at Lake Constance
Castles, palaces, monasteries and churches: steeped in history, all of them can be found in the Lake Constance region. The former Cistercian abbey of Salem Monastery and Castle and the Hohentwiel fortress ruins are some of the most impressive. Abbeys and churches have characterised the land- scape around Lake Constance since the early Middle Ages. This has not only created a unique cultural landscape but has been the impetus for nu- merous innovations.