The versatility of Ravensburg, Germany
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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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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 »
Recent reviews for Ravensburg
Attraktionen in Ravensburg - Jul 28, 2009, by Victoria
Das Untertor war damals der Ausgang der Stadt.Hier wurde auch ein Gitter früher gebaut aber das ist in der zwischen Zeit weg.Es ist nocht so besonders wie zum Beispiel der Mehlsack aber er ist auch ein turm den man ungedingt sehen muss... 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 »
Ravensburg - Jul 6, 2010, by asterix
Ravensburg is a little German town, actually the capital of the district of Ravensburg, Baden-Wuertenberg. A really beautiful medieval town with over 10 towers all over the town and beautiful buildings. The people there are really relaxed,... Read more »
Rutenfest - Jul 28, 2009, by Victoria
Rutenfest das ist das beste fest im ganzem Jahr.Es geht vom 24 Juli-28 Juli.Es ist ein gaaaaaaaaaaanz besonderes Fest.Es fängt am Freitag an da isch froher auftakt am samstag ist insignienübergabe und das armbrustschießen... Read more »
Über Ravensburg - Sep 2, 2006, by MadSuh
Erstes Lied Vom Barette schwankt die Feder, wiegt und biegt im Winde sich. Unser Wams aus Büffelleder ist zerfetzt von Hieb und Stich. Stich und Hieb, und ein Lieb, muß ein, ja muß ein Landsknecht haben. Unsre... Read more »
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