The Bodensee Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Bodensee - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Lindau 11

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Überlingen 6

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Konstanz 5

Friedrichshafen 4

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  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

On the road between Überlingen and Salem, the Affenberg (Monkey Mountain) is a 50-plus-acre park that serves as home to more than 200...


  • Museum/Gallery

If you want to learn about early Germans—residents from the 6th, 7th, and 8th centuries whose graves are just outside town—visit...

Altes Rathaus

  • Government Building

This old town hall was built during the Renaissance and painted with vivid frescoes—swags of flowers and fruits, shields, and sturdy...

Altes Rathaus

  • Government Building

Inside the late-Gothic Altes Rathaus is a high point of Gothic decoration, the Rathaussaal, or council chamber, which is still in use...

Altes Rathaus

  • Government Building

The Old Town Hall is the finest of Lindau's handsome historic buildings. It was constructed between 1422 and 1436 in the midst of a vineyard...

Altes Schloss

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Majestically guarding the town is the Altes Schloss, the original Meersburg ("sea castle"). It's Germany's oldest inhabited castle, founded...

Barfüsserkirche—Stadttheatre Lindau and Lindauer Marionettenoper

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This church, built from 1241 to 1270, is now Lindau's principal theater, and it also hosts the Lindauer Marionettenoper (Puppet Theater).

Das Schmetterlinghaus

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Beyond the flora, the island of Mainau's other colorful extravagance is Das Schmetterlinghaus, Germany's largest butterfly conservatory.

Defensive Towers

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Ravensburg is home to a remarkable collection of well-preserved medieval towers and city gates. Highlights include the Grüner Turm...

Der Bayerische Löwe

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A proud symbol of Bavaria, the lion is Lindau's most striking landmark. Carved from Bavarian marble and standing 20 feet high, the lion...