„Some of Germany’s most beautiful Pedestrian Areas” are hiding in Konstanzer Niederburg, according to the Magazine GEO SAISON. The District between the Minster and the Rhine is one of the oldest Parts of Konstanz. Originally, the Lower Castle was inhabited by Fishermen and Craftsmen. A Walk through the picturesque Gas Tangle is a Trip back in time. In this Article we will guide You through the beautiful Lower Castle, tell local Anecdotes and give Tips for a Stop. The Lower Castle got Its Name because It was located below the former Bishop’s Residence near the Minster. The Alleyways descend on the Way to the Rhine, as Street Sweepers-mostly Gravediggers in Their „Spare time”-were so able to transport the Rubbish and dirt of human And animal residents into the River so easily. Today, the Ground Floors of the Lower Castle are lined with Wineries, Wineries, small Restaurants and charming, owner-managed Shops. For the big Chains, the quiet Niederburg is thankfully uninteresting, the Shop Space too small. hose who scatter through the Lower Castle can quickly get lost in the handful of Streets. That’s largely because the Alleyways are curved-a medieval Defensive Measure. In the Event of an Attack, Enemies could not fire down the entire Length of a Road. The Murals, the Truss, The Vegetation and the Architecture of the rich Patrician houses create the Charm of the Niederburg. So It is worth scaring your Head up and taking Time to perceive the Lower Castle in its entire Height.
Hallescher Comet In the Konstanzer Niederburg
Every 75.3 Years, the Halley Comet Comes close to Earth and is one of the most famous Comets. Already the Babyloners documented the luminous Silence star in their Cuneiform Script. In 1910, the Comet shone over Europe, leaving such a strong Impression that it was even immortalized in the Lower Castle. Those who start in the Inselgasse will find on the left, at the very top of the Eaves of a House a Mural Depicting the Comet. It was installed there in 1911.
Humple and Pig’s Back-Wendelgard of Meersburg in Constance
If you walk from The Halleschen Comet to the Corner of Inselgasse/Bridge Road-the „Centre” Of the Niederburg, you will find the Restaurant „Wendelgard,” which offers bourgeois cuisine. The Namesake is, according to Legend, humpy and pig-trunching. She lived in Meersburg, on the other Lake side seen from Constance, and was shunned by People there. Even when she offered the Haltnau-a very large and lucrative Winery-to the City council, the Councillors declined. Wendelgard turned to the Konstanzer Councillors: She would override the Winery of the hospital foundation of the hospital winery of the hospital Winery Konstanz, if the Councillors made an Excursion in the Carriage with her every Sunday until the End of Her life and Ate together daily. The Constanzers did not hesitate for long and agreed. The Wendelgardweg is also named after this Legend. It runs around the popular Konstanzer Outdoor Swimming Pool „Hörnle” and offers a wonderful View of the Lake Even in the cold Season.
Constanzer Culinary Delights-From Spätzle to Late Burgundy
The Konstanzer Cuisine is characterized by the rich History of the City-and the Frequent Change of Owner. There are Inclusions of Swabian, Alsatian, Swiss and French Cuisine in the Pots. Typical of Constancy is the Field salad of the Reichenau with Croutons, the Baden Redistances and the Eglian fish dish. Caesspätzle, Mules and Spätzle are combined with Pork Medallions and domestic Mushrooms. The Swabian Potato Salad Is a typical Side dish. The Thin Nels (Yeast dough) and Flame Cake (Flour dough) are often referred to as „Constant Pizza” and are traditionally topped with Onions, Bacon or Potatoes. For Dinner, the Wines from Konstanz and the Surrounding area are offered. The Late Burgundy has been native to Lake Constance since 884. Those who prefer to drink White Wine will be happy with the Müller-Thurgau. Nowhere Does the fine Wine thrive better than at Lake Constance, with its special climatic and geological Conditions. Also recommended are the white and Grey Burgundy, which are made around the Lake. The Hospital winery Konstanz offers Wine tastings, the Wine Shop „Franz Fritz” invites you to the cosy Wine Bar.
Gas Friday-Feast between houses from May to October
The Konstanzer GassenfreiFriday is a popular Meeting Place for locals. On the first Friday of the Month from May to October, shops, Private Individuals and Restaurateurs open their Doors and Invite you to Music, Drinks and Snacks until 10Pm. People celebrate together and you always meet Acquaintances and Friends on the GassenFriday-you make new Acquaintances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmuXPu5IoVQ
Tip: City tour through the Lower Castle
If you want to explore the Lower Castle in the Course of a guided tour, you are well served by a Guided tour of the City (our Recommendations). We can especially recommend the City Guides Jens Weber and Marc Schloßarek for Groups. For Individuals, we recommend the Guided tour „Old Town tour sometimes different.” We wish You lots of Fun in the Konstanzer Niederburg And look forward to welcoming You. Image Source: Gerhard Giebener-Constance-Old TOWN (12), CC BY 2.0, Link