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Hunters needed to be mobile, so the lived in tents. Caves are not found everywhere.

The centre piece for the stone age section is the Siegsdorf cave lion. The almost complete skeleton has cutting marks at a number of places made by flint knives, dating back about 47,000 years. This means it lived at the time of the Neanderthals who were then moving around the ice free Chiemgau region.
Very few articles from the Stone Age have been preserved, which makes it difficult for us to obtain an exact picture of life at that time.


The small cave exhibition displays a whole spectrum of pre-historic finds – from sharpened pieces of bone and crudely made flint knives used by hunters and gatherers through to the artistic tools and utensils of neolithic farmers. The show piece is a copper axe found in the Chiemgau with the brand name “Oetzi”


An arrow head of a north Italian flint found at Auhögl near Freilassing in Bavaria.

Stone Age Siegsdorf

is part of the museum and designed to excite and activate the visitors. Unusual tools and materials are seen in the large display windows of the SteinZeitWerkstatt (Stone Age Workshop): skins, flints, horns and antlers, rubbing stones, bones and fire drills. Year round workshops for school groups, children's birthday events and many other activities take place in the rooms. The SteinZeitGarten (Stone Age Garden) laid out in the museum grounds with fireplaces and caves provides the perfect setting for a short journey back to the Stone Age. Throughout the summer there are special action days. Without registration or extra fees, visitors are invited to join in and experience a day in the fascinating world of the Stone Age. More Infos (only in German)...

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