Lake Constance with kids

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Lake Constance is the third largest lake in Central Europe and, due to its border with Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is an ideal place for an active holiday. There are many beautiful places to go on a trip with kids and there is a playground on every corner.

Thanks to the great location of Lake Constance, you are a stone’s throw away in Austria and Switzerland, so you can go on trips abroad. Liechtenstein can also be reached by car in an hour. Four states for one vacation, what more could you want.

Where to go with kids around the Lake Constance?

The surroundings of the lake are interwoven with cycle paths. You can best admire the beauty of the local nature from the bicycle seats. And which places will your children have 100% fun and it doesn’t matter if you visit them on foot, by car or by bike? Here is our selection of several of them.

Affenberg Salem or feeding monkeys popcorn

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Affenberg is a safari-style mini ZOO where monkeys run free among you, which you can feed with popcorn (feeding is included).

You can only give popcorn one piece at a time, with your hand outstretched and the other behind your back. The monkeys are domesticated and there is nothing to be afraid of, even if they sometimes don’t look very nice. Young children are prohibited from feeding monkeys for safety reasons.

In addition to monkeys, you will come across an awful lot of storks, waterfowl, deer and deer.

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Mainau Island

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You definitely have to visit this island with your children! It is a flower island where children will definitely not be bored. Thanks to a lot of beautiful flowers, it plays with all colors and the children are definitely not forgotten here.

They have prepared a great children’s park with water features, a rope park, climbing frames, slides, a ball track, a mini railway or a mini zoo. The butterfly house will also be an experience for children.

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Pfänder peak – view of Lake Constance

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The Pfänder peak is just a small mountain, but the view of Lake Constance offers a perfect one (weather permitting). In addition to the lake, you will also see the incoming Rhine River and the town of Bregenz, from where you can go to the top by cable car. If you are lucky with the weather, you will see the Alps beautifully from here. At the top is a beautiful playground with a slide and a restaurant.

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The area also includes the Alpenwildpark, where children can come into direct contact with wild boars, deer, mouflons, ibex and other alpine animals. You will also find a steep slide from the slope here.

You can take the cable car from Bregenz (from Steinbruchgasse, near the train station), walk or drive to the parking lot 1 km below the summit and from there on foot.

Rhine Falls

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The Rhine Falls are the largest in Europe in terms of water flow. You will find them in Switzerland, just a short distance from Lake Constance, and it is a really wonderful spectacle.
Definitely buy a ticket for a boat that will take you directly under the waterfalls. It is an unforgettable experience for children!

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Sea Life Constance

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Visitors to Sea Life Konstanz can discover the world underwater with dry feet. The huge aquarium is right on the lake between the port of Constance and the Swiss border. More than 3,000 freshwater and saltwater fish in more than 30 aquariums are presented on an area of ​​3,000 square meters. The highlight is an eight-meter-long Mediterranean tunnel leading through a huge aquarium, containing 320,000 liters of seawater.

The most popular animals in SeaLife are seahorses, octopuses, blacktip sharks but also sea turtles and cute penguins. The underwater world in Constance is ideal for smaller children.

Then visit with the children a stylish wooden playground focusing on the stones. It is right next to the Sea Life Konstanz complex, free of charge.

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Friedrichshafen and the Zeppelin Museum

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Several airships are hovering over Lake Constance. And you can sit in it! Thanks to the museum in Friedrichshafen, you will learn the whole story of Zeppelin. For children, they have a lot of interactive games and digital elements. There is also a model of life-size cabins and lounges, where you can sit in a copy of a period chair or see what the interiors of the airships looked like.

And if you want an unconventional experience, you can fly straight through the airship!

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Pfahlbauten – Museum of Pole Buildings

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Thanks to the Unteruhldingen Museum of Pole Buildings, which is on the UNESCO list, children can learn more about the Stone Age. They will learn how our ancestors lived and also why they built houses on the water. There is a paid parking lot (where you can also spend the night) – 10 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by train. There is also a children’s playground nearby.

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The town of Lindau

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Lindau is a charming town where, thanks to the port, you will feel a bit like Italy. Take a walk around the harbor. You can take children around the city by train. There are many restaurants by the port.

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