Stone Age village / Neolithic village 2019-03-05T16:32:01+00:00

Stone Age village / Neolithic village

Stone Age village / Neolithic village

The area surrounding Heldenberg was settled as far back as the Early Stone Age. This is proven by the archeological finds that also made the reconstruction of the Neolithic village possible. As well as the buildings of this time, the focus of this exhibition is on everyday life with its various prehistoric manual activities. At the weekend, children can learn how to mill corn, bake bread, make pottery, sharpen stones and shoot with a bow and arrow as part of our supervised children’s programme. NEW: The Heldenberg Game – a game of skill for young and old / for the whole family!

Circular ditches

Circular ditches consist of one or more concentric ditches with a diameter of between 40 and 180 metres. These circular ditches, created around 5,000 B.C, surrounded palisade trenches. The construction of the impressive gateways in particular was guided by astronomical aspects and knowledge.
The Falkenhof tavern in the Stone Age village invites you to linger and recharge on the weekends.

Stone Age village and circular ditches at Heldenberg
Stone Age village at Heldenberg

Children’s program

The impressive Stone Age settlement with many finds from the Neolithic period also includes a children’s program. On the “weekends,” children can try their hand at Stone Age activities. Through pottery, stone grinding and grain grinding, the children experience how people lived and worked during that time. If you want, you can also watch bread baking and try the delicious crispy bread from the original Stone Age clay oven.

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Combined Ticket Birds of Prey & Neolithic Village

Adults€ 7,00
Groups / Senior citizens/ People with disabilities/Youth/Austrian military recruits€ 6,00
Children up to 5 years of agefree of charge
Children up to 14 years of age / school groups€ 4,00
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children)€ 15,00

Combine this highlight with another point of interest, or take advantage of our guided tours. Find more details on our website under admission charges.

  • April and October:
    Tuesday to Sunday 9am – 5pm
  • May – September:
    Tuesday to Sunday, 9am – 6pm
  • Monday ONLY open on public holiday

Circular ditches

Can be visited without a guide.

Stone Age village / Neolithic village

Can be visited without a guide.
From 5th April: supervised children’s programme at weekends:
1pm to 3pm bread-baking
all-day from 9.30am: Corn-milling, pottery, stone-sharpening, jewellery-making and soapstone-carving (on request)

Additional offer – The Heldenberg games!

By individual arrangement, not included in the package
Surcharge € 2, – per basket/game equipment

Journey to the Neolithic Age

The area around the Heldenberg was populated as early as the Neolithic period. This has been underscored by finds that have enabled the reconstruction of the Neolithic village. In addition to the buildings of this era, above all, everyday life with various prehistoric handcraft activities will be presented. The circular funerary ditches, dating from about 5,000 years BC, were surrounded by palisade fences and, namely, astronomical aspects and insights were used in the construction of the mighty gates.

The visit to the Stone Age village is included in the Aigner’s Falkenhof Birds of prey park package.

Additional offer – The Heldenberg games!

Games of skill symbolize an entertaining journey through the sights of the Heldenberg and the Schmidatal Manhartsberg landscape park (shooting with a bow and arrow and tossing horseshoes and rubber boots).

By individual arrangement, not included in the package

Surcharge € 2, – per basket/game equipment

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The area around the Heldenberg was populated as early as the Neolithic period. This has been underscored by finds that have enabled the reconstruction of the Neolithic village. In addition to the buildings of this era, above all, everyday life with various prehistoric handcraft activities will be presented. The circular funerary ditches, dating from about 5,000 years BC, were surrounded by palisade fences and, namely, astronomical aspects and insights were used in the construction of the mighty gates.

Group price: € 4,00 / Student


Neolithic village with circular ditch and Heldenberg games – the oldest settlements

The eldest settlings with with a circular ditch. Games & fun for school groups with Heldenberg-Games

  • One of the eldest discovered settlings allows candid insight into the daily life of people in the neolithic period.
  • Neolithic village with buildings from the stoneage period and a circular ditch surrounded by a palisade
  • Supervised children’s and youth program with field archery, grinding of grain, pottery and stone grinding
  • Games and fun for school groups with Heldenberg-Games
  • Who wins the fight against mammoths and sabre-toothed tigers, who can toss the horse-shoe and the wellies and score a hit?
  • Takes place in any weather condition – indoor grounds are available for the program
  • Outdoor grounds and areas for games and frolic in the open (free choice of timing)

Packages may only be booked from Tuesday to Friday!

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Parking spaces

There are parking spaces for disabled persons right next to the entrance area. Our signs will show you the way.

For persons with special needs, there is a reduced admission price upon presentation of proof of eligibility. Accompanying persons are admitted free of charge if they are registered on the card or proof of eligibility.

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities are located near both cashiers.

Getting around within the excursion destination

From the handicapped Parking at the main cash desk, you can reach the cashier area via a ramp, where you can access the Classic Car Museum on the same level without any barriers.

The Cafe Heldenberg and the English Garden are accessible from this level via an elevator. The paths in the English Garden are nature trails and easily accessible except for the Schneckenberg.

The path to the Lipizzaner stables is difficult for people with limited mobility and wheelchairs. For this reason, we ask you to inform our staff. You can drive directly to the stables after consultation and our staff will pick you up there and accompany you to the meeting point for the tours.

The Radetzky Memorial is accessible except for the crypt. For the park, there is a barrier-free entrance. Please contact our staff. Access to the Neolithic village and Aigner’s Falkenhof consists exclusively of nature paths, which could present an obstacle for a visit. Visiting these two attractions is possible only with assistance, as the way leads up over a rising terrain.