Popular Accommodations in Salem
Highlights in Salem
- Salem Castle with the largest fire brigade museum in Europe
- Barbary monkeys, white storks and fallow deer at the Affenberg
- Open-air concerts at Schlossseefest Salem
- Swimming and sports in the nature adventure park Schlosssee Salem
Most popular in Salem
Vacation rentals in Salem
The state-approved resort Salem seduces with an enchanting landscape directly in front of your holiday home, which is why you can enjoy a wonderful view of the surrounding nature from most of the accommodations. In addition, the community in the Lake Constance district offers you a fantastic local recreation area at the Schlosssee, which you can reach shortly from a vacation rental in Salem.Pure relaxation in the excellently equipped holiday residence
The holiday accommodations in Salem are not only characterised by their location in the middle of a wonderful natural landscape. In many cases you also have your own garden with a barbecue where you can let your children play and prepare their supper. Some vacation rentals are equipped with a pool and a sauna, so that nothing stands in the way of a relaxing holiday.
Vacation in Salem
Location and orientation
The municipality of Salem is located in southern Baden-Württemberg, about 10 kilometres from Meersburg and nine kilometres from Überlingen. It is only 10 minutes by car or 30 minutes by bicycle to the shore of Lake Constance. A 600-metre-high peak from the Gehrensberg, which is located in the Oberstenweiler district, also characterises the landscape.
Things to know
With the Schlosssee, Salem has a wonderful area for swimming, sports and recreation to offer. The nature adventure park offers a wide range of sports facilities, such as beach volleyball, table tennis and giant chess, as well as a 1,000 square metre water playground, just waiting to be tried out by you.
In the area where Salem is located today, people already lived during the Bronze Age. The first villages in the region were founded by the Alemanni in the 3rd century.
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One of the most beautiful sights of the village is the baroque Salem Castle, built on the foundations of a former 12th century monastery. In the 18th century the building was given its present appearance by the Austrian architect Franz Beer. The castle houses the largest fire brigade museum in Europe. In addition, the rooms of the imposing palace complex house the archive of the Bodenseekreis art collection, the distillery and cooperage museum, a wine cellar and a historical smithy.2. Take a trip to the monkey mountain
The monkey mountain is a rare attraction of the region, where you can observe about two hundred free running barbary monkeys in a 20 hectare forest. The zoo also has an outdoor enclosure for fallow deer, a large carp pond and a breeding station for white storks.3. Fun and entertainment at the big party
Always on the first weekend of the summer holidays one of the biggest open-air events of the Lake Constance district takes place at the lake of Salem Castle. Large open-air concerts with international artists are offered. On Saturday evening you can marvel at the impressive sound fireworks display above the castle lake, which is the highlight of the festivity.