Meersburg: a video of this beautiful city

Meersburg is a town of Baden-Württemberg in the southwest of Germany at Lake Constance.

It is known for its medieval city. The lower town (“Unterstadt”) and upper town (“Oberstadt”) are reserved for pedestrians only and connected by two stairways and a steep street (“Steigstrasse”).

The town is home to two castles, the Old Castle and the New Castle. The Old Castle, built by Merovingian King Dagobert I in the 7th century, accepts visitors. A self-guided tour is available. German poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff lived there for eight years. The New Castle was built in the 18th century. Originally the residence of the Bishop of Constance, it was used for various purposes after the Secularization of 1803. It is now a museum.

There is an entity of Half-timber houses.

Also two medieval town-gates can be seen, which are the remainders of the fortification.

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