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Near and Far Four Countries and One Lake: the area where the four countries of Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein meet is a brilliant location. Over the centuries, a joint area of culture has grown up around cosmopolitan Lake Constance in which the national borders are real, yet, for all intents and purposes, are hardly noticeable. Everything is so close! Several of Central Europe’s loveliest places and sights are only an hour or two’s drive away. The German shore of Lake Constance boasts the picturesque island town of Lindau, the baroque pilgrimage church in Birnau, the medieval Meersburg, the flower island of Mainau, the council town of Constance, and Reichenau island, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage
Weingarten Rhine Falls/Schaffhausen
site and famous for its Romanesque churches.
On the Swiss side, St. Gallen is a popular tourist destination, particularly
the baroque abbey and the impressive collegiate library, both of which are UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. Stein am Rhein with its graceful
half-timbered houses and Schaffhausen with the impressive Rhine Falls are
also very popular. Also worth a visit are the Art Museum and the royal wine-growing estates in Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein.
Further information is available on the website of the International Bodensee Tourismus GmbH: www.bodensee.eu.
Trains, Buses and Boats: the public transport system in the entire region
almost matches that of a large city, with some destinations being accessible
by boat. We highly recommend a boat trip on Lake Constance.
Bludenz Arlberg pass