Walkers and cyclists are well catered to by the excellent Lake Constance Trail Bodensee-Rundwanderweg , which encircles the entire lake at varying distances from its shores for about 272 kilometers. There is a certain novelty in the fact that this is the only place in the world where you can wake up in Germany, cycle across to Switzerland for lunch and make it to Austria in time for afternoon tea, strudel and snapshots of the Alps. This issue is still under dispute. Formed by the Rhine Glacier during the last ice age and fed and drained by that same sprightly river today, this whopper of a lake measures 63km long by 14km wide and up to 250m deep. We have seen many monasteries, but the Abbey of St Gall ranks as one of the most impressive. The Zeppelin museum in Friedrichshafen was interesting.
The town festival inaugurated in 1969 against the medieval backdrop of the castle ruins has become a small but distinguished music festival featuring international stars and one of the biggest music events in. Lake Constance now represents, above all, a or of the Würm Glaciation. Carnival on Lake Constance February until March When winter is drawing to a close in the four-country region around Lake Constance, the carnival is a very special highlight. Now, if the abbot wanted to pardon the condemned, he would ring a bell before the offender arrived on the other shore. The lake region is known for its mild temperature complete with moderate gradients.
Unusual species occurring here considering the location of the lake are the Coregonus spec. Thus, we learn that the settled by the lake in the south, the in the area of the and the in the northeast. We began in Konstanz, a university town with a cathedral and colour-washed stone houses. Dornbilner Ach, Bregenzer Ach, Leiblach, Argen, Sehussen, Rotach and Seefelder Ach are other important tributaries. In the more than 100-year-old tradition of a sport and social event, Lake Constance week has, since it was revamped in 2009, established itself as the social meeting point for water. The look of the island changes with the seasons but is consistently mesmerizing, and the air above the island is always thick with the heady aroma of flowers.
Even more than the evil-looking pikes and armour in the museum, we were impressed by the views. The zebra mussel causes problems because, among other things, it blocks water extraction pipes. Discover more great places to visit with our list of the top attractions around Lake Constance. The Lake Constance trout was almost extinct in the 1980s as a result of pollution, but thanks to protective measures it has witnessed a significant return. Those traveling with kids will want to check out Mainau Kinderland, an island-based kids play area with a petting zoo and a fun wet play area called Water World Wasserwelt. Today the name Swabian Sea Schwäbisches Meer is only used jocularly as a hyperbolic term for Lake Constance.
The lake has 11 islands, some of which you can visit by boat. For all divers, it should be noted that the water in Lake Constance - even in summer - is already below 10 °C 50 °F from a depth of ten metres thirty-two point eight feet which requires suitable that do not freeze at such temperatures. In Constance, too, a treaty was drawn up between the Hohenstaufen emperor and the. Standing 30ft tall, La Belle Impéria holds aloft two tiny naked figures representing royal and religious power. Hiking, biking, inline skating, canoeing, boat tours , Naturerbe-Verlag Resch, Überlingen, 1999,.
Lake Constance is also very important as a staging post during the. This changed only in the middle and late when shore settlements were established, the so-called and , which have now been uncovered mainly on Lake Überlingen, the and on the Obersee. It can happen that, due to the differently regulated responsibilities and assessments, a gale warning is issued on the Swiss side of the Obersee, but not on the German or Austrian shores, and vice versa. Retrieved 2018-03-01 — via www. The foehn is a strong, warm wind, which arrives to the lake from the Alps. Explore Konstanz town and harbor The 11th-century Konstanz Minster dominating the skyline of is an incredible sight, with an equally impressive interior. After exploring these two lovely castles, be sure to spend time visiting some of the historic castle-inspired attractions in the old town of Meersburg itself.
For the first time, we have written reports on Lake Constance that have survived. Make sure the rental agency knows which countries you are going to. The reserve boasts a wide variety of plants and animals, including more than 600 fern and flowering plants, as well as in excess of 290 bird species drawn to its rich reed beds. Take Mainau, our first stop. Retrieved 2018-02-28 — via map. But how about a toll Vignette? Wabern, Switzerland: Federal Office of Topography —.
On the German side, the Bodensee is bordered almost entirely by the state of Baden-Württemberg a small portion of the eastern tip, from Lindau to Nonnenhorn, belongs to Bavaria. The Rhine delta, the area of the Argen River and the Eriskircher Ried on the Obersee, the Aach Ried Reserve, the Seefelder Aach mouth and the Sipplinger Triangle on the Uberlinger See, and the Wollmatinger Ried on the Untersee are some of the largest reservations around Lake Constance. The importance of Lake Constance as an important area for resting and overwintering is underlined by the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology's Radolfzell Bird Observatory Vogelwarte Radolfzell , which is the centre for the German states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Rhineland-Palatinate and the Saarland as well as for Austria, and which researches bird migration. And if you're hungry after all that excitement, there's also a restaurant on-site offering great views over the airfield. The common blackbird, the Chaffinch, the house sparrow, the Great Tit and the Eurasian black cap are some of the most frequently-seen species. Location of Untersee in Lake Constance The Lower Lake Constance measures 63 km² and is situated about 30 cm lower than the.
To the west lies the estuary of the. This modern-day take on the famous Zeppelin airships of the 1930s demonstrates how relevant the technology remains, and how, thanks to modern technologies, it is now entirely safe. You can join a hiking tour, which can last anywhere from a day to a week or longer. According to legend, the name Gnade English: Mercy or Grace of the lake comes from the time when the was located on the Island of Reichenau. Includes bicycles, luggage transfer, accommodation, breakfast, some boat trips, cable car and train rides. Important are especially cities like , , , , and as they are the big hubs for boating tourism. The lies between the German and Swiss shores east of.