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You’ll find Konstanz at the mouth of the Rhine, where the river exits the Lake Constance. The pretty town lies on the German-Swiss border. The city has much to thank this proximity for – it ensured that the Allied WWII bombings didn’t touch the city, as Switzerland was a neutral country.

Settled as far back as the Stone Age, the city’s recorded history goes back to Roman times. The city became the seat of the bishopric in the sixth century, and thus an important spiritual centre. Thriving trade in the Middle Ages and its strategic location led to it being made and Imperial City. Later it became a part of Germany during the years of Germany’s unification.

For a tourist, Konstanz’s well preserved old town is a great place to wander about, especially the Neiderburg District. Some of the houses here are over 700 years old. There are usually a lot of things to do at the harbour, which is watched over by the infamous Imperia Statue. Close to the Swiss-German border there are a series of sculptures representing the tarot, called the Great Arcana. You can take sightseeing trips out onto the lake or to the nearby Mainau Flower Island, which is about 4km from the city. Konstanz also hosts multiple festivals throughout the year, of which the Seenachtfest, is the most fun. In June or July, there is a huge cross border flea market. Pedestrian Konstanz is also a great place for shopping.

Konstanz Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Konstanz tips for your visit

  • Tip only if you find services exceptional.
  • Prefer walking to driving around; parking spaces are rare.

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Facts and Stats for Konstanz*

  • Pollution Statistics in Konstanz

    Know the pollution level of Konstanz before you plan your visit.

    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Konstanz: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Konstanz for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Konstanz.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 21.43 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 21.43 (Low)
    • Attacks 32.14 (Low)
    • Drug offense 39.29 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96.43 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 82.14 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.29 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.57 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.29 (Low)
  • Living in Konstanz - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Konstanz is 213.59 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 72.32 (High)
    • Climate Index 81.47 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 3.45 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 108.58 (High)
    • Health Care Index 61.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.96 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 137.37 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Konstanz

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Konstanz

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.52 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.62 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 60.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 128.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 104.51 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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