Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Friedrichshafen

Zeppelin Museum

Near the eastern end of Friedrichshafen’s lakefront promenade is the Zeppelin Museum, housed in the Bauhaus-style former Hafenbahnhof (harbour station), built in 1932. The centrepiece is a full-scale mock-up of a 33…
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 Archaeological Site in Lake Constance

Pfahlbauten

Awarded Unesco World Heritage status in 2011, the Pfahlbauten represent one of 11 prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps. Based on the findings of local excavations, the carefully reconstructed dwellings catapul…
Gardens in Lake Constance

Mainau

Jutting out over the lake and bursting with flowers, the lusciously green islet of Mainau is a 45-hectare Mediterranean garden dreamed up by the Bernadotte family, relatives of the royal house of Sweden.Around two m…
Museum in Lindau

Stadtmuseum

Lions and voluptuous dames dance across the trompe l’oeil facade of the flamboyantly baroque Haus zum Cavazzen, which contains this museum, showcasing a fine collection of furniture, weapons and paintings. The museu…
Area in Lindau

Seepromenade

In summer the harbourside promenade has a happy-go-lucky air, with its palms, bobbing boats and folk sunning themselves in pavement cafes.Out at the harbour gates, looking across to the Alps, is Lindau’s signature 3…
Palace in Lake Constance

Schloss Salem

Founded as a Cistercian monastery in 1134, the immense estate known as Schloss Salem was once the largest and richest of its kind in southern Germany. The Grand Duchy of Baden sold out to the state recently, but you…
Castle in Meersburg

Burg Meersburg

Looking across Lake Constance from its lofty perch, Burg Meersburg is an archetypal medieval stronghold, complete with keep, drawbridge, knights’ hall and dungeons. Founded by Merovingian king Dagobert I in the 7th …
Basilica in Lake Constance

Basilika Birnau

This exuberant, powder-pink Cistercian abbey church is one of Lake Constance's architectural highlights and a popular pilgrimage destination. It was built by the rococo master Peter Thumb of Vorarlberg in 1746. The …
Museum in Ravensburg

Museum Humpis-Quartier

Seven exceptional late-medieval houses set around a glass-covered courtyard shelter a permanent collection focusing on Ravensburg’s past as a trade centre, based on the lives of four historic characters. Free audiog…