Meersburg Travel Guide

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Meersburg Things to Do

  • The Old Castle of Meersburg

    There are two Castles in Meersburg, the old and the new. I decided I would visit the Old Castle first, well known as the landmark of Meersburg as it can practically be seen from everywhere in town, quite handy for not getting lost! This Castle is very old, as it dates back to 7th century to the Merovingian King Dagobert I. Inside is an extensive...

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  • Magic Pillar

    On a previous trip to Germany, I had come across a Peter Lenk Sculpture. I found it interesting and very different, understanding too, why his sculptures are controversial! In 2007, the "Magical Pillar" was unveiled on the occasion of the 36th international gathering fleet of Lake Constance. The 15 metre high column, has sculptures of famous...

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  • Meersburg Promenade

    When I was at the port, I noticed a brightly painted building which was named the Gredhaus. It was in such good condition, that I never would have guessed it was built in 1505, by Bishop Hugh of Hohenlandenberg, whose coat of arms and those of the town of Meersburg are located on the south side. The building was built as a place for storing grain...

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  • Unterstadtstrasse

    I hope your able to make it down the hill so you can walk the historic old town beside Lake Constance. I walked through the Unterstadttor into this pedestrian only street. Lucky it was side season and there weren't that many people, gave me a better chance of looking around and taking some photos! I believe it can be quite crowded in "high"...

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  • Strand Hotel Wilder Mann

    Before heading through the Untertor and into the old town of Meersburg, I first had a look at this Hotel which is located on the edge of Lake Constance. What actually caught my eye, were some interesting old figures peeking out of the hedge, overlooking the garden of Tulips and the roadway. They looked like gargoyles I had seen on Churches, were...

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  • Unterstadttor

    I am beginning my tour of the old medieval town of Meersburg at the bottom of the hill by Lake Constance. It is here, where the Unterstadttor is situated, Meerburg's oldest surviving city gate, thought to have been built around 1250. This tall tower was part of the town fortifications, that in the Middle Ages provided safety for the residents and...

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  • Zum Baren (The Bear Inn)

    It's believed "The bear" is the oldest inn in Meersburg, probably dating to around to 1250. Luckily, a rent book from 1456 was found and saved. In the 1680's and for another 200 years, "the Bear," was made into a Post Office. It was where the Stage-coaches came and dropped off passengers and put their horses in the stables to rest, this is todays...

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  • THE GREDHAUS

    When I was at the port, I noticed a brightly painted building which was named the Gredhaus. It was in such good condition, that I never would have guessed it was built in 1505, by Bishop Hugh of Hohenlandenberg, whose coat of arms and those of the town of Meersburg are located on the south side. The building was built as a place for storing grain...

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  • THE MARKTPLATZ

    The Marktplatz is home to the weekly Friday market, held from 8 - 12 noon. I missed the markets but didn't miss visiting this delightful square that was surrounded with many historic old buildings, many cafes just begging me to come and sit under an umbrella to people watch. This is situated in the "upper" town.It's in the Marktplatz where I found...

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  • THE OLD CASTLE OF MEERSBURG

    There are two Castles in Meersburg, the old and the new. I decided I would visit the Old Castle first, well known as the landmark of Meersburg as it can practically be seen from everywhere in town, quite handy for not getting lost! This Castle is very old, as it dates back to 7th century to the Merovingian King Dagobert I.Inside is an extensive...

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  • THE CASTLE MILL

    High above Lake Constance, is a lovely fachwerk building that is built in quite an unusual shape. It is squeezed into a tiny area beside the old Castle and a rock wall. When I walked around it, I found a big wheel on one-side and a water canal, giving me a clue that this was once a Water Mill. This it was, and it has been here since the 17th...

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  • THE LION

    The Lion, formerly known as "Go Red Lion," is one of the oldest Inns in historic Meersburg.This gorgeous town house has been around since the 15th century. It was painted red, with green shutters and had flowering Wisteria growing on its walls. There were plenty of tables and chairs for enjoying a meal outdoors on a nice sunny day.Check out their...

