Castle and palace experiences

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Fürstenhäusle Meersburg

Meersburg Prince’s Vineyard House

The Fürstenhäusle (prince’s vineyard house) affords breathtaking views of the old town and Lake Constance, all the way to the Alps. This house amid the vineyards served...
Schloss Messkirch

Meßkirch Palace

Built in the Renaissance style by the Counts of Zimmern in 1557, Meßkirch Palace is one of the first four-wing structures north of the Alps. You will see Germany’s oldest...
Schloss Achberg  | © © Anja Koehler

Achberg Castle

This baroque pearl in the forest was built by the Order of the Teutonic Knights, tucked away between Wangen in the Allgäu region and Lindau at Lake Constance. The fancy...
Kißlegg New Castle close to Lake Constance

Kißlegg New Castle

The beautiful 18th century jewel at the southern end of the castle park was built by famous Baroque master Johann Georg Fischer in just six years. Two “Beletages” feature...
Burg Meersburg mit Blick auf dem Bodensee

Old Castle in Meersburg

Cross the heavy drawbridge and walk through the wooden doors to enter the Middle Ages. Allegedly Germany’s oldest and continuously (inhabited) castle, the original fortress...
Neues Schloss Meersburg

Meersburg New Palace

The New Palace crowns the city silhouette of Meersburg high above Lake Constance. The representative residence of the Prince-Bishops began to be built in 1710 and since then...
Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Arenenberg – Chateau and Napoleonic museum

The chateau is situated at one of the most beautiful vantage points in the Lake Constance region. In 1816, Hortense de Beauharnais, stepdaughter of Napoleon I, chose to exile...
Neues Schloss Tettnang

Tettnang New Palace

The former residence of the Counts of Montfort is one of the most attractive palaces in Upper Swabia. The rich fittings were created by leading stucco plasterers and...
Festungsruine Hohentwiel aus der Luft

Hohentwiel Fortress ruins

Hohentwiel is one of Germany ́s largest fortress ruins and is a place of enchanted grandeur. The fortress imposing ramparts and casemates, its fallen towers and defiant...