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Why come to Ravensburg?, Germany

 
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MadSuh's pictureby MadSuh review
added on 15th of December, 2008
I live in this town... anybody who has ever been here will confirm that this is one great little place. There are only 50,000 people living here, but live is gooood. the town is small, but had not been destroyed in a long time, so that all old buildings are still intact and make for a real nice inner city where you can go shopping or just walk around and grab some drinks.
the city's main attraction are its towers. there are 11 of them and I have only climed one of them :)
The city offers a beautiful inner city. It is surrounded by lots of hills, meadows, forest, lakes and creeks which make the surround area really beautiful. The town is also close to 'Bodensee', or Lake Constance, which is the largest lake (by water mass) in Europe. Also, it is located real close to Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and France making this a real central location in Europe. Whether you want to see some nice German town, or you want to enjoy the outdoors, this is a nice place to visit.
 

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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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Das Humpishaus - Jul 28, 2009, by Victoria
Das humishaus ist eigentlich ein museum das erst neu eröffnet hat es erzählt die Geschichte von Ravensburg. Dort sieht man auch nochmal den ganzen Stadtplan von Ravensburg und der Eintritt ist sehr billig .So viel gibt es nicht... 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 »

Ravensburger Spiele - Jul 28, 2009, by Victoria
Ravensburger Spiele ist auch ein gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanz besonderes Fest kann man schon sagen es kommt gleich nach dem Rutenfest das aber viel besser ist aber nun zurück zu den Ravensburger Spielen.Ravensburg... Read more »

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 »

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 »

 
 

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