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Meckenbeuren Overview

Meckenbeuren is located approximately eight kilometers north of Friedrichshafen (Friedrichshafen vacation rentals | Friedrichshafen travel guide) and ten miles south of Ravensburg (Ravensburg vacation rentals | Ravensburg travel guide) in the Lake-hinterland. The municipality consists of the Kernort Meckenbeuren and incorporats the former municipalities and districts today.

Things to See in Meckenbeuren

Ravensburger Games Country: This is a 25 hectare park in the district Liebenau.

Minimundus Lake: This miniature park was established in May 2005 in the immediate vicinity of the Ravensburger games country.

Humpismuseum in Humpisschloss

Catholic parish church of St. Mary of the everlasting Help

Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Verena throats in the district

Humpisschloss in the district of Zell (Zell vacation rentals | Zell travel guide) Broch

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More about the History of Meckenbeuren

The village itself was first established in 1496 mentioned, but was first recorded in a document of the monastery of St. Gall by resident settlers named MEGI in 879. Whether the name Meckenbeuren can be attributed to this is controversial. Probably from 1094 the area belonged to the monastery of Weingarten. Under Napoleon the town fell to Bavaria in 1806. A key growth spurt brought the community connection to the railway line Stuttgart (Stuttgart vacation rentals | Stuttgart travel guide) - Friedrichshafen (Friedrichshafen vacation rentals | Friedrichshafen travel guide) in 1847. The now disused railway line Meckenbeuren-Tettnang 1895 was the first electrically operated Vollbahn Germany. The city was then given its independent municipality in 1972

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With a population of approximately 13,000, Meckenbeuren is the largest town in this part of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Meckenbeuren is located near Lake Constance and is a popular tourist destination due to its close proximity to both the lake and hiking trails. Outdoors enthusiasts frequently make use of a variety of Nordic hiking trails (4.5, 7, and 12 km in length) located near the town. Recently restored, the Humpischloss Castle Museum in Brochenzell is an interesting site to visit. Besides a restaurant, the museum offers exhibits that focus on the trade and manufacturing activities that took place in this region during the previous centuries. Families with children should definitely consider spending a day at the Ravensburger Spieleland amusement park in Meckenbeuren-Liebenau. This park is based on the toys, puzzles, and games produced by the famous Ravensburger toy company. Even if you do not have a car at your disposal, you can easily reach Spieleland by catching a shuttle bus directly to the park from the Meckenbeuren train station. Meckenbeuren is also a popular site for those interested in taking the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. One of the numerous routes to Santiago runs directly through Meckenbeuren. Although you may simply want to while your time away in this bucolic town, you can easily take a day trip to either Ravensburg (6 miles away) or to Friedrichshafen (5 miles away), home of the famous Zeppelin Museum.

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