Special Ravensburg Travel Tips by Bettina Kraft
Why I like Ravensburg: Ravensburg has a rich history dating back to the 11th Century. Sitting at the crossroads of two international trading routes, Ravensburg became a wealthy town by the 14th Century and remained prosperous until the time of the Thirty Years' War. Being one of the first German cities to manufacture paper made Ravensburg a leader in the paper industry. Today, however, Ravensburg is best known for its games. The company Ravensburger is well known the world over for children's board games, books, and puzzles and the city of Ravensburg has embraced this association with games wholeheartedly. Ravensburg Spielt is an annual festival in September that finds the city turned into a giant playroom. Tourists can also visit the Museum Ravensburger in the old headquarters for the company, which offers exhibits on its history and, of course, games to be played by the visitors. Ravensburger Spieleland is a theme park just outside the city that also promotes the playfulness of the town. Those interested in a bit more sedate sightseeing should visit the Humpis-Quartier Museum, which is the largest historical museum in the area of Upper Swabia, made up of seven late medieval buildings that can be toured. If you want to take a break to do a bit of shopping, take a stroll down Bachstrasse or along Marktstrasse. A number of the towers for which the city earned its nickname the City of Towers and Gates can be toured for breathtaking views. If you have time for a day trip, visit the beautiful shores of Lake Constance.
These Ravensburg travel tips are compiled by Bettina Kraft. Bettina likes to help visitors from all over the world to experience Germany in a different, more personal way, and make it easy for them to do so by providing detailed travel tips and advise.
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