Ravensburg Travel Guide, Germany
The city lies at about 17 kilometers nort-east of the lake of conctance. It has got the "Linzgau" on it´s west and the "Altdorfer forrest" on north-east side. The river "Schussen" flows through the town area, then directly in the lake of constance.
Ravensburg is neighboured by varoius villages and cities, like Weingarten, famous for its barock Basilika, one of the biggest in germany, Berg, Horgenzell, Schlier, Grünkraut und Bodnegg.
Ravensburg lies in a valley, opened to the lake of constance. The lake is a big storage of warmth, so the climate is moderate and in the winter its not as cols as in the region. Sometimes i can be even worse, if the lake freezes completely, happened last time in 1963.
Another effect are the fogs, caused of the warm air, coming up from the lake.
Ravensburg also lies in the direction of the warm winds, coming up from the mediterreanean sea. In the past that made it also possible to grow wine at about 500 metres over NN.
Ravensburg is good situated, regarding the traffic. Public transport connects you to all the surrounding villages and cities, also to many places within Ravensburg.
Besides that, the city has got an railwaystation, recently renovated, that brings you easily for example to Ulm, which is an railway hub, connecting you to everywhere else in germany or directly to the lake of contance, a well known recreation area.
If you go to Ravensburg by car, it´s also no problem, because all the highways run by the city. For example the B 30, B 31, B 32. And even the highways A96 Lindau to Munich and A8 Ulm to Stuttgart etc. are close by and easy teo reach.
Even a local airport at Friedrichshafen is only about 10 Kilometers away from the city.
Ravensburg hast got many shops, where you can buy nearly everthing. It´s the place where the people from around come to to shop.
Besides that, there are some well known companies situated at Ravensburg:
Ravensburger AG, originating from and still having its headquarters in the city, is a well known company producing games, puzzles and books. That copmany made Ravensburg known to the world.
Tekrum is another company with an well known name. It produces bakery and since January 2005 it´s connected to Griesson.
Vetter Pharma, produces systems for the pharma industry.
Pro Solar Strom, leading in solar energy solutions producing
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Read our members' reviews about Ravensburg
review by asterix posted more then 30 days ago
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, you have to feeling that they have nothing to worry about...
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review by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
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...
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review by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
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...
Read our members' travel tips about Ravensburg
- The Humpis Museum
travel tip by Josl posted more then 30 days ago
Have a insight view into Ravensburg's history
- The Blaserturm
travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
If you want to take a look at Ravensburg not only from the streets, climb up the Blaserturm and look all over the central place Marienplatz and the city center.
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travel tip by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
This place is pretty cool and offers some original Swabian meals. The restaurant also has a beer garden and they have some huge smoker barbecue on Fridays. You should eat the all you can eat salad bar and then order a la carte meat from...