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"Hello, We are 5 people family, will stay at Meersburg at 30-31 July 2014. We heard that it is possible to take some short (around an 1 hour) boat trip in evening. Is it true? If yes how we can do it? Any information will be very appreciated. Thanks in advance, Yuri" (posted 07/12/2014)

Yes - there is an evening cruise on Lake Überlingen. Board at 6 pm here in Meersburg, down at the harbor. The cruise makes a round trip on Lake Überlingen (a part of Lake Constance), and the views of the shore are wonderful. Then you return to Meersburg. The evening cruise leaves Meersburg at 6:45 and ends at 8:55, about 2 hours. It is wonderful. Ask for exact times at the tourist office for exact times (directly on the harbor). You could also leave from another city. Regards, Hildegard Steiger
Answer provided by Hildegard Steiger on 07/13/2014
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Hello, As far as I know, the evening cruises on Lake Constance from Meersburg in the evening are no longer possible. However, one can take a boat service to the island of Mainau. There you can look at the magnificent island of flowers, and take another ship back a little later. If it would be helpful, I could inquire about the timetable. Kind regards, Bernd Kunkel
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"Hello, we are a family of 6 with 4 children (1-7 years). Since we know nothing around except the Meersburg, we are looking forward to tips that you can do well as a family. Many thanks!" (posted 08/24/2015)

Dear Guest, the Bodensee is a big tourist area and we do with tips therefore somewhat difficult. Meersburg is seen from Constance across the lake. You could go for example with a ship from Meersburg to Konstanz directly (port) and visit with your children the Sea Life Centre (https://www.visitsealife.com/konstanz). The island of Mainau or stilt houses in Unteruhldingen (http://www.pfahlbauten.de) are other interesting destinations. In Uhldingen-Mühlhofen there is also a tractor museum (http://www.traktormuseum.de). In the tourist information office in Meersburg, certainly get information and schedules for shipping and for buses. We wish you much fun exploring! Keller family i. A. Birgit Thomas
Answer provided by Rosemarie Keller on 08/24/2015
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For families visiting the Monkey Mountain in Salem is always interesting. Of course, the Sealife in Konstanz, the Pfahldorf Museum in Unteruhldingen or the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen. In Immenstaad there is a climbing garden and then there are the thermal baths in Meersburg, Überlingen and Konstanz. Kind regards Bernd Kunkel
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Pfahlbauten Unteruhldingen Affenberg Salem Sealife Constance reptiles Museum Unteruhldingen hike Sipplinger Berg Lochmühle Eigeltingen Burgruine Hohentwhiel in Singen Marienschlucht wine and Apfelweg Immenstad and Hagnau
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Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?

Are there any points of interest or local attractions?

"are reservations required in August to visit Meersburg Castle, or just arrive any time? " (posted 06/12/2015)

Hi, it is essential - as in Konstanz - necessary to book accommodation, especially in August. Meersburg is a popular tourist destination and we could imagine, be that at that time hardly anything to see is for August. A reservation is thus indispensable. Regards apartments Konstanz
Answer provided by Rosemarie Keller on 06/16/2015
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Meersburg Overview

Meersburg is a town on the shore of Lake Constance (Bodensee) in southern Baden-Württemberg. Meersburg is a charming medieval town to explore, since much of it is off-limits to traffic. Whether it’s the serene beauty of the Bodensee you’re after, or a short trip north to Ravensburg (Ravensburg vacation rentals | Ravensburg travel guide), famed medieval “city of gates” and home to a unique Theme Park, Meersburg is an ideal vacation destination for the whole family.

Meersburg is famous for its charming medieval city. The lower town ("Unterstadt") and uptown ("Oberstadt") are reserved for pedestrians only and connected by two stairways and a steep street ("Steigstrasse").

Things to see

The town is home to two castles, the Old Castle and the New Castle. The Old Castle, according to the Swiss chronicles, was built by the Merovingian King Dagobert I in the 7th Century. It was also the home of the German poetess Annette von Droste-Hülshoff for the last eight years of her life. The Old Castle is open for visitors and features a self-guided tour. The New Castle was built in the 18th Century as a home for the Bishop of Constance. Following the Secularization of 1803, the New Castle was used for a variety of purposes before becoming a museum.

There is an entity of half-timbered houses.

Also two medieval town-gates can be seen, which are the remainders of the fortification.

Transportation

Meersburg is the northern terminus of a car ferry to Constance. On the other hand Meersburg is connected to the region by the B 31, a large roadway which leads from Breisach (at the French border) to Lindau (Lindau vacation rentals | Lindau travel guide) (at the Austrian border), bypassing largely all parts of Meersburg. To exit to Meersburg and to the car ferry, take B 33 to Meersburg and Constance.

Meersburg is also connected by pleasure boats on Lake Constance to Ueberlingen (westwards), to Lindau, Bregenz (eastwards) and to Constance opposite.

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More about the History of Meersburg

The name of the town means "Burg on the Lake", the former referring to the castle which, according to a tradition from 1548, it was built here in 748 by the Merovingian king Dagobert I.

The commune obtained the status of free city in 1299, though nominally still under the Bishop of Constance. In 1803 it was annexed to the Land of Baden.

After World War II, Meersburg remained in the French military occupation area in Germany.

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Meersburg is a town on the shore of Lake Constance (Bodensee) in southern Baden-Württemberg. Meersburg is a charming medieval town to explore, and tourists love it because parts of city center are a car-free pedestrian zone. Whether it’s the serene beauty of the Bodensee you’re after or a short trip north to Ravensburg, this famed medieval “City of Gates” is an ideal vacation destination for the whole family. The lower town ("Unterstadt") and uptown ("Oberstadt") are reserved for pedestrians only and connected by two stairways and a steep street ("Steigstrasse"). The large number of medieval half-timbered buildings is sure to remain in your memory for many years.

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