I cannot write up the hotel at all since we didn't stay there (wish we had though). We did eat at the restaurant, however, and were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the meal. It is an older Gasthaus right in the center of town, surrounded by other restaurants of various types. Nothing to really draw one to the Schwanen then, but if you crave an authentic Badisch meal then I urge you to try this place. Schnitzel, Maultaschen, Kaesespaetzle (which is what we ordered), you name it, you'll find it here and I'm willing to wager you'll go away very pleased. The most difficult thing is of course to choose what dish you'd like. The staff are friendly and old-school Bedienungin, If you can mutter a few words of German you'll be fine and since Friedrichshafen is a touristy city, you will not feel out of place.