A day in Ravensburg
Interesting people, exciting conversations, extraordinary places – these three things probably make a successful day for every traveler. This and much more can be found during a stay at the Kaiserhof in Ravensburg…
At the moment you are dreaming in feather-soft sheets and would like to turn over two or three times before you open your eyes? But what if the breathtaking view of Ravensburg’s old town with all its towers and gates is waiting for you? This unique view is promised by our junior suites on the top floor of a total of four. You can get an active start to the day with a workout on our fitness equipment in the spa area. Everyone else is best off enjoying the rich breakfast at Hermanns directly and grabbing a cup of excellent coffee. Because the day ahead will engage all your senses in a special and varied way.
Your journey of discovery through Ravensburg begins with a short walk up Eisenbahnstraße. There you can let your gaze wander over the shop windows of the fashion retailer Warth. Three stores, one shopping experience for the whole family: as we all know, shopping is always possible – and here even for women, men and, at Warth blu, for the younger generation as well. When packing your suitcase, did you forget one of your favorite pieces at home? Let us advise you and find stylish pieces as a worthy replacement, which may even join the selection of your favorites.
Meanwhile, for all the gentlemen who like prêt-à-porter but love made-to-measure fashion, head to Suitery. At the two guys Florian and Alex sustainability, individuality and quality are lived – and you notice that from the moment you enter their atelier. Business, wedding outfits, casual, shoes or accessories – the only thing here is immoderate: Their selection.
Apart from a decent suit and good manners, it is also the fragrance which makes a man a real gentleman. And this is said by none other than fashion designer Tom Ford. Perfumer Olivier Creed also once affirmed that a man remembers a woman less for her handbag than for her perfume. Reason enough for him and her to take a little detour to the Amica Bittel perfumery. Here you will discover an exquisite selection of fragrances – which, of course, also includes the creations of the gentlemen Ford and Creed.
Stroll across the Marienplatz, let yourself be carried away by the atmosphere, gather impressions, observe the lively hustle and bustle. That’s what we suggest you do next. Speaking of which, Marienplatz is also often referred to as the heart of Ravensburg, because it is the starting point for many great activities in all directions.
Indeed, there are many possibilities, paths and means here. For the perfect day, however, there is only one plan. This one leads you instantly to Marktstraße. The name says it all: every Saturday morning, a large weekly market takes place here from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.. On all other days of the week, the farmer’s market offers fresh products from the region: Fruit, cakes, juices, vegetables – perfect for a little snack in between!
Once you arrive in the museum district, you will be faced with the choice of a visit to one of the following four museums: the Humpis-Quartier Museum, the Art Museum, the Ravensburger Museum and the Business Museum. History buffs opt for the Humpis-Quartier, while art lovers opt for the current vernissage at the Kunstmuseum. Families go to the Ravensburger Spieleverlag museum and business advocates decide in good conscience for the Wirtschaftsmuseum.
A few valuable insights later, our path leads you past the Rutenbrunnen up the stairs to the Mehlsack, Ravensburg’s landmark. After the first steps on the plateau, take a moment and sit down on a bench under the three lime trees. Enjoy the view of the Obertor to your right and the historic old town to your left. Let your thoughts come and go – like the people emerging from the narrow, winding alleys opposite and disappearing again in all directions.
A few more stairs and serpentines will take you through a green area worth seeing to the Veitsburg, a medieval hilltop castle. This is also considered the best photo and viewpoint in the entire city. If timing permits, you can marvel at the sunset here in a unique atmosphere with a unique view over the roofs of Ravensburg and far beyond.
The Philosophenweg leads you informatively and safely back down. If you want, you can take a bus from here in the summer to the Flappbachbad, a wonderful natural outdoor pool with the main season from June to September. In the winter months, it goes to the public skating in the ice rink!
Should you head straight back to the hotel, why not visit the chocolate manufactory in Eisenbahnstraße. Here you can enjoy handmade chocolate specialties on the spot or stock up on provisions for the road. Tip: Treat yourself to a scoop of ice cream on hot summer days. Chocolate, plain, stracciatella: everything is delicious, and everything is honest – because no unnecessary additives or flavor enhancers are used here.
Alternatively, a heavenly cake buffet awaits you in the hotel in the afternoon – or directly the small but fine spa area. Here, you can reflect on the day in a relaxed and restful atmosphere. You will certainly come to the conclusion that only one thing can make this special day even more golden: a dinner in the Kaisersaal. Remember to reserve a table in good time – preferably first thing in the morning when you leave the hotel for this unforgettable journey of discovery through Ravensburg.