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Monkey Mountain Salem
A circular trail takes you right through the home territory of over 200 Barbary apes. They live completely free in a 20 hectare forest area – almost like in the wild. The monkeys can be fed with free popcorn. A great experience for young and old.
Trained staff are happy to provide information and make small feedings with explanations for the spectators several times a day. Further highlights are the stork colony, fallow deer and the numerous water birds and carps along the picturesque pond.
Arenenberg Castle is situated at one of the most beautiful vantage points in the Lake Constance region. In 1816 the stepdaughter of Napoleon I, Hortense de Beauharnais, chose it as her exile residence. She expanded the complex and furnished the magnificent salons in a stylish manner. Visitors stroll through the castle and learn how Hortense lived with her son Louis. He later became the last emperor of France as Napoleon III.
Today the Arenenberg is a cultural, seminar and educational centre in the midst of a diverse and tangible garden culture.
The Bodensee-Airport is the southernmost commercial airport in Germany and is located not far from Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein in Baden-Württemberg. With around 560,000 passengers per year, the Bodensee-Airport contributes significantly to the strength of the business location. The Bodensee-Airport offers a wide range of direct flight connections of established airlines as well as numerous transfer connections. Direct connections from Bodensee-Airport to the worldwide route network are provided by Lufthansa (several times a day) via the Star Alliance hub in Frankfurt and Turkish Airlines (daily) via its hub in Istanbul with more than 280 accessible destinations. VLM provides daily non-stop service to the domestic German destinations of Berlin, Düsseldorf and Hamburg.
The mild climate of the Lake Constance region has always played into the hands of gardeners. In the midst of the landscape shaped by the blue lake and green shores, over the centuries promising parks and lovingly tended gardens have been created. The network “Bodenseegärten – Eine Reise durch die Zeit” (Lake Constance Gardens – A Journey through Time) invites you to discover the most beautiful gardens around the lake and at the same time learn exciting facts about the history of horticulture in the region. The green network is constantly growing: since 2017, five new gardens have been added: Seeburgpark in Kreuzlingen, the Bibelgarten in Meersburg, the Stiegeler Park garden monument in Constance, the Stadtgarten Singen and the Parkhotel St.Leonhard in Überlingen.
THE LAKE FROM ITS MOST BEAUTIFUL SIDE
The island of Mainau, Sea Life and many other attractions are easily accessible by boat. In our inexpensive combination tickets, the boat trip and the sights are already included in the price. The best way to enjoy Lake Constance and its alpine panorama is on board a ship – on one of the numerous round trips and scheduled tours of the BSB. Let your soul dangle and relax with fresh sea air.
The Linzgau Cooks
Überlingen is home to an astonishing number of top gastronomic establishments and an active guild of top chefs: The Linzgau Chefs. Whether it’s freshly caught Lake Constance fish, local game, crisp salads with herbs and delicious vegetables – the typical ingredients of first-class Lake Constance cuisine are of the best quality and regional character. Enjoy the numerous regional delicacies with a good glass of Lake Constance wine and let the Linzgau chefs spoil you in the cosy restaurants and country inns.
The dream of flying becomes reality – on a journey through 100 years of aerospace history! Huge flying boats, nostalgic passenger planes and exciting space travel exhibits make a visit to the Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance a unique experience for the whole family.
At the centre of the dual study programme Business Administration – Hotel and Catering Management with the degree of Bachelor of Arts is professional hotel and catering management in all its facets – from top hotels and restaurants, club hotels, system gastronomy, management consultancies to independent business management. The aim is to train experts and managers who are competent in practical and business management and who are specialised in the requirements of the industry. What is special about the dual study model: the prospective students apply to a company of their choice – the Dual Partner. Once they have concluded a study and training contract with the company, the students are enrolled at the DHBW Ravensburg. Six-month theoretical phases at the university alternate with equally long practical phases at the Dual Partner.
The Deutsche Bodensee Tourismusgesellschaft is the umbrella organisation responsible for the marketing and promotion of tourism on the German side of the lake and is the contact and representative of 38 communities.
The six large ferries operated by the Constance Public Utility Company commute all year round on the 4.8 km long ferry connection between Constance and Meersburg. They allow you to cross the lake on foot, by bike or by car around the clock without stress, saving you time and protecting the environment – the 15-minute crossing is like a short holiday: you experience the lake in all its different facets up close. A magnificent backdrop of blue water, the Alps and the island of Mainau passes by, and during the day the ferries run at a close pace. On board you can enjoy the view with a cup of coffee or a snack from the on-board bistro. At night there is the possibility of a crossing under the starry sky every hour. Whether you are on your way to work or a stroll through town – the ferry is always a good way to travel. The ferries have been transporting over four million passengers and around 1.5 million cars every year since 1928, plus bicycles, buses and trucks. Translating by ferry saves over 80 million vehicle kilometres per year.
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And who takes care of your guest on the phone? A number of guests are standing in front of your reception and want to pay. The telephone rings – the guest on site has priority, but who answers your calls at check-in or check-out times? Who notes down room requests or makes a final booking, forwards telephone calls or gives information to your guests? And who informs you immediately afterwards about all relevant contact data so that you can call back well prepared in case of a problem?
