Concrete and the Middle Ages! Zum Egle 1336 is a B&B with two rooms in the historic old town of Constance. It is situated on the second floor of a heritage listed half-timbered house, which also houses a shop, the owner’s architectural office, and his family apartment over its four floors.
Opening up instead of covering up was the maxim of the building’s renovation. Traces of the past were meticulously uncovered and put on display. For example, the raw walls of the two guest rooms show remains of old floral wallpaper and medieval murals with images of saints and banners. The skewed beams of the half-timbered walls are also visible. Walls of exposed concrete display the latest remodelling: a concrete core was placed in the centre of the house where the bathrooms are now located. Through the combination of different construction phases, the rooms show the lively development of the house and do not feel like a museum at all. The furnishings are not restricted to one style either: vintage pieces are combined with modern, straight-lined beds and washbasins.
One of the rooms faces the old town lane, the other one a small, covered inner courtyard, where breakfast is served. The bathroom in between can be used by the residents of both rooms. But as the guest rooms are only rented individually or to guests travelling together; nobody has to share the bathroom with strangers.
What to do
Constance is located in the 4-country border region between Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. The house is located in the old town in the midst of churches, cafes, museums and shops.
Wellness in the thermal bath, hiking, swimming in Lake Constance 300 meters away, walks, culture, shopping, wine festival in July, Suserfest in October, Christmas market in December, Alemannic carnival in February.
Why we like this house
An intimate B&B in a house that breathes living history. The location is ideal for exploring the city and the Lake Constance region - the hosts will provide you with insider tips!
This house is great for
Couples and families.
Details of the property
Region/Town: DE – Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Constance at the Lake Constance
Name: Zum Egle 1336
Scenery: In the historic centre, just 300 m from Lake Constance
Number of guests: Max. 6 Personen in 2 Zimmern
Architecture: Old & new
Completed: 1336 / 2018
Design: Tobias Kraus, Kraus Schönberg Architekten, Interior design: Nicole Dillschnitter
Published: Denkmal Sanierung issue 2018/2019, Landlust Zuhaus issue autumn 2019, Entree issue 2019, FAS 2020
Awards: Foundation Stadtbild Konstanz: Vorbildliche Gestaltung (Exemplary design) 2018