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  • Schloss Heiligenberg
    Schloss Heiligenberg Photo: Achim Mende, Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus
  • Schloss Heiligenberg
    Schloss Heiligenberg Photo: Hermann Böhne, Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
  • Pferde beim Martinsweiher
    Pferde beim Martinsweiher Photo: Hermann Böhne, Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
  • Blick bei Hödingen auf den Bodensee Photo: Albert Riester, Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
  • Landschaft bei Schloss Salem Photo: Hermann Böhne, Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
  • Aachtobel Photo: Jutta Halder, Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
  • Salemer Klosterweiher Photo: Hermann Böhne, Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
  • Steg am Killenweiher Photo: Bernhard Waurick, Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
  • Blick von Schloss Heiligenberg Photo: Veronika Schiele, Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
  • Schloss Salem Photo: Veronika Schiele, Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.

Bodensee-Linzgau

A rich and diverse cultural landscape awaits you in the Linzgau holiday region behind the cities of Meersburg and Überlingen. Ice age hills, numerous small ponds, rivers and idyllic ravines, pretty villages and fertile fields, lush orchards and sun-drenched vineyards form a landscape that is one of the most beautiful in Lake Constance.
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Attractions in Bodensee-Linzgau


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Castle · Bodensee
Salem Monastery and Castle
Bodensee

Salem Abbey and Castle is one of the most significant cultural monuments in the Lake Constance area. ...

from Susan Wacker,   Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
Castle · Bodensee
Heiligenberg Castle
Bodensee

The Heiligenberg Castle, located high above Lake Constance, which shapes the landscape of the ...

from V. Schiele,   Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
Zoo / Wildlife Park · Bodensee
Affenberg Salem
Bodensee

The Hofgut Mendlishausen, once the manor of the Salem monastery, now houses the well-known Affenberg. ...

from V. Schiele,   Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
Museum · Bodensee
Feuchtmayer Museum
Bodensee

The small, lovingly designed museum in Salem-Mimmenhausen gives an insight into the life and work of ...

from Susan Wacker,   Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
Museum · Bodensee
Tüftler-Werkstatt-Museum
Bodensee

The Tüftler-Werkstatt-Museum is a special kind of technical monument: a mechanic workshop that is ...

from Susan Wacker,   Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
Museum · Bodensee
Bodenseeobst-Museum
Bodensee

The small, interestingly designed Bodenseeobst-Museum in Frickingen is devoted to a wide variety of ...

from Susan Wacker,   Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
Museum · Bodensee
Tanning Museum Lohmühle
Bodensee

In Frickingen-Leustetten there is still a Lohmühle from 1835, which was turned into a tannery museum ...

from Susan Wacker,   Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
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Castle · Bodensee
Salem Monastery and Castle
Bodensee

Salem Abbey and Castle is one of the most significant cultural monuments in the Lake Constance area. ...

from Susan Wacker,   Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
Castle · Bodensee
Heiligenberg Castle
Bodensee

The Heiligenberg Castle, located high above Lake Constance, which shapes the landscape of the ...

from V. Schiele,   Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
Zoo / Wildlife Park · Bodensee
Affenberg Salem
Bodensee

The Hofgut Mendlishausen, once the manor of the Salem monastery, now houses the well-known Affenberg. ...

from V. Schiele,   Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
Museum · Bodensee
Feuchtmayer Museum
Bodensee

The small, lovingly designed museum in Salem-Mimmenhausen gives an insight into the life and work of ...

from Susan Wacker,   Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
Museum · Bodensee
Tüftler-Werkstatt-Museum
Bodensee

The Tüftler-Werkstatt-Museum is a special kind of technical monument: a mechanic workshop that is ...

from Susan Wacker,   Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
Museum · Bodensee
Bodenseeobst-Museum
Bodensee

The small, interestingly designed Bodenseeobst-Museum in Frickingen is devoted to a wide variety of ...

from Susan Wacker,   Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
Museum · Bodensee
Tanning Museum Lohmühle
Bodensee

In Frickingen-Leustetten there is still a Lohmühle from 1835, which was turned into a tannery museum ...

from Susan Wacker,   Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V.
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A look into the past

The term "Linzgau" goes back to the Latin derivation of the Celtic river name "Lentia", which originated as Linzer Aach in the north of the region and flows into Lake Constance under the name Seefelder Ach near Unteruhldingen.
Archaeological finds already document a settlement in the Stone Age, the first pile dwellings on the lakeshore date from the Neolithic Age and grave finds date from Celtic times. Thereafter, the Linzgau also belonged to the sphere of influence of the Roman Empire, before Alemannic tribes settled here. The Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus mentions a tribe in the 4th century AD, which is named after the Celtic river name "Lentienser" and is described in the historical sources as particularly raucous ....

But don't worry, the Lentienser of today know how to behave well.

Small profile of the region

Significant cultural monuments, such as Salem Castle and Heiligenberg Castle or the Baroque pilgrimage church Birnau, can be found here as well as numerous art historical gems in the individual places. Several small museums provide you with an insight into everyday life and the working world of days gone by.

Especially as a nature lover, you will experience a true paradise in the holiday region Bodensee-Linzgau with the idyllic Aachtobel, incidentally Germany's oldest nature reserve, various natural monuments and biotopes, which can best be seen by food or discover with a bike. The hikers and cyclists are offered an extensive, well-signposted network of trails and interesting themed trails, which often include wonderful views of the Linzgau landscape, Lake Constance and the Alps.

And what could be nicer than to complete an eventful vacation day with a delicious meal and a good glass of wine? The "Linzgau cooks", the participants of the marketing community "Salemertal genießen" and numerous farmers pamper you with fresh, seasonal products from the region all year round.

Five municipalities - one region

The holiday resorts of Frickingen, Heiligenberg, Herdwangen-Schönach, Owingen and Salem have joined together to form the Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e.V., in order to present their guests with a variety of experiences and attractions of the region and the entire Lake Constance from a single source. And the friendly hosts of these places offer everything from hotels to farm holidays at a fair price-performance ratio.

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Gehrenberg,Höchsten,Heiligenberg by Egon
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