Suggested castle and palace experiences

in the four-country region
Hallau close to Lake Constance

Weinkrone Museum

Housed in the former winegrower's house “Krone," the Weinkrone Museum invites you to discover the history of wine growing in Canton Schaffhausen. Opened in 1983 and...
Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Arenenberg – Chateau and Napoleonic museum

The chateau is situated at one of the most beautiful vantage points in the Lake Constance region. In 1816, Hortense de Beauharnais, stepdaughter of Napoleon I, chose to exile...

Meßkirch Palace

Built in the Renaissance style by the Counts of Zimmern in 1557, Meßkirch Palace is one of the first four-wing structures north of the Alps. You will see Germany’s oldest...
Salem Monastery and Palace at Lake Constance

Salem Monastery and Palace

The former Cistercian abbey and present-day Salem Palace is located in the midst of extensive parks and gardens. It came into the possession of the margraves of Baden in 1802...

Tettnang New Palace

The former residence of the Counts of Montfort is one of the most attractive palaces in Upper Swabia. The rich fittings were created by leading stucco plasterers and...
Castle Vaduz in the Principality of Liechtenstein close to Lake Constance

Vaduz Castle

Vaduz Castle sits enthroned about 120 metres above the capital city Vaduz. It is the emblematic landmark of the capital of Liechtenstein and the seat of the country’s royal...

Meersburg New Palace

The New Palace crowns the city silhouette of Meersburg high above Lake Constance. The representative residence of the Prince-Bishops began to be built in 1710 and since then...
Old Castle in Meersburg at Lake Constance

Old Castle in Meersburg

Cross the heavy drawbridge and walk through the wooden doors to enter the Middle Ages. Allegedly Germany’s oldest and continuously (inhabited) castle, the original fortress...
Schloss Hohenzollern in Sigmaringen in der Nähe vom Bodensee

Hohenzollern - Sigmaringen Castle

Initially built as a fortress, Sigmaringen Castle, perched between the Swabian Jura and Lake Constance, is now considered a palace, a princely residence where the later...