Excursions, activities and culinary
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Stein am Rhein
Lake Constance ends at the Rhine bridge near Stein am Rhein (CH). The medieval town, with beautiful house paintings and half-timbered houses, invites you for coffee and ice cream and is a 20-minute walk from Öhningen.
Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen
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It takes less than 30 minutes to drive to one of the three largest waterfalls in Europe. The thundering masses of water impress each time anew.
Flowers Island Mainau
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The trip to Mainau Island takes 40 minutes. Whether spring, summer or autumn, the parks and gardens of Mainau Island are almost always in bloom. Hundreds of years old trees impressively line the walkways through the park. Attractions on the island include the palm house and butterfly house in addition to the Deutschordenschloss and the Schlosskirche.
Pile dwellings Unteruhldingen
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The Lake Dwelling Museum in Unteruhlidingen provides insights into the early settlement of the Lake Constance area. In 2011, the pile dwellings were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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The history of Überlingen dates back to the year 364. The medieval wedding can be recreated by walking in the city along the moat over the minster to the town hall. By car it takes 45 minutes to reach Überlingen, by boat it takes a little longer.
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Also easily accessible and in finite time is the Black Forest, which is also an attractive destination in winter with its ski resorts. The drive to the Feldberg is feasible in 1.5 hours
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Nature Park Donautal
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Lake Constance already offers various water sports and canoe tours along the Rhine from Höri are also an experience. The routes on the young Danube are also very popular among canoe enthusiasts. Equally popular are hiking and horseback riding in the Upper Danube Nature Park.
Hiking in the Hegau
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With its eroded volcanic landscape, various castle ruins (including Hohentwiel, Hohenklingen oder Hohenkrähen) as well as castles, the Hegau is a popular destination and borders directly on the Höri. The castle ruins of Hohenklingen can be reached on foot in 45 minutes across the green border to Switzerland.
The Höri offers a variety of opportunities for water sports. Whether stand-up paddling, canoe or kayak tours or windsurfing, whatever your preferences, there is something for everyone. In addition, there are hiking trails, bike tours, a mountain bike park and also culture.
Relaxed bathing fun for everyone. Öhningen has one of the most beautiful lidos on the Höri. Vacation guests receive reduced admission with the Bodenseecard.
Lake Constance Shipping
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The Lake Constance tours are always an experience. Car is everyday life, ship is vacation to get to its destination. Meersburg, Mainau, Überlingen, the pile dwellings in Unteruhldingen or Constance are destinations worth seeing, which can be reached by a round trip ship.
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Directly on the Schiener Berg there is a park for mountain bikers with trails of different levels of difficulty.
Canoe & Kayak Tours
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Nature discovery tours through the Untersee, along the Rhine to Schaffhausen or full moon trips are organized e.g. by the Bootsscheune, where you can also rent a canoe.
Canoe tours including boat rental are also available in the Upper Danube Nature Park
On the Höri, sailboats can be chartered at the Iznang sailing school, but the prerequisite is at least one person with a Lake Constance skipper’s license on board.
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Stand-up paddling has long ceased to be a fad and enjoys widespread popularity. On the Höri it is especially fun and in the lido Öhningen you have the possibility to rent a SUP board.
Hiking & Cycling
You will have to renew your shoes. The Höri consists mostly of nature and landscape conservation areas and is ideal for cycling and hiking. A hiking network of approx. 100 km invites you to enjoy nature in an eventful way. Bicycle tours can be shortened with the Swiss scheduled boats or the Höri ferry.
Cyclists can rent a bike from Frieder in the village.
When the parents finally go to sleep… For the young or young at heart: Friday night shakes the construction trailer in Öhningen. Surrounded by forest, with a good atmosphere and within 15 minutes walking distance from the vacation apartment. We tell you where 😉
In Öhningen itself, the gastronomic offer is rather clear. In the immediate vicinity, however, there are one or two Lake Constance gems.
Restaurant Seestuben Buena Cosa
Located directly on the water, with local and Filipino cuisine. The owners Markus and Lori live in the same settlement as we do and are now among our dearest friends.
In 2023, the two will open a restaurant in Büsingen am Hochrhein, a German enclave in Switzerland. We are looking forward to it!
Gusto Trattoria Toscana
Changing authentic Tuscan specialties at Lake Constance. Too rarely we were there in the past 2 years…
Certainly the most exquisite house on the Höri, with changing local fish and game dishes. Seasonally, you also have to try the crispy ducks and the roast goose.
And in Öhningen?
You don’t have to starve here either. Within walking distance you will find
Pound-perfect and well-prepared local and Hungarian cuisine.
Bistro Bar Grille
A bar bistro with equally good cuisine. Simple local and also other dishes for every hunger.
Lido Restaurant Öhningen
Self-service bistro kitchen, right on the shore. Great.