Only 3 miles/5 km long, this tiny island of Lake Constance is notable for its Benedictine Monastery.
Founded in 724, it became on of the great medieval intellectual and cultural centres of Europe. There are also three village churches, as remarkable for their early medieval architecture as for their wall paintings. Get to the island by boat or by causeway, then take time to walk or cycle. The island is also known for its excellent vegetables.