“We enjoyed our stay in Immenstaad. A nice quiet home with good bed, bath and terrace. Cat Lisa kept us company. The surroundings were beautiful, with good cycle-routes. (Although with one electric bike and one 'normal' bike, one person has to cycle harder, haha.) From Immenstaad we made nice trips to Friedrichshafen, Konstanz and St. Gallen by bike, train and boat.”
Annelies's reviewsAs a host (2)
“We had a wonderful, wintery experience in Immenstaad. It was a great base for us to explore the local Christmas markets, the wonderful history of the lake's towns, and of course a bit of skiing. Annelies shared so many insights with us, that really helped our immersive experience and to have the best Schwarzwald Torte ever! The house was very comfortable, and of a high standard. We are very grateful to this wonderful family for opening their home (and car ) to us, so that we could have such a super holiday. ”
Where is it?
Immenstaad is a resort town (6000 inhabitants) on the shores of Lake Constance (Bodensee) in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. The area is breathtakingly beautiful, probably one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. Close to the Alps, in the midst of wineries (do try the wines, they are outstanding!), rolling hills, historic villages, and let's not forget, the lake.
Lake Constance is great for swimming and all kinds of watersports. We own a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) for you to use. A yachtclub not far from us (5 minute walk) rents out pedalos, sailing- and motorboats, no special license needed as a guest!
Visit the island of Mainau (aka the Flower-island), it's lovely! We're close to Munich, Bavaria (2 hour drive) and Zurich, Switzerland 1,5 hour. The city of Stuttgart is 1,5 hour drive away. Visit the famous castle of Neuschwanstein in Füssen, Bavaria (about 2 hours). Several other old castles and quaint towns can be visited from our area in daytrips. The medieval castle in Meersburg is in the next town down the lake (10 minute drive), and the castle of Sigmaringen is about 45 minutes away.
Other cities worth a visit are Konstanz, Ravensburg, Überlingen, Lindau, Bregenz (Austria), St. Gallen, Baden-Baden and many more. Lots of outdoor activities too!
Venture into Switzerland or Austria, the mountains are around the corner. Visit the famous Schaffhausen Waterfalls, pictoresque Appenzell in Switzerland or the amazing gorge Breitachklamm near Oberstdorf.
The nearest international airport is the international airport of Zurich, Switzerland or you can fly via Frankfurt to the local airport of Friedrichshafen (5 miles from Immenstaad). The international airports of Stuttgart or Munich airports are good possibilities too.
Our town is a favorite holidayspot for Germans, nice and lively in summer, our house sits on a dead-end street and is therefore very peaceful. The pebblestone beach (free access) is only a 2 minute walk from our house. The view from the lake is on the Swiss mountains and just stunning. An indoor swimmingpool on the lake with all facilities, incl. large lawn for sunbathing, beach, beachvolleyball courts, a playground and toddlerpool is a few minutes walk further along the coast.
Immenstaad town has a shoppingstreet and 2 supermarkets, a weekly produce market and an organic foodstore. We have lovely restaurants, and delightful bakeries open also on sundaymornings for fresh rolls! It is a nice, quaint village with a holiday feel to it. Hiking in the area behind the lake is recommended; also a great area for biking. The biketour all around the lake is famous!
Use Immenstaad as a starting point for the many excursions and daytrips that can be made in the area; by car (car exchange negotiable), by bus, train or boat. Bavaria, Switzerland and Austria are very close. We'll leave all the necessary info in the house.
For information on what the area has to offer, have a look at the following websites:
Look at http://www.bahn.com/i/view/DEU/en/index.shtml for cheap day- traintickets (the so-called Baden-Württembergticket) from ¤23,- v.v. for max. 5 persons. Travel with this ticket as far as Basel (Basel has a trainstation in Germany!) in two hours direct from Friedrichshafen station.
Winetasting of wonderful local wines:
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