Posted on

Meersburg

Meersburg is located on the Germany side of Lake Constance and one of the most charming towns at Lake Constance. The medieval city is a dream for any pedestrian- there are no cars allowed inside the old town. The name Meersburg literally means “Burg on the Lake”. The ‘Burg’ is referring to the castle which was built here in 630 and now overlooking Lake Constance.

meersburg

If you look at pictures of Meersburg you can see the the town is a must-see destination at Lake Constance. A ferry takes you and your car across to Konstanz every 15 minutes. You can also take a tour boat to reach Konstanz. In summer Meersburg gets overwhelmed by crowds of tourists, so ideally you visit in late spring or in fall.

About Black Forest – To Go! – We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.

 

Posted on

Lake Constance

Lake constance

If you have a few days to spend in the Black Forest a visit to Lake Constance is highly recommended. Lake Constance is a lake only a short drive from the Black Forest. If you look at a map of Lake Constance  you will discover that the lake is bordered by the countries of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. A boat ride to all 3 countries is a must-do when visiting. More than half of the shoreline of Lake Constance is in Germany though so it makes sense to start your journey coming from the Black Forest. Lake Constance is 15 km long (9 miles) wide at its widest point, 74 km (46 miles) long, 252 m deep (826 feet) and 395 m (1,295 ft) high. The area around Lake Constance is known for its mild climate and hills around the lake are covered with vineyards. There are almost 200 professional fishermen active today. If you have a chance to enjoy lunch or dinner at Lake Constance enjoy some of the fish which is on the menu of just about any restaurant.

The town of  Meersburg is opposite of the university town Constance. You can take a boat over to visit Meersburg or take the car ferry which is available several times each hour.

Look at some of the pictures of Lake Constance to see how beautiful this Lake is!

About Black Forest – To Go! – We are located in the Black Forest in Germany and we create detailed day-tour itineraries. If you are traveling by yourself, either by car or by train our itineraries enable you to navigate through one of the most beautiful areas in Germany without a private guide. And without needing to speak a single word of German! Our Tours by car and Tours by train outline on where to go, what routes to take, where to stop, where to eat and what to do. You won’t need a personal guide by your side while traveling, because it will almost feel like you do since you have detailed instructions on next steps. We guarantee: with our itineraries you see things most other travel books don’t talk about! Contact us for more information.