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About Güttingen
History
Güttingen was first mentioned in 799 AD and was transferred to the monastery of St Gall in 883 AD. Between 1159 and 1357 AD, the Barons of Güttingen played an important role since they were in close contact with the episcopal Bishopric of Constance, and the monasteries of St. Gallen, Salem and Katharinental. Güttingen also has a centuries-old shipping tradition. Even today, barges are unloaded at the freight port, and sometimes passenger ships are landed for further transport to other waterways. Display boards provide information about what is happening in and around the port. The shared church dates back to the Middle Ages. The castles of Güttingen and Moosburg are set by the lake. The nobles of Güttingen occupied important positions such as that of the Bishop of Chur and acted as abbots at the monastery of St. Gall.
Climate
Güttingen enjoys a very mild climate with warm summer and pleasant winter months. The temperature varies between 1°C and +2°C in January and +25°C and +30°C in July.
Location
By train
From Zurich to Kreuzlingen with Swiss Railway Company intercity trains; continue your journey with beautiful panoramic views from Kreuzlingen to Güttingen along the shores of Lake Constance.
Zurich - Güttingen: 75 km/47 miles, 1:30 hours.

By road
By private car on the A1 and A7 to Kreuzlingen and then to Güttingen on the well-constructed main road 13. Güttingen from Zurich takes 1 hour, from Basel 2 hours, and from Munich 3 hours.

and/or
Zurich is easily accessible with all the different transport options. The international Zurich-Kloten Airport is 11 km from the city centre and can be reached by train in 10 minutes. The Hauptbahnhof (main train station) is located in the centre of the city. There are hourly connections not only to the other major Swiss cities but also to all major cities in Europe.
Attractions
Lakeside path, Eichenweg, Sunnehüsli, Kieshafen industrial monument, railway station with mechanical signal box (Bruchsal type J) sometimes with free tour on request.
Churches
Located very close to Güttingen and set among the rolling hills of the Thurgau there are many monasteries, churches and chapels. The former Augustinian monastery in Kreuzlingen, the Holy Cross Chapel in Bernrain, the former Carthusian monastery at Ittingen near Frauenfeld and the monastery in Fischingen, which is still inhabited by monks, are just a few examples of this diversity.
Culture
Güttingen has no shortage of signs of its rich cultural past: castles, fortresses and ruins, monasteries, churches and chapels, old sites where crafts and industry once flourished, and all kinds of witnesses to past history in numerous local museums and collections – and of course also the contemporary art and culture in our art spaces and museums, in countless temporary concert halls, small theatres, outdoor stages and open-air fairs etc.
Sport options
The Güttinger forest is one of the region’s largest. Here you can take long walks and enjoy magnificent views of Lake Constance. One of the best ways to explore the region is by bike. The trail network is one of the best developed in Europe – and e-bikes can be rented at the hotel. Interested in golf? You can find more information about the nearby Erlen golf club here: www.erlengolf.ch Or you can explore Lake Constance by canoe, sailing boat or on a leisurely boat cruise. And those who want to enjoy aerial views of the idyllic Lake Constance region, the Rhine Falls with its roaring waters, or a medieval castle can book scenic flights at the reception of Hotel Seemöwe.
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