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Castles and churchesCastles and churches

This area borders 4 different countries, and boasts a wealth of beautiful castles and forbidding fortresses, mysterious monasteries and impressive churches.

Meersburg's ancient castle

Meersburg castle

Meersburg castle towers high above Lake Constance, a real landmark dominating the surrounding countryside. The ancient castle, the new palace and the excellently preserved town with its surrounding vineyards all combine to ensure that a visit to Meersburg is a really memorable experience.

Salem castle and monastery

Salem castle

Salem castle is one of the leading cultural monuments in southern Germany, and one of the most popular tourist destinations on Lake Constance. Accompanied by a specialist guide, visitors hear gripping anecdotes taken from over seven centuries of cultural history. Take, for instance, the Gothic Minster with its unique alabaster plasterwork, or the ornately decorated rooms in the Baroque palace.

The pilgrimage church of Birnau

The Baroque basilica of Birnau

Birnau basilica is one of the highlights of the Upper Swabian Baroque Route. Surrounded by vineyards, the pilgrimage church of Birnau rises majestically above Maurach bay. From the church, visitors can enjoy a breathtaking view down onto Uhldingen-Muehlhofen, and out across Lake Constance as far as the Swiss Alps.

Achberg castle

Achberg castle

Nestling amongst the gentle hills of the pre-Alps between Lindau on Lake Constance and Wangen in the Allgaeu region, Achberg castle perches on a rocky crag high above the Argen gorge. Affiliated to the Order of German Knights, the somewhat sober exterior of this castle totally belies its sumptuous interior, which is a veritable masterpiece of Baroque stuccowork.

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