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Lake Constance (Bodensee)

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Address: Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 4975 311250

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So beautiful, so relaxing

I have traveled through much of Germany but had never been to the Bodensee. I would suggest this to anyone who wants to take a little time to relax, sit by the lake or go for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2014
Lakewood, Colorado

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

I have traveled through much of Germany but had never been to the Bodensee. I would suggest this to anyone who wants to take a little time to relax, sit by the lake or go for long walks. The surroundings are beautiful with wine vineyards on one side and the lake on the other. We stayed at a family owned... More 

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Sparta, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

We spent several days on and near this lake. What a beautiful lake it is! We used the excellent ferry system to traverse to various sights on the lake. The water is clean and the atmosphere in Constance is great! I love this area!

4 Thank Sue F
Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Beautiful aqua-colored, Rhine-fed lake. Many places to stop and swim or wade to cool off. Vineyards and orchards surround this very large lake. Numerous ferries are available to cut across the lake. Zeppelin airships are often seen and made nearby. Visit the Zeppelin Museum on the lake. Three countries border the lake, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. A Bronze-age and stone-age... More 

8 Thank 93MartinG
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

The area around the Bodensee is picturesque, with vineyards, cherry and fruit orchards surrounding the lake (a moderate micro-climate ideal for growing). Fresh air abounds, water travel is the norm, and numerous historical sites and buildings are scattered throughout the area. Sites of special interest incude: Meersburg, Mainau (The Flower Island), the Monastic Island of Reichenau.

6 Thank Michael G
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Went for a day trip to Überlingen. It was so beautiful to just wander around one of the cutest cities of Germany. So quaint and colourful, it's surrounded by beautiful gardens and by the clear blue water of Lake Constance. It is a perfect day out.

3 Thank Brianna2087
Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Was a cool place to chill out hot summer. Felt good while I was crossing the lake with my car and landed on Germany!

Perth Western Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We have just spent 4 days at Lake Constance staying in our motorhome. We stayed at Markelfingen. It's a great caravan park with free train travel included in camping fees. Friendly people everywhere. Ablution block excellent. Right on the lake , would be excellent for children. . Camper facilities in top 2% of what we've used. Konstanz is great place... More 

3 Thank RosieFelm
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

This is a humongous lake, has so many different spots to take boat rides, we took the Boat Ride to Mainau Island, it's like Kew Gardens on a Island, every beautiful flower you can Imagine, on a tiny Island, it's a photographers dream, so many many many different species of plants, a romantic place for couples, lots of Cafes and... More 

4 Thank pth1972
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is a very big lake surrounded by three countries : Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The first time we visited Lindau, a very beautiful town near the Alps. And this time, we visited the Island of Mainau, an island with beautiful flowers, trees, castle, old chapel, children playground, cafe and restaurant. And, from the island, we took a ferry to... More 

New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Picturesque lake. Sit beside, and enjoy the cool breeze. Wait till the sun sets over, capture the spectacular sight on camera. Chit-chat with young students and soak in their confident attitude. Visit the town and discover bunches of grapes hugging the walls. Visit the airship factory and wonder at aircraft designs of past and future. Rent a cycle and roam... More 

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