Meersburg cascades down the hillsides to the banks of cobalt-blue Lake Constance. The fairy-tale town is one of the prettiest in Germany and will charm you with its cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and a medieval castle. Excellent restaurants and wine taverns make Meersburg a rewarding destination for foodies.
Things to do in Meersburg
Strolling around the historic centre and picturesque lakefront is one of the best ways to enjoy Meersburg. Colourful houses dot the shoreline and add to the picturesque aesthetic. Pedal boat rentals are a leisurely way to explore Lake Constance.
Enchanting Neues Schloss soars over the town centre and recalls the reign of Prince-Bishop Johann Franz Schenk von Stauffenberg. Tours take you behind the scenes of the magnificent Baroque castle. Peer into the lavishly decorated royal apartments and wander around the sprawling gardens with stunning views over Lake Constance.
Vineum occupies a centuries-old hospice and charts the rich history of winemaking in Meersburg and Lake Constance. Learn about the different varietals produced in the region and marvel at one of the oldest wine presses in Europe. Entry also includes tastings of locally produced wines, including the region’s iconic Pinot Noir.
From cosy cafes to Michelin-starred restaurants, Meersburg has a flourishing food scene. Enjoy local dishes like “spatzle” egg noodles, “schäufele” pig’s shoulder and fresh fish caught in Lake Constance. You’ll also find “weinstuben” wine taverns on every corner that are perfect for enjoying a glass of local Pinot Noir.
Getting around Meersburg
Meersburg is located on the north-east banks of Lake Constance, a two-hour drive from Stuttgart and 2.5 hours from Munich. The town is compact and easy to get around on foot while parking is available outside the historic centre. Ferries run between Meersburg and Konstanz, where you’ll find the closest train station. Zurich Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away.