FAQ

How can I apply for a conference?

The easiest and fastest way is to apply online.

If you should have problems by applying online, you may alternatively use our printable application form. Please request this form per email to office@bodenseehof.de.

Then send the form to:
Bodenseehof e.V.
Ziegelstrasse 15
88048 Friedrichshafen
Germany
or telefax to 07541 950988

Unfortunately, that's not possible. We need a written and binding application and can't accept reservations.

Only in exceptional cases can we accept a cancellation. The deposit is non-refundable in case of cancellation.

Upon receipt of registration confirmation, we will ask for a registration fee of € 25. Your registration is only valid after this deposit. In the case of cancellation, this deposit will not be returned. Reservations are not possible.

The remaining fee is to be paid a minimum two weeks before the conference begins. The stated price for the conference is to be paid in full regardless of your arrival or departure.

Please use the following account details for conference payments:
Sparkasse Bodensee
IBAN: DE35 6905 0001 0020 1189 49
BIC/Swift Code: SOLADES1KNZ

How are the rooms furnished at Bodenseehof?

Our rooms offer space and comfort for refreshing holidays. The bedrooms are simply and tastefully furnished with adequate wardrobe and drawer space, chairs, tables, and a wash hand basin. Showers and toilets are located near each bedroom in the hallway. All rooms are made up for your arrival.

Most rooms are four-bed rooms and ten-bed rooms with modern bunk beds. We do have a few double-bed rooms with double beds. If you are interested in these rooms, please ask about the availability.

Families with children are accommodated in a private spacious room and don't have to share their space with other guests.

We are striving to welcome everybody in our house. In general, it is possible to attend our holidays with physical restrictions.

Unfortunately, we don't have any single rooms available for our guests. Our smallest rooms are double rooms. Alternatively, guests may apply as "day guests without lodging" and reside externally throughout the holiday.

Throughout the application process, you may use the field "Your message" to let us know about your preferences. We will then try to consider your requests if possible.

Are there regular meal times?

The fellowship is an essential part of life at Bodenseehof and the Christian faith. Therefore we all meet at regular times to eat together in our dining hall.

In spring and winter, we have breakfast from 7:30 to 8:00 am, we will meet for lunch at 12:30 pm and will have dinner at 6:00 pm.

During summer and fall, we take our breakfast from 8:30 to 9:00 am, we will meet for lunch at 12:30 pm and dinner will happen at 6:30 pm.

Our daily rate contains three meals; one rich buffet for breakfast, a warm lunch which usually comes with a salad bar and a hot supper/dinner.

Yes, we do offer vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free, and dairy-free food.

Please chose your option in the application form while you apply, as we have to prepare the food especially for you.

In the first and second floor of the dorm, you will find a small tea kitchen which you can use to store and eat your food and drinks.

Our „Honeycomb“ is regularly opened in the afternoon and evening. There you can purchase of a selection of warm and cold drinks and different snacks as chocolate, chips, or chewing gum.

May I attend the holiday program even with small children?

Yes, please do. We specifically offer some of our holidays as family holidays, which come with a special program for children between the age of 3 to 12. Also, we have two rooms with an audio transmission of the teaching for parents with very young children.

Families with children are accommodated in their private spacious room and don't have to share their space with other guests.

We offer different bikes, which you may rent to discover our surroundings. Unfortunately, we can't offer bikes for children.

It is possible to play table tennis and pool in our games room. The necessary equipment can be borrowed at the reception, as well as balls and different toys.

Our orchard and sports ground is perfect for romping, running around, and playing games.

Is it possible to get internet access?

At Bodenseehof we emphasize the quiet and slowing down. Therefore we do not offer WiFi access. There is a coffee shop in Fischbach which offer access to their WiFi if you purchase a meal. There's also a T-Mobile Hotspot in Fischbach.

At Bodenseehof we emphasize fellowship. Therefore we ask you to please leave your console, tablet, stereo system or similar devices at home.

In the "Honeycomb" we have a selection of board games and card games, and there are many other options to use your time. How about doing some sport or maybe go on a walk on the banks of Lake Constance?

Yes. We do offer the option to apply to our conferences as "day guest without lodging". This includes the participation at our complete holiday program and all meals.

Yes, absolutely. We would love to welcome you in our house. We'd ask you to commit to participate in the regular bible studies and invite you to be open to our message. We would love to discuss all your questions and are already looking forward to having you here with us.

