"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.

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  • Odiseya's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    I didn't know about this place and now I wont to visit it! Thank you for introduction!

    • german_eagle's Profile Photo
      Jan 12, 2015 at 1:24 AM

      Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comments and ratings. Yes, it's a place that doesn't see many tourists - which makes it even more interesting, somehow.

    • Odiseya's Profile Photo
      Jan 12, 2015 at 8:12 AM

      I like off-the-beaten path places!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Ingo, lovely little page about this well known border city.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    A nice page on this pleasant little city on the Swiss-German border. It's great that you don't even realise you're crossing the border if you walk along the lakeshore.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    Thats an interesting place with a wonderfull church and a great castle and gardens, a great place for an excursion next summer !

  • Kathrin_E's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Looks like a nice option for a quick excursion from Konstanz. The Mount of Olives is spectacular. Not so sure if I'd like that view tower...

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    very nice place!! and views of the lake in the Seeburg's garden are amazing!!

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