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Arbon – Get an Spectacular View of the Bodensee Shore

Arbon – Get an Spectacular View of the Bodensee Shore

Arbon is an historic town that is located on the southern shores of Lake Constance between Constance and Bregenz. It is about ten kilometres from St. Gallen. The town is marked by castle with tower views, history museum like the Saurer Museum and the Historic Museum and for being a town with an old charm. Arbon has a 3km path stretch along the Bodensee shore which has incomparable number of chestnut trees on the Steinacherbucht bay. Further to it, there are beautiful parks with children’s background, picnic spots, and swimming along with extensive natural reserves. The town has been an important archaeological site for prehistoric lakeside dwellings and this is why its roots go back many thousands of years. The place was known as Arbon Felix after the Romans defeated the Celtic Helvetians in 59 B.C. and colonized Switzerland.

There are a number of markets, concerts and festivals that are held throughout the year in their Fish market Square located in the old town. Some of the most famous ones are SummerDays Festival in August, Lake Constance SlowUp in August, Arbon Classics held once every two years in May, Seenachtsfest with fireworks in July and many more. Tourists can also hire boats from Lindau or Friedrichshafen dock which is a rail stop away from Romanshorn or Rhorschach onto Lake Constance with family and friends. The Seepark Hall on the lakeside can be hired for special events.

For the explorers, there are a number of hiking routes along the shore of Lake Constance during the summers. Some cycle routes can take you to Arbon, while others run inland and run through Mostindien. The town also has a skating path and inline skating track. In winters, tourists can reach the ski areas of Appenzell and Toggenburg that are about an hour from the town.