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Meersburg
Travel Guide

Merovingian fortresses, elegant plazas and scenic vineyards characterize this charming town on the scenic banks of Lake Constance.

The spell that Meersburg casts over its visitors takes effect as soon as they enter the town. Vineyard-covered hills surround a picturesque cluster of castles and old-world architecture. The tranquil shores of Lake Constance on the town’s edge further add to its appeal. Drift into Meersburg on a boat for a memorable first encounter with this pretty lakefront town.

Uncover the mysteries of Meersburg Old Castle. Legends say that this fortress dates back to the 7th century, built by the Merovingian king Dagobert I. Learn about these stories in the Fortress Museum, which spreads out over the many rooms of the castle’s interior. In summer, the castle comes to life with evening performances of music from the Middle Ages.

Afterward, head to the New Castle, a pink Baroque beauty that used to be the home of the Prince Bishops. Inside, find frescoes dating back to when the castle was built in the 18th century and a museum that shows what life was like here.

Seek out the best viewpoints in the city for panoramic vistas of the town and the lake. Rest in Mollplatz, a square facing the old castle, and go to the lookout Friedrichshöhe to see Meersburg framed by the German Alps.

Tour local vineyards to enjoy delectable wines from the region. Find a cozy weinstuben (wine tavern) and try a locally produced pinot noir. Head straight to a local vineyard to learn about how they are made. Rieschen and Chorherrnhalde are among the most scenic wineries.

Catch a boat ride to Mainau Island on the opposite shore of the lake. This compact destination contains biodiverse gardens, a Baroque castle and a butterfly house. Stroll around its perimeter for unbeatable views of the lake.

Meersburg is towards the western end of Lake Constance’s northern shore. Arrive on water or on land. Several boats and trains head into the town from other destinations around the lake. Meersburg is a welcoming destination at any time of year outside of winter, but visit in fall to experience the best of wine season.

Hotel und Gästehaus Seehof
Hotel und Gästehaus Seehof
3.5 out of 5
Unterstadtstrasse 33/36, Meersburg, BW
The price is £86 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr

Situated in Meersburg, this beach hotel is steps away from Lake Constance, Meersburg Port and Meersburg New Palace. Meersburg Castle and Meersburg Therme are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (66 reviews)

"Gorgeous old building in the heart of downtown Meersburg. Friendly staff, beautiful clean And quiet room. Comfortable and so affordable with a wonderful huge hot and cold breakfast with so much variety. We had an amazing time and will certainly recommend this place with hopes to return ourselves. ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Hotel und Gästehaus Seehof
Romantik Hotel Residenz am See
Romantik Hotel Residenz am See
3.5 out of 5
Uferpromenade 11, Meersburg, BW
The price is £189 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr

Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lake Constance, Meersburg Therme and Meersburg Port. Meersburg New Palace and Meersburg Castle ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (66 reviews)
Wonderful stay

"Beautiful hotel with amazing staff. Spotless clean, nicely designed, a pure joy. The free breakfast was great, eggs, coffee, ham, cheese, and more bread than any human could eat. Free easy parking and walking distance to restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Romantik Hotel Residenz am See
JUFA Hotel Meersburg
JUFA Hotel Meersburg
3 out of 5
Vorburggasse 1-3, Meersburg, BW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £91 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr

Located in the heart of Meersburg, this hotel is steps away from Meersburg New Palace and Meersburg Castle. Meersburg Port and Lake Constance are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (230 reviews)

"Staff have a great personality, its in the middle of the town"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2020

JUFA Hotel Meersburg
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Winzerhäusle Meersburg
Winzerhäusle Meersburg
3.5 out of 5
Winzergasse 18, Meersburg, BW

Situated in Meersburg, this apartment building is steps away from Meersburg Castle and Meersburg New Palace. Lake Constance and Meersburg Port are also within ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Alles sehr schön, Lage, Aussicht auf den See, Einrichtung..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2021

Winzerhäusle Meersburg
Ferienapartment Boot
Ferienapartment Boot
3 out of 5
Am Weiher 1, Meersburg, BW

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Meersburg New Palace and Meersburg Castle. Lake Constance and Meersburg Port are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)

"Die Ausstattung und Lage ist super. Die Begrüßung und Einweisung durch Kaan auch. Die Kopfkissen sollten dringend gewechselt werden, die haben ihren Zenit schon vor langem überschritten."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Ferienapartment Boot
Apartment Seeblick
Apartment Seeblick
3 out of 5
Am Weiher 1, Meersburg, BW

Situated in Meersburg, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Meersburg New Palace, Meersburg Castle and Meersburg Therme. Lake Constance and ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Fahrrad-Kurzurlaub am Bodensee

"Sehr schön gelegenes Appartement mit wunderbarem Blick auf den See. Sauber und mit allem Komfort ausgestattet. Preis- /Leistungsverhältnis sehr gut. Abwicklung völlig unkompliziert. Abstellraum für Fahrräder vorhanden."…"

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2019

Apartment Seeblick
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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