Sutz-Lattringen. Location of the site © Archäologischer Dienst des Kantons Bern

  Sutz Lattrigen  |     Rütte

Short Description
The site of Rütte-Gut has been known since the beginnings of Pile Dwelling Research. Located at a precarious spot in the shallow water near the shore, the prehistoric remains on the lake’s floor are exposed to the destructive forces of strong waves. In 2020, new barriers were erected, that will hopefully protect the site and its treasures for future times. The settlement at Sutz-Rütte produced numerous well-preserved artefacts that date to the Neolithic, such as pottery vessels, wooden tableware, a piece of fishing netting, weaving weights of unburnt clay, a 4750 year-old shoe made of bast, as well as several stone and wooden tools, foodstuffs and animal bones.

More information about the site are available on the website of the Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz / Dictionnaire historique de la Suisse


Late and Final Neolithic; around 2900 BC and around 2760-2630 BC.

Lake Bielersee

428 m.a.s.l.

Size of the site 2,83 ha / approx. 4 soccer pitches

Size of the bufferzone 49,6 ha / approx. 49 soccer pitches

Special Features & Highlights
Good conservation in the lake

Sutz-Lattrigen, Rütte. To prevent erosion, the divers cover the site with coconut mats, followed by a covering with gravel © Archäologischer Dienst des Kantons Bern

Current Activities
Regular monitoring by the diving team of the Archaeological Service.
Measures to prevent erosion: covering with coconut matting, gravel and construction of a breakwater. For further information click here

Recent publication in:
Peter J. Suter, Um 2700 v. Chr. Wandel und Kontinuität in den Ufersiedlungen am Bielersee. Ufersiedlungen am Bielersee 8. Bern 2017; 764 S.; CHF 82.–; ISBN 978-3-9524659-4-3.
Beim ADB zu beziehen:

Pfahlbauten hautnah
Display case and information boards on site (diving centre).
Educational offer for school classes on registration under the following link

A selection of finds is exhibited in the New Museum Biel NMB

Neues Museum Biel NMB
Seevorstadt 52,
2501 Biel/Bienne
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