Kreuzlingen Travel Guide

  • St. Ulrich church
    St. Ulrich church
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  • St. Ulrich church
    St. Ulrich church
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    viewing tower
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Kreuzlingen Things to Do

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    by german_eagle Written Mar 3, 2011

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    Only a minute from the main attraction, St. Ulrich church, is the patrician house Sallmann with a very nice garden. The beautiful Baroque house is now owned by the town Kreuzlingen and inside are offices of the administration. You're free to wander around inside during working hours and on the grounds (always) - which are very nicely designed. The gardens have lawns and flower beds, a fountain, trees that give shade on hot days. Really a nice place to rest for a while.

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    by german_eagle Written Mar 3, 2011

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    I mentioned in the intro that Kreuzlingen is a green town - and it proves nowhere else as much as along the lakeshore which is a large designed park with several different sections. The whole park is called "Seeburgpark" although that is a bit misleading. The Seeburg is surrounded by a small formal garden, the rest of the park is several times larger.

    There's a small zoo that will be fun for the kids (it's mostly about domestic animals like goats, chickens etc.), a herbal and flower garden, a mini-golf course, a museum on the lake, a youth hostel ... the highlight for me was the viewing tower. From the top (free) you have great panoramic views of the lake, Konstanz and the nearby mountains (weather permitting).

    In summer they set up an open-air theatre where classic works are performed.

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    This small castle is located between the railway and the lake in a large park. It is mostly 19th century architecture now but goes back to a rather simple castle that was erected 1598. Until 1833 it was a summer hideaway for the abbots of the nearby Augustine abbey. From then on it served as teachers college for some years. When it was passed to the canton Thurgau in 1848 they decided to move the college to the complex of the Augustine abbey and sold the castle.

    The new owner contracted an architect who completely remodeled the castle to its present shape. Nowadays it is home of a fancy restaurant.

    The point for the visitor, however, is the beautiful formal garden that surrounds the castle which is freely accessible. It was created in the 1890s. The views of the lake are lovely, the blooming flowers are amazing, the design is well done. A pavillion, fountains, flower beds alternating with lawn ... you get the picture (and have a look at pics 3, 4, 5!).

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    sign marking the Swiss/German border

    by german_eagle Written Mar 3, 2011

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    Getting to/from Kreuzlingen is very easy. There are train stations in both Kreuzlingen and Konstanz (the neighbouring German sister city). Trains run to/from Zürich (airport), along the Rhine, the lake, from all over southern Germany via Konstanz ...

    Once you arrived by train at either station it is a very short walk to the main attractions of Kreuzlingen. While you'll still notice there's a border if you walk the streets you will NOT realise you're crossing the border if you take the route along the lake. That's what I did, a ten minutes walk from Konstanz's train station took me to the sports centre by the lake in Kreuzlingen.

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