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Bodensee Vacation

The perfect Bodensee vacation in Lake Constance begins with a stay at the Oberwaid Hotel Bodensee. The hotel is a wonderful destination for weekend getaways, a week away, or extended trips, and everyone will leave feeling recharged and relaxed.

The hotel itself is surrounded by trees and nature, offering a tranquil setting to anyone’s stay. However, the inside is open and airy, providing a cheerful atmosphere that everyone will love. While everyone will enjoy their large rooms or suites, the Tau Spa facilities will quickly become a favorite, as will the on-site restaurant.

There is so much to do in Lake Constance when on a Bodensee vacation, but everyone must visit at least one or two of the lakeside beaches. These beaches are the perfect place to spend time in the sun, while relaxing in the sand or swimming in the water. Anyone who stays there late in the day will be rewarded with a spectacular sunset over the shimmering water.

Some people prefer to experience the water by boat, and a boat trip up the Old Rhine to Rheineck is the perfect option. This is a phenomenal way to see the landscape and the shoreline from the river, while feeling the breeze come off the water.

Another unique way to explore the region is to board the cog railway. The panoramic views from the train are absolutely breathtaking and it is an experience that no one is likely to ever forget. The best part is that the boat and cog railway trips can be combined, so that people can take one to their destination and the other back. Two great adventures for one amazing journey!

There are multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Lake Constance region, but none are as fabulous as the abbey district in St. Gallen. The highlight is the Convent of St. Gall, which serves as the city’s landmark, and also includes the library and monastery archives. Inside the library, people will find tens of thousands of books, including a twenty-seven-hundred-year-old Egyptian mummy Shepenese. Everyone that walks along the city streets will marvel at the burgher homes and their brightly painted bay windows. These homes were constructed between the 16th and 18th centuries and they are still quite beautiful today.

While in St. Gallen, people may need a little break from all the walking, and the perfect spot to sit is in Stadtlounge, which is the largest outdoor living room in Switzerland. This city square, or red lounge as it is often called, is filled with chairs, sofas, tables, and loungers. People can be seen here from morning till night as they spend time with friends and family.

Another fascinating experience during a Bodensee vacation includes a visit to Drei Weieren. The name means three ponds, but there were originally five ponds in this location in the middle of the city. Only four of the ponds remain today and they are popular amongst both the tourists and the locals at any time of the year. During the summer, people arrive for picnic lunches and swimming, while during the winter the pond is used for ice skating.

Lake Constance makes a Bodensee vacation perfect and everyone will want to return to the region multiple times, because they enjoy themselves so much. Anyone that hasn’t been before will want to book their trip immediately, so that they can see what they have been missing out on!