Konstanz (in English formerly known as Constance) is a university town at the western end of Lake Constance in the south-west corner of Germany, bordering Switzerland and is situated on Lake Constance (Bodensee in German).
While staying at a Konstanz hotel, you will meet a tantalising woman at the port entrance: the statue “Imperia” was built by Lake Constance’s artist Peter Lenk in 1993 and since then serves as a popular motive for holiday pictures.
Many of Konstanz’s hotels are located close to the Münsterplatz (minster square). While staying at a hotel in Konstanz you should pay a visit to the minster that is steeped in history.
The famous golden plates were created by monks living on the island Reichenau in the year 1,000. In 1415 the reformer Jan Hus was sentenced to death within the walls of the house of worship. During your visit to a Konstanz hotel, you should make sure to visit the Hus Museum, which will provide all the vital information about this theologian.
Near your Konstanz hotel you will find Niederburg, Konstanz’s oldest district, which consists of a beautifully branched entanglement of alleys that used to be occupied by fishermen and craftsmen.
They are a harsh contrast to the glamorous streets at the lake, which you should also stroll upon during your stay in a Konstanz hotel and where you will come across casinos and the yacht harbour.
While staying at a hotel in Konstanz, you may also travel to Kreuzlingen, a town in neighbouring Switzerland. For relaxation we recommend you to visit the Wollmantinger Ried, an impressive natural landscape.
Konstanz is traversed by a well-organised bus network, established by the linked transport system Hegau-Bodensee. The city is home to more than 3,000 enterprises, e.g. the pharmaceutical company Nycomed or the biotechnological enterprise GATC. Also Konstanz’s hotels characterise the city’s economical life with its numerous congresses and conferences.
Total population: 81,006 (December 2006)
Postal codes: 78462 - 467