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Looking to bike in Europe? Lake Constance straddles three countries

By Diane Daniel

24 Jun 2022 · 9 min read

Editor's Note

Still undecided on your European holiday destination this summer? If you love the outdoors, this article provides some great insights on why a trip to Lake Constance should be on your cards.

An 18th-century baroque basilica awash in pink and surrounded by vineyards. Reconstructed prehistoric stilt-house dwellings above the water. A medieval castle perched atop a hill. A museum devoted to zeppelins, plus an actual zeppelin high in the sky.

Those were the sights during our first 12 hours at Lake Constance. In between, we encountered towns with tolling church bells, lakeside parks, lively cafes and shimmering blue water.

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