"Kreuzlingen - a pleasant surprise" Kreuzlingen by german_eagle
Kreuzlingen Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 25 photos
Kreuzlingen is a small town (pop. 19,000) right on the Swiss-German border. Actually, it is the twin city of German Konstanz. The border is hardly present at all, what you realise, though, is the difference between the currencies - Swiss Franc vs. Euro. LOL
Kreuzlingen was founded more than 1000 years ago but has a pretty young, modern appearance - there's no medieval old town, small cobbled alleys, old townhouses like across the border in Konstanz. The reason is that Kreuzlingen has been destroyed a couple of times by the people of Konstanz, once in the the Swabian war 1499, another time in the 30-years war.
Nowadays Kreuzlingen is a green sort of garden city with neat more or less old houses along the streets, always with nice gardens. And gardens is the key word here - I enjoyed the publicly accessible gardens, especially along the lake tremendously.
Getting to/from Kreuzlingen is very easy. There are train stations in both Kreuzlingen and Konstanz (the neighbouring... more travel advice
I mentioned in the intro that Kreuzlingen is a green town - and it proves nowhere else as much as along the lakeshore... more travel advice
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