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Old Town (Niederburg)

Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Konstanz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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279 reviews 279 reviews
44 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

It's a quintessential European old town with cobble stone roads and paths encaged by old buildings, some going back over 800 years. There are lots of restaurants dotted all over the place. Our favorite is Karma, which offers Indian, Thai and Malaysian cooking. It's similar to old towns all over Europe, albeit with a German touch, which is a complement.... More

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148 reviews 148 reviews
28 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Some lovely old buildings and mostly in very good condition make this a town worth walking around. It's not large and is easy to navigate.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Great town on the Bodensee. Very picturesque, and convenient to Switzerland, and the ferry ride is a must do to visit some great villages along the lake. Additionally, there is some good nightlife as well - so whether on the Swiss side or in Germany, enjoy!

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Stuttgart
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Lots of great things to see - beautiful medieval frescos, the Hus museum, beautiful Rathaus, history around every corner (Council of Constanz), just up from the harbor. Well worth a visit.

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Munich, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Town with spirit and high culture...also there is a Lake Bodense and you can walk arround. Some thing's in this town must see to belive and perceptible

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Prague, Czech Republic
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125 reviews 125 reviews
87 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Konstanz is an old town with a quaint atmosphere, there are lots of houses with paintings. For Czechs it is particularly interesting to see the place where John Hus -the priest - was burned at the stake in 1415. Today the place is in an area with highrises, but there is a stone to mark the event.The centre of the... More

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Richmond Hill
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92 reviews 92 reviews
65 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Full of old buildings and house paintings, it was very pleasant to walk through the main streets. Modern stores and old shops lined the streets. You could easily mistaken it with Bern or Luzern - I thought they looked so similar! Not a bad way to spend half a day in Germany if you are already in Switzerland. Some items... More

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Konstanz, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Small wining streets and crooked houses, cobbled streets, little shops and boutiques, a brew pub with lambs shank on Mondays (it gets busy so better reserve), all in all perfect. A small part of Konstanz not to be over looked.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Wide traffic free streets lined with regular type shops (drugstores, book stores, clothing, etc...). Few fountains, plenty of benches, but not at all what I think of when I think of a medieval "old town". I discovered more of a day-to-day shopping area instead of something resembling Yvoire France, Rothenberg Germany or Oberammergau Germany.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Nothing seems to have changed much - not in the layout of the town and buildings anyway. There are many little streets packed with shops of all sorts of brands but also with local products. We enjoyed Christkindl Market in December with all its smells and goodies. Charming setting.

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