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  • THE NEW MEERSBURG CASTLE

    I can hear you saying - a new Castle in Meersburg? Well, there is one much newer than the old Castle built in the 600's! What is known as the "New Castle," isn't very new anymore, as it was built between 1712 and 1760 as residence of Constance Prince Bishops. The Prince-Bishops of Constance moved their residence to here, as the Bishopric of...

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  • THE GUIDED TOUR OF OLD MEERSBURG CASTLE

    By taking the tour of the old Castle, you get to see much more than if wandering around on your own, as what I saw was off limits. The treasure chamber and torture chamber are interesting, especially more so when hearing the stories that go with each. Obviously, hunting Deer was done by the Castle occupants as there were many different sized...

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  • WHAT IS INSIDE OLD MEERSBURG CASTLE

    The old Meersburg Castle is also a Museum where I found a few different things to what I had seen in other Castles.If your like me, and like little things of interest, like door knobs, then you will find some here.What else was different, were the light fittings. These were Deer Antlers, nothing new there, but some of them had a cherub attached,...

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Meersburg Hotels

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  • Romantik Residenz Am See Meersburg

    Uferpromenade 11, Friedrichshafen, Baden-Wurttemberg, 88709, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Garni Eden

    Menizhoferweg 4, Meersburg (Bodensee), Baden-Württemberg, 88709, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Restaurant 3 Stuben

    Kirchstrasse 7, Meersburg (Bodensee), Baden-Württemberg, 88709, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Meersburg Restaurants

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    by balhannah Written Mar 14, 2015

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    Where to eat? Always a problem on holidays! We decided we would go for a walk in the old town and see what we could find.

    Located in one of the old fachwerk buildings and on the upper story, we came across El Greco Greek Restaurant. On having a look at the Menu, we found they served a variety of meals, not just Greek. The price was reasonable, so we went inside the lovely old building and ordered our meal. We both had lamb chops with salad and chips as we were really missing our lamb!
    Service was good, so was the meal, only way too big for me!
    We each had four lamb loin chops with salad and chips, even my husband struggled to get through the meal.
    We really loved it here, and would have returned if we weren't leaving the next day.
    Sorry, I forgot to take a photo of the meal!

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Meersburg Transportation

  • Passenger and Vehicle Ferries

    Lake Constance is situated in a such a beautiful area, what better way to see the fantastic scenery than by boat. If you have a full day, you call see a lot of the towns on the edge of Lake Constance. You can choose between ferries and catamaran to go to Meersburg Castle, Mainau, Konstanz, stone age stilt houses in Unteruhldingen, Friedrichshafen,...

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  • PASSENGER & VEHICLE FERRIES

    Lake Constance is situated in a such a beautiful area, what better way to see the fantastic scenery than by boat. If you have a full day, you call see a lot of the towns on the edge of Lake Constance.You can choose between ferries and catamaran to go to Meersburg Castle, Mainau, Konstanz, stone age stilt houses in Unteruhldingen, Friedrichshafen,...

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  • Explore Bodensee by boat

    By far the nicest way to explore Bodensee (Lake Constance) is by ferry. There is an extensive network of ferry routes crisscrossing the lake, which services a limited number of towns on the Swiss side as well as many more towns on the German side.Konstanz is the hub of BSB's network, and other larger towns such as Meersburg and Friedrichshafen have...

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Meersburg Shopping

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    by balhannah Written Mar 7, 2015

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    As I walked through the archway of the Unterstadttor, I notice a gift shop under the archway. What it had in the window, caught my eye! It was different, so I think if your looking for a unique gift to take home, then this may be the shop for you!

    The figures could be some kind of art form, not sure of that!
    You could even buy a Dragon and some other pieces that you find on medieval buildings and have them in your own garden. Weight may be a problem for getting them home!

