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Lake Constance - Reichenau Monastery Island - UNESCO World Heritage Site and Oasis of Calm

Mediterranean flair in the middle of Lake Constance, the oldest half-timbered houses in southern Germany and monastic architecture from the 9th-11th centuries, explore on foot or by bike!
45 min cycling
8 stations
12 km
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With this self-guided audio tour from YourMobileGuide, we will take you to the most important sights of the UNESCO World Heritage Reichenau Monastery Island. With the help of our map, you’ll always know where you are.

Since you’ll certainly want to take a closer look at some of the sights without any time pressure, you should take half a day for the tour.

Of course, it's entirely up to you to skip any of the points if you don't have time or don’t feel like it. On this tour you’re the boss and determine duration and pace yourself!

The island of Reichenau is located one mile from the northern shore of Lake Constance and is three miles long and one mile at its widest point. This makes it the largest island in terms of area and also the most populated island in Lake Constance with about 3,300 inhabitants.

On November 30, 2000, Reichenau Monastery Island was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as a cultural landscape.

Well-preserved churches offer interesting examples of monastic architecture from the ninth to the eleventh century. The wall paintings show the importance of the island for European art history at the time. It has kept its religious and agricultural traditions alive to this day.

The best way to reach the island is by boat or car. The most beautiful and leisurely approach is the waterway. For fares and departure times you can visit the website https://www.bsb.de/de of the cruise operation.

If you arrive by car you can park it in the “Schiffslände” pier parking lot. Parking fees and alternative parking spaces you can find on the island's website https://www.reichenau.de/de/Insel-Festland/Aktuelles/Parkmoegitäten.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is best explored by bike. The terrain is flat and easy to ride. The route is about 7,5 miles long and you can cover it in about 45 minutes and you should travel on the western and northern parts of the island along the beautiful riverside paths.

Regardless of whether you arrived by ship or car, you can go to “Stedi” bike rental at the pier to rent a bicycle. For types of bicycles and rental prices please visit the provider's website https://www.stedi-verleih.de/.

If you prefer, you can of course walk the route in around 2.5 hours on foot.

Does all of this make you curious?

Well then, let's go!

The Audiguide route is 7.8 miles long and takes about 45 minutes by bike!

The best way to reach the island is by boat or car. The most beautiful and comfortable way to get there is by water. For fares and departure times, please visit the website of the Bodenseeschifffahrtsbetriebe.

You can also park your car at the parking lot of the "Schiffslände" pier. You can also find the parking fees and alternative parking spaces on the website of the island.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is best explored by bicycle. The terrain is flat and easy to ride.
Whether you arrived by boat or car, go to the "Stedi Fahrradverleih" at the "Schiffslände" and rent a bike. For the types of bikes and prices, please visit the website of the provider stedi-verleih.de.

If you prefer, you can of course also cover the distance in about 2.5 hours on foot. 

All links can be found at the respective station in the APP!

Route of the self-guided audio tour to explore the monastery island Reichenau at Lake Constance!

Here you can find the 8 stations of the audio tour on the monastery at Lake Constance. The western and northern part of the island you should cycle on the beautiful lakeside path.

Your audio guide can be set to autoplay so that you have the story of the sight in your ear at the right moment and your hands on the steering wheel or free to take pictures if you are on foot.

Since you can certainly take a closer look at one or the other sight without any time pressure, you should take half a day for the tour. 
Of course, it is up to you to skip this or that point if you think you don't have time or don't feel like it. On this tour you are the boss and determine the duration and pace yourself!

Audio tour route and brief info:

  1. St. Peter and Paul - The interior of the second oldest church on the island shines with rich paintings
  2. Castle Windegg - After his election at the Constance Council, Pope Martin V lived here.
  3. Rosengarten Böhler - Mediterranean flair in the middle of Lake Constance
  4. Yachthafen Herrenbrücke - Place of the wine and fishing festival
  5. Münster St. Maria and Markus - The oldest church on the island was part of the former monastery complex and impresses with the herb garden
  6. Museum Reichenau The island museum is located in one of the oldest half-timbered houses in southern Germany
  7. Sankt Georg Kirche - The large murals belong to the earliest works of their kind north of the Alps
  8. Hochwart viewing platform - Magnificent view from the highest point of the island

The audio guide app also includes:

  • Offline city map on your smartphone for the Monastic Island of Reichenau on Lake Constance.
  • Sort the map by interest:
  • Top highlights, Museums, Bad weather activities, Romantic places, Hits for kids, Cathedrals, Parks, Streets and avenues.
  • Buy discounted fast admission tickets conveniently through the app, no waiting in long museum queues
  • Additionally free city maps and tips for many places in Europe and the world
  • Additionally many benefits & discounts for your audio tour
  • GPS supported audio tour app, so you always know where you are!

Note: If you don't have space on your smartphone, you can also use the audio tour in your internet browser with the same benefits!

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