We will provide you with an availability service that suits your hotel. We relieve you and your employees from overflow during peak times, during periods of illness, during vacation periods or after the reception desk closes, as well as during company holidays, if desired 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
hogast is one of the leading purchasing companies for hotels and restaurants in Germany. As a subsidiary of the Austrian hogast, it offers its members purchasing goods at the best price, modern purchasing tools and a comprehensive package of industry-specific services with financial, time and information advantages.
inatura is a unique museum concept that introduces visitors interactively to exciting topics and makes research, science and technology “understandable”. In many experiments, with objects, films and pictures, visitors learn about specific topics in a playful way.
Internationale Bodensee Tourismus GmbH
Lake Constance is a European holiday classic. On 365 days it lures you to its shores and to the four countries that surround it.
Music to relax and enjoy. Klassik Radio is Germany’s most popular private radio station with a soothing mix of the most beautiful classical hits, film music and the gentle downbeats of the Klassik Lounge. With Klassik Radio live in Concert, listeners can now also experience your station on stage – with the 80-piece Klassik Radio Pops Orchestra under the direction of Nic Raine. The Klassik Radio App offers 28 channels ranging from piano to jazz and lounge beats to suit every musical taste.
Labhard Medien GmbH is specialized in media for tourism, economy and regional marketing. Whether the Lake Constance Magazine, the Lake Constance Magazine Switzerland or one of the historical premium magazines on topics around the lake. Here, guests and locals can find valuable tips and interesting lake stories.
The Meersburg Spa is located directly on Lake Constance. Here you can enjoy a unique panoramic view of the lake’s glistening waters and the snow-covered peaks of the Swiss Alps. Our precious thermal water from primary rock depths bubbles in the thermal pool. In seven different sweat and steam baths you can relax to your heart’s content and realise your personal idea of relaxation. The spacious outdoor area features three pile-dwelling saunas based on historical models, embedded in an idyllic sauna garden. An extensive wellness offer perfectly rounds off the break from everyday life.
In the museum, founded in 1922, with 23 reconstructed houses, the history of the early farmers, traders and fishermen in the foothills of the Alps comes to life again in a unique experience. In the multimedia show “ARCHAEORAMA” on the new World Heritage Site “Lake Dwellings around the Alps” you can see what the World Heritage Site looks like under water.
The Pfänderbahn transports its guests up the 1064-metre-high Pfänder in just six minutes. From there, there is a view over the entire Lake Constance and up to 240 often snow-covered Alpine peaks that is unique in the region. Whether you go hiking, explore the Alpine Game Park, use the playground with children or simply enjoy the view from the restaurant’s terrace – your day on the Pfänder will be an unforgettable experience.
In the Ravensburger Spieleland on Lake Constance, the whole family experiences unforgettable moments together: In the midst of the most beautiful nature, it means experiencing and discovering action-packed adventures and learning new things through play. Over 70 attractions in eight themed worlds are waiting to be discovered. Meet the mouse from the “Sendung mit der Maus” live and even for breakfast? From 1 July, families in the new Ravensburger Spieleland holiday village will be staying overnight with Maus, Käpt’n Blaubär and Co. in themed holiday homes. Or they can choose the comfortable research tents and modern family caravans – one thing is certain: a visit to the amusement park will quickly turn into an exciting short holiday.
Come on up. You can look down!
Almost weightlessly you glide with the cable car up to the Säntis summit. During the 10-minute ride, Schwägalp lies at your feet at an airy height. The most modern infrastructure provides the highest level of ride comfort both inside and outside the cabin.
Salem Monastery and Castle is one of the most important cultural monuments in Baden-Württemberg and is one of the top ten tourist destinations on international Lake Constance. Since 2009 it has been part of the State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Württemberg. Today Salem Monastery and Castle offers an extensive visitor programme to bring history, art and wine culture to its guests in the former Cistercian monastery in a lively way. Museums and exhibitions as well as events such as wine tours, theme days, classical concerts and large open-air concerts complete the cultural offer.
SWISS LAKE CONSTANCE SHIPPING
The SBS offers scheduled boat trips from March to October along the Swiss shore and across the lake to countless destinations. In addition, the year-round ferry connection Romanshorn – Friedrichshafen runs hourly. The magnificent Alpstein panorama, the nature reserve of the “Old Rhine” and much more invite you to relax!
Overlooking the beautiful Lake Constance, the SEA LIFE Konstanz welcomes you with a fantastic location directly at the harbour of Konstanz, only a few minutes walk from the city centre, the lago and the railway station. Over 3500 animals in more than 35 tanks and the special highlight are the ten lively gentoo penguins in Antarctica. Octopods can currently be admired in the special exhibition.
To the west of the Seepark Pfullendorf lies “Germany’s craziest football golf course”. On about 30,0000 square meters everything is offered that is needed for a successful soccer afternoon. 18 holes with tricky obstacles, intertwined with interesting facts about football. The winner is not necessarily the one who has the sharpest shot – rather a feeling for the ball is required.
Shopping Experience seemaxx
Shopping where others go on holiday. Or going on holiday where others shop? Both are possible at the seemaxx Outlet Center Radolfzell.