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Meersburg Local Customs

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    by mauro_pd Written Aug 27, 2003

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    This pizzeria is one of the most funny thing I've ever seen around the world :-)))
    To understand this you should know that Italy is one of the few countries having a strong "black" market for design stuff, fashion & so on ... we're invaded by fakes, ok ?
    So, this logo you see in the pic is exactly a logo used by a famous underwear brand !!!
    And they simply copied for this pizzeria !!!!

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Meersburg Warnings and Dangers

  • MEERSBURG TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

    The Tourist Information centre is always where I visit first when arriving at a new town. The trouble at Meersburg was, I couldn't find it! I thought it would be situated in the old town, but never did find it there.There is a centre in the old town, located at 4 Church street.Opening times are Monday - Friday 9am - 12.00 noon and 2- 4pmEventually...

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  • Guidance on photography in churches:...

    Visiting churches is one of the absolute highlights of a trip to Europe, and provides a fascinating insight into the most powerful influencethat has shaped European cultures of the past couple of millenia.Unlike some other religions - where access to places of worship may be restricted to members of that religious group or a specific gender - the...

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Meersburg Off The Beaten Path

  • VISIT THE OPEN AIR ARCHAEOLOGICAL...

    The Pfahlbauten is an open air Archaeological village that I had picked out to see when here. It is located at Überlingen, a short drive from where we were staying at Meersburg. We decided to make this our first stop of the day so we arrived here at opening time.The park is located beside Lake Constance and can be found by following the brown...

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  • VISIT THE MARVELLOUS SALEM MONASTERY

    Salem Monastery is located a short distance inland from Meersburg at the the town of Mimmenhausen.We were on the shoulder season so there was hardly anybody here. We could see the impressive large building and the gardens set amongst the meadows. Not only were there flower gardens, but orchards where I imagine they grew and harvested their own...

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  • GO AND SEE THE ZEPPELIN MUSEUM

    How about doing something different and going to see the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichschafen.The modern, fairly new Museum, is located next to the harbour in the Hafenbahnhof (harbour railway station). This is a one and only chance to learn about the Zeppelin Hindenburg, an the many other Airships that used to ply the skies. The Zeppelin Museum...

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Meersburg Favorites

  • VISIT IN MAY!

    We were at Lake Constance and Meersburg in mid May. This is the shoulder season, one we found a very good time to be visiting this area. Most days were fine and sunny, pleasant for the many walks I was doing.This area has many grape vines growing, and these were a picture on the steep slopes.Flowers were out, the Tulips were in bloom, the Lilacs in...

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  • THE GERMAN FACHWERKSTRASSE

    Do you like the old half-timbered buildings in Germany, known as fachwerk buildings? I do, I love them! Here in Meersburg, is the beginning or finish, (depends on which way your travelling), of the specially the laid out "South / West German Fachwerkstrasse."The South/West route travels to the River Neckar and the Black Forest to Mosbach at the...

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  • Upper and Lower Meersburg

    Meersburg is built on a hillside going down to the north shore of Lake Constance, so there's an upper town and a lower town. It's small, with only a few thousand people, and most of the buildings have picturesque murals and paintings, like this one. There are two castles, too, and old and a (relatively) new one. We stopped at a restaurant on the...

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DAY TRIP TO BREGENZ
Off The Beaten Path
WALK THE PROMENADE
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"ZUM BAREN" - "THE BEAR"
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THE MAGIC PILLAR
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WALK UNTERSTADTSTRASSE
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STRAND HOTEL WILDER MANN
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THE UNTERSTADTTOR
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Lovely (but steep) town to explore on foot
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Meersburg Zeppelin museum (yes, another one!)
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Experience prehistory at Pfahlbau fishing village
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Visit a Winery
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Meersburg castle
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Stroll through the picturesque city
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Climb up through the vineyards
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Car Ferry to Meersburg
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Basilika Birnau
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The Old Castle
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The Meersburg/ Konstanz Ferry
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Signage
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Yes, we're in Germany
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Hey !!!
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Smart parade
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Puppet
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Map of Meersburg

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