Lake Überlingen is the northwestern “finger” of the Obersee, the lower part of Lake Constance. The boundary of lake is defined as the ferry link from Meersburg to Constance. It extends north to Bodman-Ludwigshafen, is named after the German city Überlingen and belongs entirely to the German territory.
The picturesque Meersburg, the flower island Mainau, the pile dwellings, the pilgrimage church Birnau and Überlingen with one of the longest promenades on Lake Constance – you may experience Lake Überlingen on one of the many ship liners there. During the boat trip you will not only have a great view of these excursion destinations, but also of the picturesque shore landscape. Sections of Lake Überlingen as well as shore areas are under special protection as a nature reserve. The maximum water depth in Lake Überlingen is 147 meters, which is considerably less than in Lake Obersee. Passenger shipping is particularly popular in this part of Lake Constance due to the charming and varied shore landscapes. Like the rest of Lake Constance, also Lake Überlingen is a popular water sports area. Because of its steep banks, it is also a popular scuba diving area. It is, however, dangerous: The banks drop off steeply to about 60 m, visibility is limited, the currents often change and the water temperature in the deeper parts is only 4-5 °C.
Next to Konstanz
Konstanz is a university city with a bit less than 100K inhabitants located at the western end of Lake Constance in the south of Germany, bordering Switzerland.
The city houses the University of Konstanz and was the residence of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Konstanz for more than 1,200 years. Konstanz is situated on Lake Constance (Bodensee in German).
Island of Mainau
Mainau, the Island of Flowers, is on the Constance side of Lake Überlingen. It is maintained as a garden island and a model of excellent environmental practices.
Administratively, the island has been a part of Konstanz since Dec 1, 1971, when Litzelstetten, of which Mainau was part, was incorporated into Konstanz. Mainau is still part of Litzelstetten, now one of 15 wards (admin. subdivisions) of Konstanz.
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Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history.
Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbräuhaus.