Discover Germany, Issue 56, November 2017

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Discover Germany  |  Special Theme  |  Magical Christmas Time

Golden autumn and festive season in the four-country region Mystic atmosphere, multifaceted experiences, golden glow: the combination of exciting and dreamy gives Konstanz, the largest city in the four-country region around Lake Constance, a special flair. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF

Lake Constance is worth a visit every season. It is unique throughout the entire year and is different every day. But when it becomes quieter, when the fog slowly drifts through the alleyways and across the lake, visitors who primarily seek relaxation and calm come to Lake Constance. But what exactly can visitors look forward to in autumn and winter around Lake Constance? Discover Germany tried to find out. 70  |  Issue 56  |  November 2017

Astonishment and relaxation For the first time this year, autumnal cruises will take visitors on unique discovery tours on the water. Onshore, daily guided tours will take people of all ages 600 years back and onto a lively journey through the times of the Council of Constance. Furthermore, numerous top events will fascinate visitors and the picturesque city centre, with more than 400 special-

ist shops and the region’s largest LAGO shopping centre, offers a diverse shopping landscape. Last but not least, cosy cafés, restaurants and rustic wine taverns invite visitors to try regional delicacies in front of breath-taking panoramic views of the Alps, the lake or the quaint old town with its romantic alleys. Cultural enthusiasts will also find their fair share of things to do around Konstanz. For example, Germany’s oldest and permanently played theatre stage, which is still in use, the ‘Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie’ (Southwest German Philharmonic Orchestra) with new staging,