The 55-metre high castle church, made out of sandstone, is the town’s landmark. It was built between 1695 and 1701, and it is considered as one of the best-known baroque-style buildings in the region. Call in advance if you want to book a guided tour, and do not forget to check out the castle itself as well.
The Lake Constance Festival, better known as Bodensee-Festival, annually and under changing topics displays about 80 events at up to 35 venues. The festival sees itself primarily as an interdisciplinary arts event that every year presents orchestral, chamber and organ orchestras, jazz, theatre, dance and literature as essential parts of its unique program.
This restaurant serves a variety of both international and local dishes, which are all prepared with attention to details. In addition to its high quality menu, this restaurant is only 100 metres away from Lake Constance, and sitting down on their lovely decorated summer terrace is highly recommended.
In this restaurant, you can enjoy specialities from the regions around Lake Constance. The dishes are always well prepared, basing on regional and fresh ingredients, and influenced by a creative touch – also, treat yourself with a glass of Lake Constance wine, or a colourful cocktail at this hotel's own bar afterwards.
At this traditional Swabian restaurant located in the Schnetzenhausen district, you can choose from a range of specialities. The specialities include fresh fish, game from the hotel’s own hunting ground, as well as some regional wines. It also has a seasonal menu.
If you have a craving for something sweet you should head to Café Höpker, as this place has high quality confectionery products from the finest ingredients. Here you can enjoy everything from classic cakes and modern patisseries to delicious home-made ice cream and tasty chocolate. If you are longing for great breakfast or small snacks, you will also strike there.
The Gessler 1862 is a tastefully decorated cafe-bar right next to Lake Constance, where you can enjoy fresh food, a fine selection of cakes, and a daily changing lunch menu on a beautifully furnished terrace. Furthermore, there is a connected bookstore with a a selected range of books, where, also, regular events such as live music, culinary specialities and readings are part of the program.
Café Karamell's motto of "Kaffee und Köstlichkeiten" stands for "coffee and delicacies": while the organic coffee is both good for the environment and great in taste, their breakfast menu offers a great variety ranging from scrambled eggs with salmon to pancakes with fresh fruits. Do not forget to check out their weekly changing lunch menu.
The BA.R at Hotel City Krone offers a range of fine wines from the surrounding regions as well as a variety of fresh and exotic cocktails, and they also serve a huge variety of German beer, along with small and typical German snacks. Do treat yourself and make sure to enjoy the trendy atmosphere.
Metropol is a popular club with a modern interior, based in former military barracks and frequented by a huge crowd of friendly people. Make sure to visit the adjacent Groove Box, a smaller room that was designed by art students, and you may also want to join the regular film screenings and open air events during summer.
This venue is based in the railway station of the district Friedrichshafen-Fischbach, where it regularly hosts music events such as Jazz evenings and 80's and 90's parties. Remember to check out its program in advance, and think of that you can also take dinner here, as they serve a wonderful Brazilian buffet.
The open-air beach club pleasures people of all kind with outstanding drinks and food in a remarkable atmosphere. The selection of drinks ranges from espresso and selected wines up to delicious cocktails and Hefeweizen on tap, and you will also find yourself happy about the huge menu.
Pier 40 is a rustic beer bar in the heart of Friedrichshafen, where you kind find all kinds of draught beer and mixed drinks and where you can watch all football games live on Sky HD. If you, however, just want to grab drink, then head for the lovely Biergarten outside and enjoy, during summer time only.
The shoe house Werdich has long been a prime address in Friedrichshafen, for buying both high quality and good looking shoes. The striking front of the shoe shop is not to be overlooked, as various lovely women's, men's and children's shoes are always on sale.
If you decide for Intersport, you will find all sorts of sports equipment and clothes coming along with activities like hiking, skiing, running or indoor sports. At Baur-Schlegel's store, it is even possible to rent ski and snowboard equipment or to do a feet or movement analysis.
The name "HEKA" is well known in Friedrichshafen, as its fashion boutique houses all kinds of clothing, from a huge variety of brands, and for women, men and children. If you just want to have a look around, let this shop inspire you and you will end up buying a clothing souvenir anyways. .
Bodensee Airport is located three kilometres north-east of the city. By far, the easiest way to travel to central Friedrichshafen is by train, and the journey takes approximately 5-10 minutes depending on your final stop. A taxi ride will take about 8 minutes, and there are also car rental companies and shuttles available at the airport.
Germany can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
The best time to visit Friedrichshafen is the summer, between May and September, as you can enjoy both the outdoor activities as well as many events during that perios. However, the autumn can be nice for having a walk along the lake, whereas the winter is often dominated by heavy fog due to high humidity.
Pharmacies are located over the whole town, and a main one is the Bodensee Apotheke. Other pharmacies can be found here: Seehas Apotheke Metzstraße 2, Friedrichshafen +49 754 137 775 99 Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-7pm. Sat 8am-4pm Apotheke am hafen Karlastraße 57, Friedrichshafen +49 754 123 136 Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-6pm. Sat 9am-2pm
Post offices are located over the whole town, just look for the yellow signs to find a letter box or post office. The main post office is at Ailinger Straße but there are other shops as well: Post Office Eckmähde 64, Friedrichshafen +49 754 195 204 23 Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm. Sat 8am-12pm Post Office Zeppelingstraße 296, Friedrichshafen +49 180 233 33