Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in Constance, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 9 sights
Distance 2.5 km
Ascend 32 m
Descend 22 m

Experience Constance in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in ConstanceIndividual Sights in Constance

Sight 1: Imperia

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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 four 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.

Wikipedia: Imperia (statue) (EN)

251 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: BSB Konstanz

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BSB Konstanz unbekannt / Logo

Reederei Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe GmbH (BSB) is a 100 percent subsidiary of Stadtwerke Konstanz GmbH. The company is headquartered in Konstanz in the district of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg. With its fleet, the company carries out regular scheduled traffic as well as excursion trips throughout Lake Constance. It is also a provider of event and charter trips.

Wikipedia: Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe (DE)

186 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Konzil

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The Council Building is a sight in Constance on the shores of Lake Constance. The three-storey, massive stone building with a hipped roof was built from 1388 onwards as a warehouse for travelling and local traders and served as a transshipment point for trade goods at the port of Constance for almost 500 years. During the Council of Constance from 1414 to 1418, the conclave for the election of Pope Martin V took place in this spacious building in 1417. 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.

Wikipedia: Konzilgebäude Konstanz (DE), Website

220 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Benno Bosch

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The list of Stumbling Stones in Constance lists the Stumbling Stones laid by the artist Gunter Demnig in the city of Constance. By April 2023, 269 Stolpersteine had been laid in Constance.

Wikipedia: Liste der Stolpersteine in Konstanz (DE)

493 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: Lutherkirche

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The Luther Church is a church building of the Protestant Church in Constance on Lake Constance. It stands 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 Obere Laube to the Untere Laube. It is oriented in a west-northwest-east-southeast direction.

Wikipedia: Lutherkirche (Konstanz) (DE)

198 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: K 9

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K 9

The Catholic parish church of St. Paul, also known as St. Paul's Church, in the German city of Constance was built in the 10th century and profaned in 1834. Today, the building houses a cabaret stage, a restaurant and shops.

Wikipedia: St. Paul (Konstanz) (DE), Website

430 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Synagoge Konstanz

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Synagoge Konstanz Autor/-in unbekanntUnknown author / CC BY-SA 3.0

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 in Sigismundstraße. A new building was inaugurated in 2019.

Wikipedia: Synagoge (Konstanz) (DE)

117 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Dreifaltigkeitskirche

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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 Augustiner-Einemite, it is also called Augustinian Church. Until the dissolution of the monastery in 1802, it also acted as a monastery church and from the 17th century as a garrison church, then as a hospital church, old Catholic church (1873–1904), Roman-Catholic parish church and now ecumenical "City Church". Due to its harmonious combination of simple Gothic begging architecture, late Gothic frescoes and baroque image and stucco decoration, it is one of the most important sacred monuments in the city and one of the sights of Constance.

Wikipedia: Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Konstanz) (DE)

560 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 9: Georg Elser

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Georg Elser Weißkunig / CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

Wikipedia: Georg Elser (EN)


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