GERMANY - BODENSEE

Germany - BW - Überlingen

Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Our lovely 100 year old house in Überlingen
Our lovely 100 year old house in Überlingen
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Back of house from garden
Back of house from garden
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Snow January 2014
Snow January 2014
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Deck and garden + large trampoline.
Deck and garden + large trampoline.
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Realax in the garden and enjoy the herbs
Realax in the garden and enjoy the herbs
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Main Entrance and Cloakroom
Main Entrance and Cloakroom
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Fab Sofa and Fab 4 !
Fab Sofa and Fab 4 !
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Our kitchen table
Our kitchen table
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Kitchen
Kitchen
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Dining room table
Dining room table
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Regine loves to tickle the ivories
Regine loves to tickle the ivories
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Dining Room
Dining Room
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Stairs to bedrooms
Stairs to bedrooms
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Stairs to bedrooms
Stairs to bedrooms
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Kids Room 1
Kids Room 1
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Kids Room 1
Kids Room 1
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Panoramic Kids Bedroom
Panoramic Kids Bedroom
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Kids Room 2
Kids Room 2
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Kids Room
Kids Room
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Panoramic Kids Bedroom
Panoramic Kids Bedroom
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Hall
Hall
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Bathroom
Bathroom
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Downstairs Toilet
Downstairs Toilet
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Stairs to basement and garden
Stairs to basement and garden
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,This is us !
This is us !
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Newly renovated attic room
Newly renovated attic room
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,In 2017 we had an attic balcony window fitted
In 2017 we had an attic balcony window fitted
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Newly renovated attic room
Newly renovated attic room
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,Newly renovated attic room
Newly renovated attic room
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,The lake in Autumn
The lake in Autumn
Home exchange in,Germany,Überlingen,The lake 10 mins walk from our home
The lake 10 mins walk from our home
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms1

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Sep 1, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020 Wiltshire, UK | Salisbury, UK | Bath, UK
Sep 1, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020 Oxford, UK | London, UK | Bristol, UK

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

We have exchanges organised for 2019 and are now looking for the UK Summer - September 2020 !

Our 100 year old house is located in Überlingen a historic old town on the banks of Lake Bodensee, Southern Germany. The town is 1.5 hours from Memmingen & Zurich Airports (Ryan Air direct service to UK) and 1 hour from the Swiss and Austrian borders. Rough Guide to Germany (4th Ed.): "For sheer good looks and polished appearance, it has few rivals in all Germany with its magnificent public buildings, picturesque alleys of half-timbered houses, glorious lakeward vistas and luxuriant gardens, it seems almost indecently favoured".

Please see the Überlingen Film included in Personal Links below.

Our charming house+garden is on a quiet street 5min walk from the lake and town. Old romantic charm, original wooden floors and stairs, antique/ retro furniture, relaxing atmosphere, sunny light rooms, ideal family holiday destination, trampoline, deck, British owner.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Furnished with Antiques
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • Babysitter available
  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Small Town or Village
  • Waterfront
  • Mountains

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

We live on a quiet side street. The lake and the historic town centre is 5 mins walk away. Enjoy a morning swim followed by breakfast on our deck. Relax in the garden. Walking distance from our house are supermarkets (many organic), bakeries and cake shops. Locally there are many opportunities to swim, canoe, sail and windsurf. There are boats to most locations around the lake and lakeside cycle paths. Altstadt: picturesque, without being twee. Much of the original ramparts and defensive towers are still in place. Überlingen, although benefitting from tourism, is by no means given over to it. It's a real town, with a life of its own. There is a bi-weekly market selling mostly local organic produce. Promenade: the longest on the entire Bodensee. Along the promenade and within a short walk of the lake approximately 50 restaurants and cafes are to be found including German, Italian, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, amongst others. There are many nice villages and local walks close by.

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Lake
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving / Surfing
  • Windsurfing

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Park / Playground

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Locally there is so much on offer. The lakefront location, old town, market thermal baths and sauna complex. Swimming and wind surfing. There are local walks we can recommend as well as safe cycle paths along the lake. Taste the local wines and food. You can travel to almost all tourist attractions and towns by bike, boat or car. The flower island of Mainau is best visited by boat which runs regularly from Uberlingen. Konstanz, Meersburg and Lindau are all historic old lakefront towns most with thermal baths. If you would like to explore further afield many of our exchange families have visited Munich, Freiburg, Black Forest, Neuschwanstein, Zurich or Stuttgart. There are now daily coaches running to most of these locations. Then there are the Alps if you like hiking or skiing. Europapark, the largest theme park in Germany and one of the most popular in Europe is close by. For kids and adults there is a climbing park 30 mins drive from our house.

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Special places to shop


Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths


Health or fitness clubs


Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We are experienced exchangers. You will find our home clean and comfortable. We have tried to decorate our rooms in a style that fits our 100 year old house. We do not have a television but we do have a laptop. We love to cook and consider our kitchen well equipped but not modern. We do not have a microwave for example. We consider that we are quite relaxed about our house. We want you to relax and feel at home. However we have spent time renovating and ask that you take care of the wooden floors and antiques as well as the clay statues in the garden. We prefer you to remove shoes in the house. We ask that you look after plants and vegetables in summer but hope you will also enjoy harvesting and eating them !

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange

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