St. Georg in Reichenau-Oberzell

Reichenau is an Island and town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. At 4.5 km long and 1.5 km wide, it is the largest island on Lake Constance (Bodensee).


Reichenau island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its abbey. Reichenau has been occupied since 724, when the abbey was founded.

Reichenau is sometimes known as the "vegetable island." The island is covered in vegetable fields and greenhouses. It is also known for its wineries.

One of Germany's largest wildlife sanctuaries is located at Reichenau, where the causeway meets the mainland.

Tourist information: Pirminstraße 145, Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-14:00

Get in

Get around

The island isn't very big. The bus stops at a couple of places when it comes through, but the best way to get around is to walk, bike, or drive. Walking and biking are especially nice since there are several pedestrian/cycle paths.

Bicycle rental is possible from:





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