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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.

Local Business

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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  • MadSuhWhy come to Ravensburg?
    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...
  • MadSuhHaving great time at Rutenfest
    review by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
    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 would be the 10 year reunion or so. Anyhow, I had two...
  • MadSuhÜber Ravensburg
    review by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
    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 Linke auf dem Schwerte, in der Rechten einen...
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  • WazlingCafe central
    travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    If you like frinkimng a cup of coffe or eat good food in a quiet and good looking restaurant and bar. It lies directly in the medieval city center of Ravensburg and the view is great.
  • WazlingRutenfest in July
    travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    If you want to enjoy the most Ravensburg hast got to offer, come there in july, when the 'Rutenfest' is being celebrated.
  • WazlingBathing
    travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    If you want to go for bathing, just take the train to the Bodensee in the summer. It goes regularly down there.
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  • Shopping: rated for 77%
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