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Lutherkirche, Konstanz, Germany Konstanz is an ancient city located on the bank of the Rhine River. Over a thousand years ago the Romans founded here a camp that was named after Constantius Chlorus – the great Roman emperor. Today Konstanz is famous as a large tourist center rich in entertainments and signature places.
1. The main type of public transport in Constanta is buses, by which one can reach any part of the city. Other cities located on the shores of Lake Constance can be reached by ferry. 2. A … Open
The most famous and interesting sight of the city is Uhldingen-Mühlhofen. This is a chain of wooden villages. Some of them have been built on piles, so the age of some villages reaches 2-3 thousands of years. Besides that there are many architectural sights on the territory of the city. All tourists are commended to make an excursion to an ancient Muenster Cathedral. Today only a crypt and a basilica remain of that church built in 9-10th centuries. Starting from 1435 the cathedral has been rebuilt and changed. During this renovation several towers and chapels were added to the building. Konzilgebaeude Cathedral is another interesting religious sight of the city. In the 19th century its facades were decorated with amazing carvings illustrating the most important events in the history of the city. Starting from 1970 the Cathedral becomes the place of conducting important events and congresses. St. Stephan Church is no less beautifull. It was built in the 15th century. The facades of the church are decorated with elegant frescos.
You should also visit the building of the Town Hall that is surrounded by a large garden. The most widely visited museums of Konstanz are Archeological Museum and Museum of National Arts. The first one will tell you about the amazing findings that have been discovered by archeologists on the territory of this city. The second museum will provide you with information about the lifestyle of the people of Konstanz. Wilde nature lovers will not lose the opportunity to attend the excursion to Boden Lake that is located near the town. The lake is located not far away from the city. That region is also famous by Rhine Waterfalls. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In Konstanz, there is no difficulty in finding fascinating entertainment for tourists with children. A great place for a family holiday is the Bodensee-Therme Konstanz - a modern indoor … Open
One of the most picturesque places in Constanta is the port area. Here, during a walk guests can admire the wonderful panoramic view of the lake, and many tourists specially come here to feed the swans. In the port area, there are many popular restaurants and cafes that will be an ideal place for an evening getaway. Also here, is one of the most beautiful sculptures in the city called Empire.
Walking through the historic district, you can see the Konzilgebäeude Konstanz city council building, which is one of the oldest buildings in Constanta. The first official mention of this building dates back to 1388, when it was used as a barn. At the beginning of the 15th century, the building was used for large public events. For a long time, the spectacular building was in desolation. Presently, the building is used for concerts, exhibitions and other cultural events.
Fans of German cuisine would enjoy the rest in Konstanz as in local restaurants chefs prepare all the most popular national dishes. Foreign tourists like pubs very much, because there, in … Open
The popular tourist attraction is the University of Constanta, which was founded in 1966. It is known to the whole world because it participates in the program of advanced research. It attracts tourists with his magnificent garden, on the territory of which there is a path leading to the lake. The garden is incredibly beautiful, there are many equipped walking and cycling paths on its territory, and in summer you can admire the beautiful fruit trees.
In Constanta, medieval fortifications were partially preserved. Guests of the city will be interested in visiting the Bismarck Tower. Its top is equipped with an excellent viewing platform, which opens a chic view not only to Lake Constance, but also to neighboring Switzerland. An old cemetery is near the tower which is also considered a valuable architectural complex.
Konstanz hosts lots of national festivals which would be quite interesting to visit. The Seenachtfest traditionally runs early in August. It has been held for more than sixty years, but … Open
Equally interesting is the tower Rheintorturm, built in the early 13th century to protect a wooden bridge over the Rhine. This tower is located at the very entrance to the Old Town so it is not deprived of the attention of tourists.
Among the most visited tourist sites, it is necessary to highlight the thermal complex Bodensee-Therme Konstanz. It was opened on the shore of Lake Constance recently. To its guests, it offers luxurious swimming pools with thermal water, among which there is a children's pool. The thermal complex is perfect for a family holiday.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Konstanz
♥   Castle 'Gottlieben Castle' , 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Meersburg' , 7.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Neues Schloss Meersburg' , 7.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Arenenberg Castle' , 9.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Krauchenwies' , 39.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Konstanz
♥   National Park 'Schwarzwald' , 68.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 157 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Neue Leuchtturm Lighthouse

From the series “Top 15 Most Fascinating Lighthouses”
The walls are decorated with outstanding handmade drawings. They tell the visitors a story of seafaring development on the Boden See. Earlier, in the 12th century, there was another lighthouse, which was quite small. In the middle of the 19th century it was decided to destroy the old lighthouse and to build the new one – Neue Leuchtturm. It has been working since 1856. Time passed, technologies had been developed and fire lightning was placed by electrician lightning. In 1936 that happened with the lighthouse and in the 1990s its systems were all automatized. Last time the lighthouse isn’t used regularly, it works only in the worst weather conditions. … Read further
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