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Top Choice Museum in Friedrichshafen

Zeppelin Museum

Near the eastern end of Friedrichshafen’s lake-front 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 3…
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…
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 …
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…
German in Friedrichshafen

s'Wirtshaus am See

Right on the lake front, this restaurant goes in for the new-wave rustic look, with a sleek blonde-wood interior, contemporary fireplace and funky stag antler lights. The Swabian menu includes dishes such as Allgäue…
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…
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…