Lake Constance, Germany, Constance
In a central location, right in the heart of Constance ‘old town’ on the historic ‘Obermarkt’ square, the Barbarossa is a family-run hotel providing a comfortable base from which to explore this beautiful region. Full of character, the hotel combines a modern-style with many original features. The harbour and train station are only 5 minutes’ walk away.
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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.
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.
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 £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 £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 £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 £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 £15 (garden entrance only)
Wonderful floral displays, Italian rose garden, butterfly house, palm house with tropical flora as well as church, palace and several cafés. From Constance (approx. ¾ hr by boat)
Many more excursions available through your Representative
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Hotel facilities include modern restaurant and dining room ‘Weinstube’, comfortable lounge, rooftop sun terrace with views over the old town and towards the famous ‘Münster’, large terrace on ‘Obermarkt’ square where drinks are served and free Wi-Fi.
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