18 Sights in Constance, Germany (with Map and Images)
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1. ImperiaBook Ticket*
Imperia is a statue at the entrance of the harbour of Konstanz, Germany, commemorating the Council of Constance that took place there between 1414 and 1418. The concrete statue is 9 metres (30 ft) high, weighs 18 tonnes, and stands on a pedestal that rotates around its axis once every three minutes. It was created by Peter Lenk and clandestinely erected in 1993. The erection of the statue caused controversy, but it was on the private property of a rail company that did not object to its presence. Eventually, it became a widely-known landmark of Konstanz.
The Trinity Church is a church building in Constance on Lake Constance. Since it was built in the late 13th century for the local monastery of the Augustinian hermits, it is also called the Augustinian Church. Until the dissolution of the monastery in 1802, it functioned as a monastery church and from the 17th century also as a garrison church, then as a hospital church, Old Catholic church (1873–1904), Roman Catholic parish church and today ecumenical "City Church". Due to its harmonious combination of simple Gothic mendicant order architecture, late Gothic frescoes and Baroque picture and stucco decoration, it is one of the most important sacral monuments of the city and one of the sights of Constance.
The council building is a landmark in Constance on the shores of Lake Constance. The three-storey, massive stone building with a hipped roof was built from 1388 as a warehouse for travelling and local traders and served for almost 500 years as a transshipment point for trade goods at the port of Constance. During the Council of Constance in 1417, the conclave for the election of Pope Martin V took place in this spacious building. It is considered the largest preserved medieval secular building in southern Germany and has been used as a restaurant, ballroom and congress centre since 1912.
4. Georg Elser
Johann Georg Elser was a German worker who planned and carried out an elaborate assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler and other high-ranking Nazi leaders on 8 November 1939 at the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich. Elser constructed and placed a bomb near the platform from which Hitler was to deliver a speech. It did not kill Hitler, who left earlier than expected, but it did kill 8 people and injured 62 others. Elser was held as a prisoner for more than five years until he was executed at Dachau concentration camp less than a month before the surrender of Nazi Germany.
The Luther Church is a church building of the Evangelical Church in Constance on Lake Constance. It is located in the district of Altstadt, but outside the historic old town, on the eastern edge of the Paradies area, which was developed after the demolition of the city wall. The church is surrounded by Lutherplatz, at the transition from the Upper Arbor to the Lower Arbour. It is oriented in west-northwest-east-southeast direction.
The Otto Moericke Tower in the Allmannsdorf district of Constance is a former water tower, named after the former mayor of Constance, Otto Moericke. It stands west about 200 metres from the shore of Lake Constance at the highest point of the village on the Allmannshöhe (458 m). The white, cylindrical structure forms a striking landmark visible from wide areas of Lake Constance; it also served as a youth hostel from the beginning.
The Herosé-Park is located in the Konstanz district of Petershausen between the Seerhein, the street Am Rheinufer and the Reichenaustraße. To the west, next to the park, was until the year 2000 the eponymous textile printing company Herosé, at the east end of the park is the Villa Rheinburg, behind it are the Städtisches Kinderhaus am Rhein and the Rhine and indoor swimming pools of the city of Constance.
8. St. Katharina
St. Katharinen was a monastery of the Augustinian people under the patronal feast of St. Katharina in the Mainauwald in today's urban area of Konstanz. The clearing in the Mainauwald belongs to the Litzelstetten district as a good seven hectares and borders on the districts of Wollmatingen and Egg. In the past, the area as well as the island of Mainau belonged to the then Allmannsdorf community.
Christuskirche Wollmatingen is a church of the congregation of the Konstanz-Wollmatingen Protestant Church, belonging to the Konstanz Church Quarter of Baden Protestant Landeskirche, founded by architects Karl Kunzmann and Berthold Sack in 1933/1934. It is located in Drumlin Längerbohl in the Wollmatingen district of Konstanz at an altitude of about 430 meters.
St. Stephan, also Stephanskirche, is a former collegiate and parish church in the old town of Constance. It is a three-aisled basilica with a side tower next to the transition from the nave to the choir. St. Stephen's Church is considered the oldest church founded in Constance. Today it belongs to the Catholic pastoral care unit Konstanz-Altstadt.
11. BSB Konstanz
Reederei Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe GmbH (BSB) is a 100% subsidiary of Stadtwerke Konstanz GmbH. The registered office is in Konstanz in the district of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg. With its fleet, the company carries out regular scheduled services and excursions throughout Lake Constance. Furthermore, it is a provider of event and charter trips.
12. Alt-katholische Christuskirche
The Christuskirche St. Konrad is a church building of the Old Catholic Church in the old town of Constance on Lake Constance, between the Constance Minster and the Stadttheater, facing Konzilstraße. The Evangelical church in Constance-Wollmatingen has the same name, but without St. Konrad.
13. Triumphbogen / Laubebrunnen
The Constance Arc de Triomphe is a fountain in Constance, designed and executed by the sculptor Peter Lenk. It was built in 1992 on the median strip of the main thoroughfare "Untere Laube", the most important transit route to Switzerland at that time. The fountain satirizes the traffic.
14. Synagoge Konstanz
The synagogue in Konstanz, the district seat of the district of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg, was built in 1882/1883 and destroyed during the November pogroms of 1938. This first synagogue was located on Sigismundstraße. A new building was inaugurated in 2019.
The Lake Constance Nature Museum is the natural history museum of the city of Constance and is located in the building of the Sea-Life-Center near the Swiss border. The exhibitions of this museum focus on the geological development and nature of Lake Constance.
16. Archäologisches Landesmuseum
The Archaeological State Museum Baden-Württemberg (alm) looks after the state archaeology of Baden-Württemberg by archiving archaeological finds from the state territory and presenting them in special exhibitions and several museums.
Wikipedia: Archäologisches Landesmuseum Baden-Württemberg (DE), Website
17. Theater Konstanz
Stadttheater Konstanz is a theatre in Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, whose history dates from 1607. The theatre operates three venues, Municipal Theatre (Stadttheater), Workshop (Werkstatt) and Hall of Mirrors (Spiegelhalle).
18. St. Gebhardskirche
St. Gebhard is a Roman Catholic church built in 1929/30 in Constance on Lake Constance. Since 2002, the parish has belonged to the pastoral care unit Konstanz-Petershausen in the Deanery of Constance of the Archdiocese of Freiburg.
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