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Town Theatre KonstanzTheatre0km
Konstanz CathedralCathedrals0.1km
Old Rhine BridgeBridges0.3km
Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie KonstanzTheatre0.3km
Chram Panny MarieTemples0.4km
Friedrich IIIMonument0.4km
Petershausen AbbeyAbbeys0.5km
Archäologisches LandesmuseumMuseums0.5km
Knittel FriederMuseums1km
Gottlieben CastleCastles 3km
KW-Peiler KonstanzTowers3km
Konstanz AirportAirports4km
TriboltingenRailway stations5km
Mainau IslandIslands5km
Vorderer BankrainHill5km


Tourist information and destination rating

Category: Cities, Local time: 15:03:56, Official WWW website:

Pros

nice people
nice weather
delicious meals
bustling destination
distinctive atmosphere
inexpensive
tasty beer
romantic

Cons

poor or deceitful service

Suitable for

shopping
history
nightlife
cruises
study
active vacation
carnivals
romantic vacation

Why to go there?

old&new architecture
christmas markets

business travel (industry)

armament


Information and Facts

GPS: 47.664, 9.1774
Population: 81,000
Nearest airport: Friedrichshafen Airport, 34 km
Nearest border: Switzerland, 6.3 km
Last update: Oct 21, 2012 9:00:40 AM

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 Aura: 78Reviews: 12Aug 24, 2011 10:00:48 AM
Konstanz is the largest city by Lake Constance. It is located on the German -Swiss border. It has a population of 80,000 people. Konstanz is ideal for your free time and holiday.

History

The city was colonised by the Celts and Romans. In 590, it was a residence of the Alemanni and a bishopric was founded. Konstanz gained city rights in 1215. Between 1548 and 1805, the city was under the rule of Austria. During the 16th Council of Constance, a famous Czech church reformer Jan Hus was sentenced to death and burned at the stake.

Historical Sights

The centre of Konstanz is historical. There are many Gothic houses. A house called The Council used to be a place of meeting of cardinals’ conclave. The Lake Hotel, rebuilt from a monastery, is located on the Lake Island. A gate called Rheintorturm is situated near a bridge across the river, and close to Rheintorturm you will find a tower called Pulverturm. Among other sights, you can visit the Church of Jesus, Saint Stephen Church or Virgin Mary Church, originally a Romanesque basilica, in which Jan Hus was tried. A theatre or Jan Hus monument are also in Konstanz. A town hall in Renaissance style is situated north of the monument. The Hus Stone indicating the place where he was burnt is situated near the border with Switzerland .

Sports in Konstanz

Because Konstanz is situated by the Lake Constance, swimming and water sports are very popular. There is even a new swimming pool with a sauna in Konstanz.

Cities around

KonstanzMeersburg (8km)Reichenau (9km)Daisendorf (9km)Uhldingen-Mühlhofen (9km)Immenstaad am Bodensee (14km)Gaienhofen (15km)Überlingen (11km)Bermatingen (15km)