Near Lake Constance you’ll find an old medieval town, not too far from Ravensburg. Plus, the Upper Swabian countryside is quite pretty and there’s more than enough around town to keep the whole family entertained.
Not only the kids will love its Mini Mundus Bodensee, a museum filled with all things small. Well, not exactly. This museum takes some of the world’s largest objects and buildings and cuts them down to a much smaller size.
You’ll find a tiny replica of Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall, Ankor Wat in Thailand, the Titanic, the German Brandenburger Gate, and that’s not even the half of it. Mini Mundus Bodensee is right near the Ravensburger Spieleland, a recreational park is designed for families with younger children.
Don’t worry there’s stuff for parents to do, too. Perhaps, visiting in August for Meckenbeuren’s Wine Festival and City Festival, or shop at the Autumn Market in October.
Might as well get a visit in to the Humpisschloss that was originally built in 1277. It’s not the most magnificent looking castle in Germany, but it is an informative museum and does have its own restaurant.
Meckenbeuren also has three gorgeous churches filled with fabulous artwork, just waiting to be visited. One of the somber sites is its War Memorial at the church’s square dedicated to the town’s soldiers who served during the First and Second World Wars.
As if walking around Meckenbeuren itself isn’t enough, you’ll have the chance to do some Nordic Walking. With varying degrees of difficulty, you’re bound to have no problem making your way around.
For a more leisurely pace you can always walk along the Jakobsweg, or St. James’ Way, which is an old pilgrimage route for the devout on their way to Santiago de Compostella in Spain.
You see, Meckenbeuren has something for just about everyone; from the reverent to the young whippersnapper and those in-between.