Konstanz is located on the northwestern shore of Lake Constance (on the border with Switzerland) and is crossed by the Rhine.
Spared from the bombings of the Second World War thanks to the fact that it is on the border with Switzerland, it has kept its historic center intact.
The Münster, the city’s cathedral, was built in the Romanesque style in 1054.
The Rheintortum, Schnelztor and Pulverurm Towers were built between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries and are located on the Rhine.
On the lakefront is the Konzilgeäude, the palace where the Council of Constance was held and the Statue of Imperia, symbol of the city and located at the entrance to the port.
In the vicinity of Constance, about 70 km away, are the Schaffhausen Rhine Falls in Switzerland.