The Bodensee (Lake Constance) region is one of the most stunning areas in Central Europe. Cycling, swimming, sailing – for those who love sports, the region must feel like paradise. However, various cultural attractions such as the Bregenzer Festspiele (Bregenz Festival) are certain to fascinate lovers of art. The area has always inspired writers – from Hermann Hesse to Martin Walser.
Picturesque places like Mainau and Konstanz are drawing tourists from all over the world throughout the seasons. They all enjoy discovering the beautiful towns of Switzerland, Germany and Austria along the 273-kilometre shore of the marvellous lake.
One of the biggest sports events of the region is set to take place on the 4th of October: this year’s edition of the 3-Länder-Marathon. Participants will run along lakeshores in all three countries before finishing the race at the Casino Stadium of Bregenz.
Various events such as a Pasta Party will be organised as well to create a perfect weekend for all runners and their friends and families. For more information, visit the official 3-Länder-Marathon website: http://www.sparkasse-3-laender-marathon.at
Dumont’s Bodensee Bildatlas is an ideal guide for holidaymakers coming to the Lake Constance area. On 120 pages, the publication features many useful tips, addresses and links for destinations in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. Readers can find out more about the best sites to go swimming. The Bildatlas also provides information regarding cycling, the local vineyards and the tradition-rich cheese production.
By Cornelia Tomaschko and Johann Scheibner
Published by Dumont (www.dumontreise.de)
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