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See Lake Constance.


(Placename) the German name for (Lake) Constance


(ˈkɒn stəns)

1. Lake. German, Bodensee. a lake in W Europe, bounded by Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. 46 mi. (74 km) long; 207 sq. mi. (536 sq. km).
2. German, Konstanz. a city in S Germany, on this lake: church council 1414–18. 68,305.
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Noun1.Bodensee - a lake in southeastern Germany on the northern side of the Swiss Alps; forms part of the Rhine River
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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This bike tour round the shores of Central Europe's third largest lake, known as Bodensee to the Germans, dips into Germany, Austria and Sw lo wca ta te Switzerland.
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Which lake, also called the Bodensee, has an area which includes part of Germany, Austria and Switzerland?
Das Tagebuch einer Ferienreise an den Bodensee von 1791.
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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.