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Ger. Bodensee, lake, 208 sq mi (539 sq km), bordering on Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. It is 42 mi (68 km) long and has a maximum depth of 827 ft (252 m).
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(from Bodman, the name of an old imperial castle), one of the largest lakes in the foothills of the Alps, on the border between the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), Switzerland, and Austria.

The Bodensee lies at an altitude of 395 m. It has an area of 538 sq km (63 km long and 14 km wide, with a maximum depth of 252 m). To the northwest it branches out into three separate parts (Überlinger See, Untersee, and Zeller See). During the period of the Würm glaciation the lake bed of the Bodensee was subjected to the action of the terminal Rhine Glacier. The shores of the Bodensee are flat or hilly; in the southeast they are high and craggy. The Rhine River flows through the Bodensee, and this lake serves as a natural regulator of the flow of the middle Rhine. The lake’s water is blue-green in color and is clear. It freezes very rarely and mitigates the climate of the surrounding area. Seiches are observed on this lake. It abounds in many valuable species of fish (trout, burbot). There is steamship transportation. The large cities and health resorts in the area are Konstanz, Friedrichshaven, Lindau (FRG), and Bregenz (Austria).

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In addition to the German federal government, the European Commission, the Internationale Bodensee Konferenz (IBK, International Bodensee Conference), and the states of Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg, growing numbers of foundations and corporations are becoming sponsors of the Meetings of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, which are a preeminent forum for dialogue between the scientific and business communities.
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A pretty little town on the shores of the Bodensee (Lake Constance), Friedrichshafen is where German families come to sail, swim, cycle and relax.
There was, however, a town called Konstanz, on the western, Swiss shore of a body of water called Bodensee.
The Haerle Brewery, a family-owned business making beer since 1822 in the southern town of Koenigseggwald near the Bodensee Lake, said local beer-lovers are setting up a new company and selling shares to raise capital.
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The intensely cultivated Bodensee region has a reputation for quality, and makes inroads in a niche market in the UK between December and March, supplementing fruit imported from other EU members which have stronger ties.
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Cross-border co-operation in the Lake Constance region involves a variety of geographic definitions, but there is an evolving consensus that the "Euro-region" or "Euregio Bodensee" includes the German counties of Konstanz, Singen, Sigmaringen and Bodensee in the Land of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the Bavarian county of Lindau, the Austrian Land Vorarlberg, the Swiss Cantons of St.
Stadler's admiration for the beautiful spot of German landscape on which he grew up seems to stand in some contrast to his nostalgia for exotic places where palms grow and cannibals roam, until we recall that it is people, not scenery, that impel him to abandon the area around the Bodensee for his "Reisen ans Ende der Welt.
Zumthor's most recently completed major work is the Kunsthaus at Bregenz, where Austria fleetingly touches the east end of Lake Constance, the Bodensee.