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Inselhotel, Konstanz: 1 reviews and 2 photos

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  • Inselhotel - Konstanz
    by Kathrin_E
  • Inselhotel - Konstanz
    by Kathrin_E

The smallest island in Bodensee is not the Mainau, as one might think. The smallest island is a very tiny one just offshore from Konstanz, divided from the mainland by no more than a few metres of water.

The island has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In the 13th century Dominican monks settled here and built their monastery. The church reform under Emperor Joseph II led to the closing of the convent in 1785. The buildings including the church were then used as a cotton manufacture. In the late 19th century the complex was turned into a hotel. The former church now serves as dining hall, the cloister serves as lobby, the convent buildings contain guest rooms. A series of murals in the cloister, painted by Carl von Häberlin in the late 19th century, present events from the history of Konstanz, including a picture of the cotton factory in the former monastery building.

The Inselhotel is Konstanz?s first address, if not the most upscale hotel around the entire lake. In case you intend to stay there, be prepared for steep prices. It must be pleasant to stay on the quiet island and enjoy the view of the lake but this requires a bigger purse than mine?

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  • Written Aug 7, 2010
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