Unfortunately, we can't offer to pick up our guests.

The next bus stop (Fischbach West) is just 2 minutes away from Bodenseehof if you should arrive by bus. From the train station in Fischbach, it's only about 15 minutes to walk to Bodenseehof.

At Lake Constance, we have a very mild climate. Throughout the summer season there's almost Mediterranean climate, and even in winter it's rarely frigid, so there are only a few days of frost.

From September to November, the average temperature is 57 °F (14 °Celcius). From December to February, the temperatures are around 32 °F (0 °Celcius), but in summer they rise to an average 68 °F (20 °Celcius) with about 8 hours of sun, daily from June to August.

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Booking

Since the proclamation of God’s Word (the Gospel) is of central importance for us, we ask all our guests to commit to participating in the regular bible studies.

  • Registration is to be made in written form – either by mail, fax or online – and will be confirmed in writing, as well.

  • Upon receipt of registration confirmation, we will ask for a registration fee of € 25. Your registration is only valid after this deposit. In the case of cancellation, this deposit will not be returned. Reservations are not possible.

  • The remaining fee is to be paid a minimum two weeks before the conference begins. The stated price for the conference is to be paid in full regardless of your arrival or departure.
  • Please use the following account details for conference payments:
    Sparkasse Bodensee
    IBAN: DE35 6905 0001 0020 1189 49
    BIC/Swift Code: SOLADES1KNZ

  • Full room and board are included in the price unless otherwise stated. If you would like to participate in one of our conferences but find yourself unable to pay the price, please get in touch with us. The cost should not keep you from joining us, and we will work to find a solution.

  • Apart from our dorm building, we can offer a limited number of double rooms. Should you be interested in booking one of these, please send us an inquiry to find out about availability. It is also possible to participate in the entire program (including meals) without staying overnight at Bodenseehof.

Arrival

FROM THE NORTH

Travel on the B31 in the direction of Friedrichshafen and Lindau. Once you reach Immenstaad, you are just 2 km away from Bodenseehof. Look for Ziegelstrasse as you enter the suburb of Fischbach. It is the first right turn after a camping ground.

FROM THE SOUTH

Travel on the B31 in the direction of Meersburg and Donaueschingen. Once you reach Fischbach, you are only 1 mile away from the school. Look for Ziegelstrasse on your left shortly before the end of the village.



PLAN YOUR JOURNEY BY CAR

Bodenseehof is one street off of the main bus route to Friedrichshafen. At either the Stadtbahnhof (main train station) or the ferry station, take Bus 7395 heading toward Meersburg (schedule). The stop you want is Fischbach West. When you get there, just walk across the street to the crosswalk and turn down Ziegelstrasse.

There is a station for long-distance coaches in Friedrichshafen, which is served daily by Flixbus. There are direct connections from and to Munich, Freiburg, Zurich, and Berlin.



Plan your journey with public transport

Plan your journey with Flixbus

Bus line 7395 schedule

Friedrichshafen has a train station (Stadtbahnhof) which is served by the Bus 7395 from and to Bodenseehof. There are regular connections to and from Stuttgart, Lindau, and Basel.

Some of those connections stop at the Bodensee-Airport Friedrichshafen. This journey takes about 5 minutes from the main station.

Once you are at the ferry station in Friedrichshafen, the Bus 7395 is available to Bodenseehof (leave the bus at Fischbach-West. From there it is about 3 minutes to Bodenseehof.



PLAN YOUR JOURNEY BY TRAIN

Friedrichshafen can be reached from Switzerland via a ferry taken from Romanshorn. The ferry runs every hour from 6 am to 6 pm.

Once you are at the ferry station in Friedrichshafen, the Bus 7395 is available to Bodenseehof (leave the bus at Fischbach-West. From there it is about 3 minutes to Bodenseehof.



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Friedrichshafen has an international airport which is located just 20 minutes away from Bodenseehof. We strongly suggest using this airport because of its convenience and proximity. Connecting flights to Friedrichshafen go approximately three times a day from Frankfurt/Main (45-minute flights).

Other flight options within Germany are Munich (4 hours away), Stuttgart (3.5 hours away) or Memmingen (2.5 hours away). Students arriving at these airports should come by train to Friedrichshafen.

The Airport near Zürich, Switzerland, is also a possible option (2.5 hours away): from the airport take the train to Romanshorn, Switzerland and then the ferry across the Bodensee to Friedrichshafen.



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