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We answer the most important questions about the Archaeopark!
Information about the park
Dogs are always welcome in the Archaeopark Vogelherd. However, they must be kept on a leash.
The exhibition area, the information center, the toilets and the small circular trail in the outside area are barrier-free. The way to the Vogelherd cave is unfortunately not barrier-free. Accessible parking spaces are available at the visitor parking lot. At the same time, it is possible to have people with disabilities get in and out at the entrance area to the Archaeopark Vogelherd.
There are marked hiking trails. You can get information about the hiking trails in the Archaeopark Vogelherd.
Photography for private purposes is allowed. For commercial purposes only on request.
The circular trail is approximately 750 meters (= 0,5 miles) long. You should plan at least 2 hours for the park so that everything can be viewed and tried out.
Yes, of course, they can play as they please. 🙂
Yes, you can try your skills with the spear-thrower, make jewellery or paint rocks with natural colours. In addition, numerous special events offer the opportunity to learn Stone Age techniques, such as cooking in the cooking pit.
You can grill your own food at our fireplace for a small fee (€ 1 / pp). Of course, food for grilling can also be purchased in the Parkcafé (free of charge). Our fireplace burns all day long. So there is enough embers and heat.
You can find all information about the barbecue area here: View barbecue area and event location
Yes, there is seating in various places.
There is a WiFi connection in the area of the park café and around the fireplace.
Yes, there are e-bike charging stations in the entrance area of the Archaeopark Vogelherd. If you would like to use them, please inform the counter staff.
Information about the Vogelherd cave
The cave has a total area of 170 square meters and has two entrances. The temperature inside hardly differs from the outside temperature because the cave does not lead deep into the mountain.
No. The latest excavations of the University of Tübingen took place between 2005 and 2012. No excavations have been made in the Vogelherd cave area since then. However, excavations are carried out annually by the State Monument Office (‘Landesdenkmalamt’) and the University of Tübingen at various sites in the Lonetal.
Information about our finds
When the finds were discovered in the Vogelherd cave by Professor Gustav Riek (from Tübingen) in 1931, they were brought to Tübingen, where they are still exhibited in the Museum of the University of Tübingen. The two finds from the 2006 excavations, which came to light under the direction of Professor Nicholas Conard, can be seen in the treasury of the Archaeopark Vogelherd. One figure, the lion’s head, is presented in the Stuttgart State Museum (Landesmuseum Stuttgart).
When the finds came to light in 1931, another law was applicable. At that time the finds belonged to the finder, i.e. Professor Riek. That’s why the figures were brought to Tübingen.
Yes, the two exhibited figures are made of mammoth ivory and are approximately 40,000 years old.