Hotel Barbarossa

  • Lake Constance, Germany, Constance

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Located in the heart of Constance old town on the historic Obermarkt square, Hotel Barbarossa is family-run and provides a comfortable base from which to explore this beautiful region. Full of character, the hotel combines a modern-style with many original and historic features. The harbour and train station are only 5 minutes’ walk away. Visit the hotels authentic ‘Weinstube’ restaurant.

After dinner we recommend a lovely stroll along the promenade and gardens on the lake front. Our individually styled Superior bedrooms at the Hotel Barbarossa are beautifully and elegantly furnished.

Added value

Bottle of mineral water and Swiss chocolate in room on arrival

Free use of local buses with guest card.

Free use of local buses- with resort card

Free Constance guide magazine for all guests - worth £5

Early Booking Offers at selected hotels. Discount included in the prices shown

Inghams Rep based in resort

  • No. of rooms: 50
  • Official rating: 3


  • 'Superior' twin rooms are individually-styled and have bath or shower, TV, telephone, radio and hairdryer. These can be used for sole occupancy for a supplement

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Constance is the largest town on the lake and is perfectly situated to explore this beautiful region, just where the river Rhine meets the lake. The town has a fascinating history and a beautiful frescoed traffic-free old town with cobbled streets, brimming with shops, cafés and wine cellars. Visit the historic gothic-style Münster cathedral, the historic 'Konzilgebäude', or take and evening stroll along the lakeside and harbour, watched over by the famous 'Imperia' statue. The Lake Festival is due to take place here on 10th August with a spectacular firework display.

Things to do in resort

Things to do in Constance

  • Occasional classical concerts at the Konzilgebäude
  • Wine-tasting at Meersburg vineyards
  • 'Bodensee Therme’ spa near Constance with outdoor and indoor pools, thermal baths and lake swimming
  • Wine festivals throughout summer in Constance, Meersburg and Reichenau
  • Casino, cinema and ‘Sea-Life Konstanz’ aquarium
  • Great boutique shopping and gift shops, and selection of bustling cafés, bar and ice cream parlours in the old town
  • UNESCO world heritage site of St. Gallen convent nearby (approx. 1hr by train)
  • Nearby ‘Flower island of Mainau’ with a rose garden, palace and butterfly house
  • Sight-seeing
  • Cinema
  • Cycling
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Tennis
  • Walking

Lake steamers regularly tour the waters, stopping at a seemingly endless selection of romantic towns and historical sights, such as attractive Meersburg, with its old castle and vineyards; the lovely 'Flower Island' of Mainau, with its fabulous gardens; and Lindau, a delightful bustling Bavarian island town. Constance, Germany, the largest town on the lake, has a fascinating history and a beautiful frescoed traffic-free old town with cobbled streets, brimming with shops, cafés, and wine cellars. In the evenings' visitors stroll along the lakeside or enjoy a glass of the local Müller-Thurgau wine.


'Bodensee Card Plus' Great Value Travel pass

Purchase a travel pass and only pay one inclusive price for your trips! The excellent-value 'Bodensee Card Plus' (pre-bookable) to use during your stay.

Costs from £65 (3 days), from £81 (7 days)

This excellent value ‘all-inclusive’ regional pass is recommended for guests staying in Constance

  • Travel on the ‘White Fleet’ passenger boats around the lake including to Constance, Lindau, Bregenz, Meersburg, Mainau, Friedrichshafen, Stein am Rhein, Überlingen and Schaffhausen for the Rhine Falls.  Travel 4 days with 7 days pass or 2 days with 3 days pass
  • Free entrance to 160 attractions in the region including Friedrichshafen Zeppelin museum, Meersburg castles, Salem castle, Unteruhldingen ‘Village on Stilts’ and Sea Life Konstanz
  • Free travel on Pfänder cable-car near Bregenz, and Säntis cable-car in Switzerland
  • Free entrance to many villages, art and culture museum

Subject to change. Travel on a catamaran and car ferry services not included.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 9.1733375
  • Latitude: 47.6611239

For more information on travel and transport visit our Constance page


Book Locally | Prices are shown for guidance only. Don’t miss these recommended trips….

Meersburg Castle from £10 (entrance only)
Visit Germany’s oldest castle in this romantic wine-village (approx. ½ hr by boat from Constance)

Friedrichshafen and Zeppelin airship museum from £7 (museum entrance only)
Visit the birthplace of the Zeppelin airship and the museum dedicated to its history. (1½ hrs by boat from Constance).

‘Village on Stilts’ at Unteruhldingen from £7 (entrance only)
Learn the history of the ancient lake dwellers at this interesting village re-built on stilts (approx. 1hr by boat from Constance)

Pfänder cable-car and park from £10 (return cable-car journey only)
Reach the summit at 1064m of the local mountain near Bregenz, for great panorama and hiking opportunities. Or enjoy the bird of prey falconry
show (full day trip from Constance)

Great Value Entrance and boat travel to the above destinations is included from all resorts with the purchase of a Lake Constance ‘Seebären’ regional pass.

Beautiful Flower island of Mainau from £15 (garden entrance only)
Wonderful floral displays, Italian rose garden, butterfly house, palm house with tropical flora as well as the church, palace and several cafés. From Constance (approx. ¾ hr by boat)

Many more excursions available through your Representative

Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

  • Modern restaurant/dining room ‘Weinstube’
  • Comfortable lounge
  • Rooftop sun terrace with views over the old town and the Münster Spire
  • Large terrace on ‘Obermarkt’ square where drinks are served
  • Small wellness room for massages (pay locally)
  • Wi-Fi in rooms (pay locally)
  • Lift
  • Lounge area
  • WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Garden terrace
  • Good hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • 3 course evening meal taken at hotel (Tuesday - Saturday)
  • 3 course evening meal (Sunday & Monday) to be taken at Restaurant Konzil (Konzil Gaststätten), a 5 minute walk from hotel Barbarossa
  • No of restaurants: 1

Board basis options available

  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 9.1733375
  • Latitude: 47.6611239

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Hotel Barbarossa
Constance, Lake Constance,Half Board
03/06/2020 - 3 nights
2 adults
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