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Radolfzell is a city in southern Germany in the Lake Constance Region about 20 km north-west of Konstanz and 10 km east of Singen.


Radolfzell was developed out of a monastery founded in 826 AD as a "cell" under Bishop Radolf of Verona.

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By plane[edit]

Radolfzell has no commercial airport. The closest airports are:

  • Zurich Airport (Switzerland). By car slightly over 1 hour to Radolfzell. By train 1.5 to 2 hours to Radolfzell.
  • Friedrichshafen Airport (Germany). By car 1 hour to Radolfzell. By train 1 to 1.5 hours to Radolfzell.
  • Stuttgart Airport (Germany). By car 2 hours to Radolfzell. By train 2.5 to 3 hours to Radolfzell.

By train[edit]

Radolfzell can easily be reached by train, as it is an important railway junction in the Bodensee area.

Get around[edit]

By bus: there is a bus network through the city. All buses leave from the central bus station next to the train station.

By taxi: Taxis are normally stationed outside the train station.

By foot: Radolfzell is pretty small and you can probably walk anywhere you want to go. The old town/pedestrian zone is compact and easily walkable.


  • Radolfzell city museum, Seetorstraße 3 (in the open area directly across from the train station). Tue-Sun: 10-12.30, 14-17.30. Thurs open late until 20.00. Mondays and holidays closed. Adults € 6, studends € 4, under 14 years free.
  • Minster (Münster Unserer Lieben Frau). The relics of Radolfzell's patron saints (St.Theopont, St.Senesius and St.Zeno) are kept in this church.


  • Hang out at the lake (Right beside the train station. Use the underpass under the tracks to get to the lake). The lakeside has walking and cycle paths, a couple of restaurants, a beer garden, and a harbour.
  • Beach, Strandbadstraße 100 (on the Mettnau peninsula). Adults € 2, children 6 years and older € 1.30, under 6 free.


  • Carnival (Zeller Fasnet). The Radolfzell carnival takes place in the week leading up to Ash Wednesday, and includes events such as: "Hemdglonkerumzug" on Thursday where everyone dresses up in nightgowns and parades through down to chase out the ghosts of winter; a big street parade on Sunday; a "fool's fair" in the market place on Monday; burning of the giant straw Carnival man to finish things off on Tuesday.
  • Hausherrenfest. The third weekend in July is the feast of the patron saints of Radolfzell. There's a big festival at the waterfront on the weekend, and Monday morning citizens of Moos (across the lake) paddle over in flower-decorated boats for their annual pilgrimage.
  • Christmas market. The Christmas market is the first weekend in December. The main market place is filled with stalls selling mulled wine and food. There is live music.


  • Market (main marketplace). 07:00 - 14:00. Market days are Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Downtown shopping (old town). The old section of town, in the pedestrian zone, is full of stores.
  • Seemaxx factory outlet, Schützenstraße 24. Mon-Sat: 10:00 to 19:00.


  • Sonnenklar bistro, Josef-Bosch-Str.9, +49 7732-4505. 11:30 - 14:00. This bistro in the back of the Sonnenklar health food store serves organic, vegetarian meals. The menu changes every day. There are always about 5 or 6 options. approx € 7.



  • Hotel am Stadtgarten, Höllturmpassage 2 (downtown in the pedestrian zone). Single rooms € 79 to € 90, double rooms € 119 to € 150.


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