Top things to do in Konstanz

Top Choice Cathedral in Konstanz

Münster

Crowned by a filigreed spire and looking proudly back on 1000 years of history, the sandstone Münster was the church of the Diocese of Konstanz until 1821. Its interior is an architectural potpourri of Romanesque, G…
Top Choice Cafe in Konstanz

Voglhaus

Locals flock to the ‘bird house’ for its chilled vibe and contemporary wood-and-stone interior, warmed by an open fire in winter. Wood-oven bread with spreads, wholegrain bagels, wraps and cupcakes pair nicely with …
Gastronomy in Konstanz

San Martino Gourmet

A class act with space for just 16 lucky diners, this Michelin-starred restaurant rests against the old city walls. Jochen Fecht’s season-inspired food allows each ingredient to shine in dishes such as wood sorrel w…
International in Konstanz

Ess Bar

The packed tables speak volumes at this minimalist-chic, monochrome-toned bistro, with banquette seating and a pavement terrace for summer-day dining. The menu packs flavour punches in tapas-style dishes including A…
Vegetarian in Konstanz

Sol

Over the Rhine just north of the Altstadt, this cool and wholesome cafe has a chilled vibe, with exposed stone walls and an open deli kitchen. The menu plays up regional and organic ingredients in bites including qu…
German in Konstanz

Tamara's Weinstube

With stone walls, low wood beams, soft lighting and a traditional Kachelofen (tiled oven), this wine bar is as cosy as they come. It's a terrific spot for an evening of Badisch wines and regional grub such as ox sal…
Island in Konstanz

Reichenau

In AD 724 a missionary named Pirmin founded a Benedictine monastery on Reichenau, a 4.5km-by-1.5km island (Lake Constance’s largest) about 11km west of Konstanz. During its heyday, from 820 to 1050, the so-called Re…
Statue in Konstanz

Imperia

At the end of the pier, giving ferry passengers a come-hither look from her rotating pedestal, stands Imperia. Peter Lenk’s 9m-high sculpture of a buxom prostitute, said to have plied her trade in the days of the Co…
German in Konstanz

Constanzer Wirtshaus

On the banks of the Rhine where it flows into Lake Constance, this delightfully old-school tavern has bags of character, with its vaulted interior and waterfront terrace. Classic German food such as veal goulash, Sc…
Ruins in Konstanz

Römersiedlung

The glass pyramid in front of the Münster shelters the Römersiedlung, the 3rd-century-AD remains of the Roman fort Constantia that gave the city its name. You'll only get a sneak peek from above, so join one of the …