Renowned by many as the city where they make their infamous Ravensburger puzzles, Ravensburg has more to it than just puzzles and games. This small medieval town in Germany (population 50,000) is bursting with history. Located in the heart of the countryside between the Algeau and Lake Constance, this economic hub, which was once a thriving trading centre, is now Upper Swabia's primary shopping town.
While taking a leisurely stroll through the town to look at the shops, it's worth visiting the historic old town - whether on your own or via a guided tour. When walking through the city, you'll note the numerous towers and gates (17 to be exact), which give it its nickname 'the city of towers and gates'.
Ravensburg has also recently welcomed four new museums over the coming years, all of which cater to a variety of interests including: Ravensburg Art Museum, Ravensburger Museum, Humpis-Quartier Museum, Ravensburger Museum of Economics.
If you visit during the Christmas season, then the Ravensburg Christmas market, 'Christkindlesmarkt', is a must. With more than 100 stalls in total, this market is split in two sections; the traditional Christkindles Market (offering handmade goods and culinary delights) can be found around the City Hall, while the second market, the Reischmann Christmas Market, is only a few steps away.
Whatever time of year you visit, you're certain to find plenty of activities to keep you occupied.
For more information visit:
Ravensburg Tourist Information
The Lake Constance Tourist Board
*During my visit I was hosted by the Lake Constance Tourist Board and the Ravensburg Tourist Board
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