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History and shopping

Ravensburg, formerly a major trade hub in the late Middle Ages, is still the economic centre of the region of Lake Constance and Upper Swabia today. A stroll through Ravensburg’s old town is a refreshing experience. Saunter through the narrow lanes, browse through the shops and sample the wares. The many boutiques and specialist shops in town have something for every taste, whether elegant, trendy or classic. The weekly market is a special highlight: Every Saturday, the lively market draws visitors who come to buy regional produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, aromatic bread, colourful flowers and international specialities.

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City of towers and gates 

Ravensburg is home to seventeen towers and gates – round and square, with crenels and machicolations, brightly coloured and with simple patterns – that stand as elegant witnesses of former centuries. One is the town’s landmark, the Mehlsack (Flour Bag) built in 1425. From Blaserturm at the heart of the old town, visitors can look down on the brightly tiled roofs and enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the hills of the Allgäu region, glittering Lake Constance and as far as the snow-covered Alps. 

Culture in the Museum District 

Four museums in Ravensburg’s old town are a magnet for culture buffs. These fascinating and inspiring galleries offer visitors a wide choice of exhibitions, all in close vicinity. 

Town of games 

The Museum Ravensburger offers visitors an exciting experience to the world of Ravensburger, the company with the famous blue triangle. Visitors of all ages are welcomed exploring interactively the history, playing games and jigsaw puzzles guided by an audio tour in English.

A journey to the Middle Ages 

Set at the heart of Ravensburg’s old town, the Humpis-Quartier is one of the best-preserved late medieval residential quarters in southern Germany. Back in the 15th century, the Humpis family of international traders built the housing complex we see today. This unusual museum gives visitors an emotional and authentic insight into the city’s cultural history from the 11th to the 21st century.

Ravensburg Art Museum 

This award-winning art museum is not only an architectural highlight. Its exhibitions are based on the outstanding collections of Peter and Gudrun Selinka comprising more than 200 works by German expressionists as well as by the Cobra and Spur groups of artists. Parts of the collection are on permanent display. In addition, two to three temporary exhibitions are held every year with works of Classic Modernism and contemporary art.

Ravensburg Museum of Economics 

Ravensburg Museum of Economics tells the story of the region’s economy in the 19th and 20th centuries with amusing anecdotes and original exhibits.

Tip: The Ravensburg Museum Ticket is a fantastic opportunity to see all four museums!

This text comes from Bodensee Magazine – English Version

Tipps bei gutem und schlechtem Wetter

Egal ob bei gutem oder schlechtem Wetter, mit oder ohne Kinder: In Ravensburg wird es Ihnen nicht langweilig. Wenn Sie etwas draußen unternehmen wollen, empfehlen wir Ihnen die Ravensburger Altstadt zu erkunden. In der ehemaligen Handelsstadt gibt es einiges zu sehen, nicht umsonst wird sie auch die Stadt der Türme und Tore genannt. Wer auf der Suche nach einer Abkühlung ist, findet diese im Flappachbad Ravensburg oder im Freibad Nessenreben in Weingarten. Wenn Sie mit Kindern unterwegs sind, sollten Sie definitiv einen Besuch im Ravensburger Spieleland nicht verpassen. 

Bei schlechtem Wetter wird das Museum Ravensburger, der weltbekannte Buch- und Spieleverlag, zu einem interaktiven Familienausflug. Noch mehr Action für Kids gibt’s im Indoorspielplatz Lufti in Meckenbeuren. Ein echtes Schlechtwetter-Ausflugsziel für Erwachsene ist die CHG-Arena, in der von Herbst bis Frühjahr die Eishockeyspiele der Ravensburger Towerstars ausgetragen werden. Weniger sportlich, dafür aber kulturell anspruchsvoll sind die Veranstaltungen die ganzjährig im Konzerthaus in Ravensburg stattfinden. 

Tourist-Information Ravensburg
Marienplatz 35
88212 Ravensburg
Tel. +49 (0) 751 828-00


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