space LIVE
The Ars Electronica Center hosts a Deep Space LIVE event every Thursday (except holidays) at 7 PM. Each presentation features ultra-high-definition imagery in 16×9-meter format and is accompanied by expert commentary, entertaining stand-up repartee, or musical improvisation. Whether great works from the history of art, space travel, journeys of discovery in the nano-world or a live concert is what you’ve come to behold, Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst breathtaking worlds of imagery. Holders of a valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge.

Pfahlbauten im Attersee / Fotocredit: Ars Electronica / Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion