The Lake of Constance area is a great place if you are looking for multiple activities during your vacation. The Lake of Constance is located between Germany, Switzerland, and Austria and gives you the possibility to visit 3 countries in 1 day with a bicycle. Besides cycling, you can also go to the Alps hiking or skiing or enjoy a great view from the Württembergischen Allgäu towards the Alps. From here you are able to see the Alps from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France.
From the Eichenberg, in Austria, I had an awesome view towards the Lake of Constance. You can park your car and ascent the Pfänder – a mountain in Vorarlberg/Austria.
I also visited Meersburg during Fronleichnam (corpus christi) and the streets were nicely decorated with flowers. Meersburg is the oldest inhabited castle in Germany. The castle was built in 630 by the Merovingian king Dagobert I. Anette Droste von Hulshoff – a German poet – lived here. There are also wine hills in Meersburg which are stretching down towards the Lake of Constance.
In Meersburg, I also saw a Zeppelin cruising in the sky. Zeppelins were in the past and are nowadays built in Friedrichshafen – the city where the Zeppelin has been invented. With the ferry you can also hop over to Konstanz, which is also a student town and from there it’s just a short drive to the Swiss border.
Next, I also visited Bodnegg in Germany from where you can also enjoy a great view towards the Austrian and Swiss Alps from the top of the hill where the church stands on. From Bodnegg you can also visit the Waldburg which also inhabits a museum and is owned by the Welfen who had a big impact in this area in the past.
Then you can also visit Ravensburg, which is also called the city of towers. Ravensburg is also famous for its games and puzzles which are designed there. One of the most famous towers is the Mehlsack. The tower got the name from its shape.
Another nice city to visit is Lindau and Mainau, which is are both islands in the Lake of Constance. Bregenz on the Austrian site is also famous for its yearly theater where the stage is built in the Bodensee – the Bregenzer Festspiele.
And finally, I visited Unteruhldingen to visit the Pfahlbaum Museum and the Affenberg in Salem – an area full of monkeys!