Lakes, Rivers and Coastlines in Germany
  • Monastic Island of Reichenau

    Pirminstraße 145, 78479 Insel Reichenau

    How to Get There?


      With the Deutsche Bahn you can reach the train station on Monastic Island. From Konstanz it is only a 30 minute drive

      DB BAHN

      From Konstanz you have to take the B33 with the direction to Singen/Reichenau then turn left on the Pirminstraße. This is a 15 minutes drive.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 47.697632
      LONGTITUDE: 9.061120



      The bus 7372 from the main train station in Konstanz takes you the Island.

      Nearest station

      Insel Reichenau

    Why Go There?

    The Monastic Island is the largest island in Lake Constance. Since 2000 it is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This island is an outstanding example of religious and cultural role in the Middle Ages.

    The Monastic Island is a part of Reichenau an inhabited island in the district of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg. This lake with its 4,3 squarekilometers, is the largest from all three Constance lakes. It includes the district of upper, middel and lower cell. At the end of the avenue, where you finally arrived on the Island, a statue of the bishop Pirmin, who foundend the monastery in the year 724 there and recalls the centuries-old history of the Church, welcomes all the travellers. 



    Location Details

    Escape Address: Pirminstraße 145, 78479 Insel Reichenau, Reichenau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Wine tasting

    Since 818, wine is grown on the island of Reichenau, which includes an area of 18 hectares. Since 1896 the growers are organized as a cooperative and annually they press and sell about 150.000 liters of wine in the monastery basement.


    Only 15 minutes away from the island you can reach the city Constance, which is the biggest city in Lake Constance. You can enjoy the beautiful city with all its sights, such as theaters, museums and the Philharmonie. Constance has also a lot of water fun to offer, such as the Bodensee-Therme.

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