Constance is the largest city on Lake Constance and the capital of the county of Constance. It is part of the Federal Republic of Germany and is located on the border to Switzerland. Konstanz is a lively university town with many cultural and leisure facilities for visitors of all ages. The historic city has a long tradition of trade and culture. Constance is characterized in particular by its many historically significant buildings. During a tour of the Old Town of Constance, which has remained largely unchanged since the Medieval Ages, one can experience the traditional atmosphere of the trading city. In addition to the many historic buildings and art objects, Konstanz offers many inviting restaurants and cozy cafés. The unique location of the city at Lake Constance and the Rhine, its proximity to Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein makes Constance the ideal holiday destination and starting point for excursions into the surrounding area.