From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.

From Lake Constance to Basel, via the Rhine Falls.

Eurovelo 15 leaves its mountainous section and comes into a flatter, more populous area, but just as attractive. The river has deepened its bed between the Black Forest and the Jura, sometimes wide and slow, other times narrow and rapid, thereby creating varied landscapes sculpted over the passage of time.

Between Lake Constance, a natural jewel flanked by the surrounding gently rolling countryside, and Basel, the cultural centre of the three-border region where Switzerland, France and Germany meet, Eurovélo 15 veers east to west, taking the south bank of the Rhine in Switzerland, and[...] more

switching to the north bank in the German State of Baden-Württemberg. departing Lake Constance, the cycle route first crosses Schaffhouse and its famous Rhine falls, then carries on through towns and villages spanning the river in Germany and Switzerland. On the German side of the Rhine, we find the town of Waldshut-Tiengen, whose ten quarters marry an urban atmosphere with the charm of the countryside.

 

  • 160
    Length
    km
  • 7 000
    boats in service navigating
    on the River Rhine.
  • 185 000 Km2
    Rhine catchment
    area

 

  • Gottlieber Hüppen

    Crisp, stuffed and rolled wafers, made since 1928 in Gottlieben, on Lake Constance, the Hüppen are handmade by the Gottlieber firm which makes 11 million of them each year. Each wafer is rolled like a cigar before being filled with a chocolate or amaretto-flavoured cream.

  • Untersee

    The Swiss-German ‘Untersee’ is one of the most beautiful parts of the Lake of Constance. There lie the peninsula of Höri, loved by the famous painters and writers Otto Dix and Hermann Hesse, the monasterial heritage of the Reichenau island, the gorgeous painted facades in Stein am Rhein, where you can find a very dense mix of what characterizes the Lake of Constance: beautiful islands, peninsulas and bays, mysterious monasteries and castles, culinary delights and top-class events. © Tourismus Untersee, photographer Theo Keller

  • Reichenau

    The island of Reichenau, the biggest of the three islands of the Lake of Constance, is listed as a world heritage by the UNESCO since 2000 and demonstrates the religious and cultural importance of the big Benedictine monastery during the Middle-Age. To reach the island you will go over a dike with a magnificent Pappel avenue (Deutsche Alleenstraße). Good examples of the monasterial architecture are the three roman churches of the island: the cathedral of St. Maria and Markus with a treasure chamber, St. Georg with Ottonian mural paintings and St. Peter and Paul. © Tourist-Information Reichenau, photographer Achim Mende

  • Eglisau

    On the North bank of the River Rhine, near the German border, Eglisau is nestled in steep vineyards that go right down to the river. The town is known for its medieval centre and its gothic houses, most of which date back to the 17th century, and its famous wine cellars. A local museum, set up in the Baroque “Weierbachhus” building, dating back to 1670, displays information on the history of shipping, salmon fishing, salt trade and local industry. Orangina, now known throughout the world, was launched in 1935 from the former Eglisau mineral springs.

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