Things to see and do - Konstanz
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Konstanz Travel guide
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The city, a German enclave on the Swiss bank of Lake Constance, lies in beautiful surroundings. It was long thought to have been founded by the Roman emperor Constantius Chlorus (292-306). From 1414 to 1418, a council met there in an attempt to re-establish Church unity, jeopardized by the claims of three ecclesiastical dignitaries elected as Pope. Only Benedict XIII, who took refuge in Spain, remained adamant. In 1417, the election of Martin V put a temporary end to the schism.
Tourist attractions Konstanz : Things to see and do
D - 78465 Mainau
This vast park created for the Grand Dukes of Baden blends romantic woods and the variety and bright colour of flowered terraces. The presence of hibiscus, orange trees and daturas shows the mildness of the climate. Don't miss the large butterfly gre..
Münsterplatz D - 78462 Konstanz
The church was built at various periods between the 11C and 17C, which accounts for the lack of unity in its appearance.The panels of the main doors in the façade are decorated with bas-reliefs of scenes from the life of Christ. Note St Maurice's Cha..
Seestraße D - 78464 Konstanz
With the port, shady gardens, casino, quays and ancient defence towers, the shores of Lake Constance make a pleasant place for a stroll. At the end of the jetty stands an 18m-high statue of Imperia, the work of the contemporary sculptor Peter Lenk. T..
Bahnhofplatz 4 D - 78464 Konstanz
This historic guest house in the old quarter of Konstanz offers a direct view of Lake Constance, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, and varied breakfasts every day. A fitness centre and spa are located just 150 metres away. The Gästehaus Centro is in an Art N..
St. Stephansplatz 15 D - 78462 Konstanz
This 19th-century hotel in the historic centre of Konstanz offers free breakfast and excellent transport links. It is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Constance and the main train station. Graf Zeppelin provides large, bright rooms with a minibar. Wi..
Sigismundstrasse 19 D - 78462 Konstanz
The Viva Sky in Konstanz offers free Wi-Fi, a daily breakfast buffet and well-equipped rooms with an international theme. The Swiss border and Lake Constance are just 500 metres away. Every room at the Viva Sky includes a modern bathroom and a flat-..
Seestr. 25 D - 78464 Konstanz
This picture-perfect villa could hardly have a more beautiful location. Successfully combining elements of classic-style and modern design, the villa provides an ideal setting to enjoy Dirk Hoberg's creative, elaborate cuisine. Friendly service and e..
Auf der Insel 1 D - 78462 Konstanz
Bruderturmgasse 3 D - 78462 Konstanz
Chef Jochen Fecht and his partner Thomas Haist have opened their new business - a small and elegant, minimalist-style restaurant. The excellent, modern yet classic fare comes in the form of set menus served in this period building with lovely exposed..
William-Graf-Platz 2 D - 78464 Staad
The interior here - Swiss pine panelling, tiled oven, lovely old leaded glass windows and beautifully laid tables - creates a cosy yet elegant restaurant setting. Owner Henning Heise works alongside talented chef Stefan Pree whose set menu offers cla..
Bruderturmgasse 3 D - 78462 Konstanz
This is the hotel's simpler dining option but the food is good for all that. It ranges from bouillabaisse à la Bertold Siber and Jochen Fecht to Wiener schnitzel with potato and cucumber salad.
Hüetlinstr. 8a D - 78462 Konstanz
The city centre restaurant has a modern elegant ambience offering contemporary cuisine with a creative touch and friendly service.