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Weingarten Travel Guide, Germany

Weingarten Overview

The city of Weingarten lies in the north of the district city Ravensburg. It is close to the so called "Altdorfer" forrest in the eas. The towen is situated at the Schussen valley, at the east edge of it. Through this valley runs the river Schussen, going right into the lake of constance, connected about that with the river Rhein.

Together with the cities of Friedrichshafen and Ravensburg Weingarten forms the upper center of Bodensee-Oberschwaben. This contains also the communities of Baindt, Baienfurt, Bodnegg, Berg, Fronreute, Grünkraut, Horgenzell, Schlier, Vogt, Waldburg, Wolfegg, Wilhelmsdorf and Wolpertswende.

The City

The city is the third biggest place in the district of Ravensburg and since the 1st january 1974 it is also a so called big district city. It has got an pädagogic university and for technics, economics and social studies. The area of the city is about 12 square kilometers big and has got about 30.000 inhabitans. The origins of the city can be traced back till the 5th century A.D.

The historic town, formerly called "Altdorf", is situated in the valley of the small river Scherzach, running right into the previously mentioned Schussen. The city´s name today derives from the old monastery, lying high above the old town on the hill called "Martinsberg", named after the St. Martin. The baroque church is one of the biggest in germany, also famous for its big organ. Weingarten is surrounded by the smaller towns of Baienfurt, Schlier, Berg and Ravensburg.
The city doesnt contain incorporated cities like Ravensburg. This city even tried to incorporate Weingarten in order to get the status of a metropolis, but the citizens refused to accept that.

Through the area of Weingarten runs the historic pilgrim way called Jakobspilgerweg (The way of St, James), leading right to Saqntiago de Compostela in Spain. The moneastery of Weingarten lies at the way between the city of Ulm and Constance. At the monastery there´s also an sign remembering to that and down the city, at the area of the "Ochsen", there´s also a modern sculpture now, showing a pilgrim of St. James.

Traffic situation

Weingarten is connected with the local highways called B 30 and 32. The next real highways are at the city of Ulm, the A 8 and close to Wangen, A 96. The city has got an own railwaystation, but the"deutsche Bahn" doesnt stop there, only at the station of Ravensburg. Since 1998 Weingarten has got an station of the so called BOB Bahn,the private Oberschwaben-Bahn GmbH & Co. KG, lying close to the local soccer stadion.

There are no Trams, because the Tram from 1888 was closed in 1959. But the city is well connected with the surrounding towns and with stops in the city itself with the busses of the Bodensee-Oberschwaben Verkehrsverbund, called Bodo.

The lake of contance is very close, only about 30 kilometzers away.

Weather and climate

There are average rains with about 854 of Water per year.The best time to visit Weingarten is in the summer time around june/july/august.

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  • asterixWhat to visit in Weingarten
    review by asterix posted more then 30 days ago
    Weingarten it is a small town linked to Ravensburg, it is so near that you can't even see when you are in Ravenburg or Weingarten. Here is situated the famous basilica of St. Martin and Oswald, one of the greatest barroc basilica of the world. You can take pictures only if no praise so we had...
  • MadSuhQuick facts about Weingarten
    review by MadSuh posted more then 30 days ago
    Weingarten is a small town in the South of Germany. It's rather quiet there as it is located next to another small town called Ravensburg and most people hang out there. Social life is also not quite interesting there, but then there are plenty of places around town to spend a nice evening. The...
  • WazlingThe baroque palace of Weintgarten is great
    review by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    Weingarten is a nice city, middle size and well positioned in the south of germany. It's a quiet town with a nice inner city, some of it's medieval buildings still preserved. There you can also find one of the biggest baroque churches of germany, the'Basilika of Weingarten'. If you are interested...
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  • WazlingTheater festival at the monastery of the city
    travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    If you are at Weingarten around the end of july and during august, you should visit the theater festival at the monastery of Weingarten. It exists now since ten years and it is really good, also because of the scenery, the play takes...
  • WazlingThe Alamannen museum
    travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    This small museum is worth a look, if you are in the city center of Weingarten. It contains the history of the Alamannen, a tribe living in that area over 1700 years before. Also findings are exhibited there, even some burrial places...
  • WazlingThe Blutritt
    travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    If you are in the city around the end of april, you should visit the biggest procession of riders in europe. It is called 'the Blutritt', because of the piece of the cross of Jesus, carried through the area of Weingarten and the...
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