Adjoining Konstanz in neighbouring Germany, the Swiss city of Kreuzlingen forms part of the largest urban area on Lake Constance’s shores. It takes its name from an Augustinian abbey that was founded here in 1125 before being burned down by Swedish troops during the 17th-century Thirty Years' War.
Things to do in Kreuzlingen
For insight into the region’s past, pay a visit to the Rosenegg Museum, which occupies a Baroque-era winery that was expanded with a villa-style extension in the late 18th century. Learn about the history of Kreuzlingen and see vintage scales in the “Weights and Measures” exhibition, then learn about the historic border issues with Konstanz in the former air-raid shelter.
Sprawling along the edge of Kreuzlingen Harbour is Seeburg Park, which is the largest public park overlooking Lake Constance. You can get up close to domesticated animals at the Tierpark and enjoy a game of mini-golf or rent a pedal boat to explore the lake at your leisure. Also within the park is the Restaurant Schloss Seeburg and the Seemuseum Kreuzlingen, which explores the maritime history of the region.
Travelling with kids? Don’t miss a visit to Conny Land, an award-winning theme park that boasts around 60 different attractions. Brave Europe’s largest linear roller coaster, the “Cobra”, or let loose in the “VooDoolsland” interactive water playground before watching the park’s talented dolphins and seals in action during a live show.
Getting around Kreuzlingen
Kreuzlingen is a 10-minute drive from Konstanz and around 45 minutes from Zürich Airport. Regular trains connect from central Zürich to the Kreuzlingen railway station and buses travel throughout the city. The centre of Kreuzlingen is compact enough to explore on foot and ferries travel from Kreuzlingen Harbour to destinations across Lake Constance.