On the way to Lake Constance... how to get there?

photo source: Lisa Schwarz / pixelio.de
You have to get to Germany... There`s no doubt: Naturally, the nearest airport to Lake Constance is the "Bodensee Airport" in Friedrichshafen. Friedrichshafen is one of the bigger towns located at Lake Constance. Of course, the airport is a little bit out-of-town but there are busses and trains from airport to city/port and these trips don`t last too long (5 minutes by train, 20 minutes by bus).

The airport is quite small and I think it`s quite impossible to get lost there. You can mainly fly to Friedrichshafen from some bigger German towns like Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne...

Okay, you don`t have to go to Germany... You can also take a plane that brings you to Zürich, Switzerland. The airport of Zürich is the largest airport in vicinity of Lake Constance.
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Here you can rent a car and go to Lake Constance on your own. But there are also trains interconnecting Zurich Airport and Kreuzlingen respectively Romanshorn. Both, Kreuzlingen and Romanshorn, are situated at the Swiss side of Lake Constance: there is a (car) ferry between Romanshorn and Friedrichshafen in Germany. Kreuzlingen is a direct neighbour to Konstanz (that`s the German name of "Constance"): but Konstanz is a German town (plus, by the way, the largest town at Lake Constance) so there is a national border between Kreuzlingen and Konstanz (Constance).
But, just to say: if this border was taken away, you wouldn`t say that these are two cities because it looks as if a border is separating only one town.
The port of Konstanz is very centrally located: from here you can easily get to nearly every town at Lake Constance. Furthermore, there is a second (car) ferry interconnecting Konstanz and opposite Meersburg [this one is shown at the picture above].
Attention: you don`t need a car if you want to use one of the ferries: those can be used by everyone!

photo source: Anguane / pixelio.de
You want to take your vacation in Austria? In this case I would say that first you better get to Germany`s Bodensee Airport or Switzerland`s Zurich Airport where you can easily get on a train towards Austria!

Of course, there are several smaller rail stations in many of Lake Constance`s cities and villages. There are also main-line stations, for example in Lindau (a Bavarian town near Austria) or Konstanz...

And after you have arrived at Lake Constance: enjoy your vacation and appreciate all days of your stay! 

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