Over the past 10 years, seemaxx has developed into a real shopping magnet: with a comprehensive range of now over 40 well-known top fashion brands at interesting outlet prices. This shopping pleasure has even been considerably expanded recently. With the major center expansion in 2016, the total area of the seemaxx was significantly increased to around 20,000 square metres. Tommy Hilfiger is represented as well as Nike, Peak Performance, s.Oliver, Marc O`Polo, Wellensteyn, Gant and Jack Wolfskin, to name but a few. In short: seemaxx offers the complete package for women’s, men’s and children’s fashion, sports and jeans fashion, right through to shoes, lingerie, accessories and home textiles.
Enter, marvel, enjoy. Take a seat in one of the most extraordinary event locations in the Lake Constance area, the exclusive event and charter ship MS Sonnenkönigin. The most beautiful setting for your event, the most magnificent backdrop in the heart of three countries. Prepare unforgettable evenings and discover the charm of the Queen, which nobody can escape.
Over 60 kilometres of shoreline characterise the Thurgau landscape and form a breathtaking backdrop. From the impressive expanse of the Upper Lake to the idyllic Lower Lake and the Rhine, a welcome change from everyday life awaits you.
The gently rolling landscape of the Thurgau begins directly behind the unique lake scenery. A small green paradise ideal for family fun, outdoor activities, culinary delights and cultural experiences.
Association of the tourism industry Bodensee e.V.
The VTWB represents the interests of its members vis-à-vis third parties in order to secure an efficient and competitive tourism location in the international Lake Constance region.
To this end, it promotes professional cooperation and the efficient exchange of experience between its members for opinion-forming and project development. The VTWB maintains a dialogue with politicians and promotes networking with other organizations, associations and federations (of the economy) in order to contribute its expert knowledge on issues of the tourism industry.
FOUR-COUNTRY REGION LAKE CONSTANCE
High quality of life, the attractive surroundings, the high economic potential as well as the mix of a flourishing economic, tourist and residential region!
The potential and resources of four highly developed countries – Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein – come together here to form one of the most dynamic economic regions in Europe. Learn more about the Lake Constance region!
Vorarlberg Lines Bodenseeschifffahrt
The Vorarlberg Lines Bodenseeschifffahrt is an Austrian shipping company on Lake Constance, with its home port in Bregenz, which as a member of the “Vereinigte Schifffahrtsunternehmen für den Bodensee und den Rhein” (United Shipping Companies for Lake Constance and the Rhine) supports the course traffic on the German shore of Lake Constance. In addition, Vorarlberg Lines Bodenseeschifffahrt with its business division – Cruises and Charter – as an independent and private company offers added value for the entire region and provides an attractive range of excursions for a large number of guests every year.
WINE REGION LAKE CONSTANCE
The most beautiful sites above Lake Constance traditionally belong to the grapes. Müller-Thurgau and Blauburgunder – the leading grape varieties – enjoy sun and lake views from the Rhine Valley to the Rhine Falls. For centuries, viticulture has shaped the landscape here and the people with their customs. In the cross-border wine region of Lake Constance, ten partners from tourism and viticulture are pulling in the same direction. In addition to Germany and Switzerland, the Vorarlberg winegrowers are also part of the alliance. The winegrowers at Lake Constance are a destination for culture and pleasure travellers, and active holidaymakers also enjoy the paths along the vineyards.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BODENSEEKREIS
You don’t have to know everything. Just how to access it. The BEDA sees itself as a contact for all economic issues and will be happy to open up the network for your economic success in the Lake Constance region.
The Zeppelin Museum, with over 4,000 square meters, is the world’s largest museum on the history of airship travel. With numerous original exhibits and its famous walk-in partial reconstruction of the cabins and saloons of the Hindenburg and the historical sound, film and image recordings, the permanent exhibition tells the history of aviation in a lively and multimedia way and thus fascinates more than 250,000 international visitors every year. The listed Bauhaus architecture of the Zeppelin Museum houses over 1,500 exhibits. In addition, the walk-in passenger compartments of the Hindenburg (LZ 129) can be experienced in a faithful replica. The Zeppelin Museum’s permanent exhibition was continuously redesigned and thematically expanded from 2009 to 2014 while the museum was in operation. In 2016 the Museum of Technology and Art, which opened in 1996, will celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Image © Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen, Photo: Michael Fischer
SÜDKURIER GMBH MEDIA HOUSE
For more than 25 years we have been one of the leading leading media on the international Lake Constance for tourism. You can find us from the Hochrhein to Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria and everywhere where it is about /experience/, /experience/ and /relaxation/. Today, the tourism media stand for active participation in the digital change, product innovations and innovations in destination marketing, distribution and digitalization.
Discover excursion destinations and book accommodation or simply: recreation starts here!
We are your first point of contact when it comes to planning your leisure activities around Lake Constance. As children of the lake and company of Labhard Medien GmbH, we are happy to pass on our insider tips to you: destinations for excursions, experiences, events and much more! A trip with us is really worthwhile, because we have been on the road for 30 years and have a network of strong partners on board.
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