This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Ravensburg. To help you make friends with Ravensburg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Ravensburg is a pretty, little town nestled in the surrounding hills. It is the shopping and nightlife hotspot for a rather large crowd from the surrounding villages and smaller towns. Thus, there is a very lively inner city (still retaining its old charm, though) with a huge variety of shops and restaurants. There's also plenty to keep people entertained at night with two movie theatres, bars, and some nightclubs as well as cultural events, many of which are alternative. This is surprising because Ravensburg itself is one of the last strongly conservative stands in the country. There is absolutely no open aggression of any type but don't be startled if you see people protesting in the main square with banners saying this and that is against God. Just be a good tourist, smile, take a picture, post it on the internet, and make fun of it there -- but do not start a revolution in the square!
Sights-wise there are some pretty little things, but Ravensburg is mainly more of a base for exploring the area, which offers an eclectic menu of all things old and stunning plus excellent hiking! It is convenient to get to Ravensburg by train (long distance as well as local) plus plenty of bus connections frequent the city. People with their own vehicle will find getting to Ravensburg pleasant, in stark contrast to getting around in it -- traffic is a mess.
When it comes to accommodation, Ravensburg's main target aren't exactly backpackers. Visitors are generally either retirees or businessmen coming for the manifold enterprises that make the city a very rich one, which is noticeable in price levels! Things here don't come cheap and that also includes hostels in Ravensburg.
Written by local enthusiast for Ravensburg hostelsgagalichen