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Wazling's pictureby Wazling review
added on 12th of April, 2009

Ravensburg is a amazing place. In the two world wars it wasn't heavily hit, so the medieval town is completely preserved. It's really interesting to see for example the old town hall from the 15th century or the many towers of medieval times, still present in the towns view with some parts of the old city wall. If you only want to watch that, you can spend at least a whole day.

Together with the new 'Humpis Museum', where you can take a look at the local history, it's even possible to touch it, you can dive deep into the history of medieval people of Ravensburg and around.

But there're more things you can do. If you just want to relax, go to one of the many bars and restaurants, spread all over the city, but mainly around the central place, the 'Marienplatz'. There you can also find many shops, where you can let your women go shopping while you enjoy a coffee or a beer.

Even for nightlife you have got some possibilities to go to, for every taste and age. The most are around the railway station and close to it. So you definitely aren't allowed to miss it!

 

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Ravensburg History

After the fall of that dynasty Ravensburg started to reign itself. These right were confirmed in 1278 by Rudolf I., the habsburgian emperor. Ravensburg was from this times a free city, with only the emperor above it. The castle Ravensburg was still owned by the emperor and from this times seat of the Landvogt, an official of Rudolf I. The citizens of Ravensburg built an tower about 50 meters high, to be able to look at the offical of the emperor. This tower was later on called "Mehlsack", because of its white color, similar to flour. In late medieval times, Ravensburg was the seat of a well known german trading company, the Humpis,... Read more »

 
 
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Türme - Jul 24, 2009, by Victoria
In RV gibt es viele Türme und jeder hat seine eigene Geschichte.Es gibt z.B. Den Mehlsack,dan Blaserturm,die Veitsburg,der gemalte Turm,das Untertor,das Obertor,... .Also und jeden kann man besichtigen(glaub ich jedenfalls).Von der... Read more »

Having great time at Rutenfest - Oct 12, 2006, by MadSuh
Rutenfest was again awesome. I always feel fortunate to be able to spend time with all my friends there. It's a ton of people that you only see once a year and you still have a somewhat close relationship with all of them. In the US this... Read more »

Das Kornhaus - Jul 28, 2009, by Victoria
Das kornhaus war früher wie der Name schon sagt ein haus wo man korn unter gebracht hat.Jetzt ist es eine große Bücherrei. Es dient auch als haltestelle und es ist auch ein toller Ort um Sachen zu versteigen oder so was... Read more »

Der mehlsack - Jul 28, 2009, by Victoria
Der mehlsack ist einer der vielllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllen  toooooooooooollllllllllllllen Türme in RV.Er hat mindestens 400 stufen und ist mindestens 50 meter hoch ich finde er ist der... Read more »

Das Obertor in Ravensburg - Jul 28, 2009, by Victoria
Das Obertor in Ravensburg war sozusagen der Eingang zu der Ravensburger Innenstadt es hatte früher auch ein Gitter das jetzt weg ist da es renoviert wurde.Leider kann man nicht hinaufsteigen.Früher war dort eine Art Zoll die alles... Read more »

 
 

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