Kreuzlingen in the German-speaking canton of Thurgau is located on the shores of Lake Constance (Bodensee). The city was created through the merger of the former municipalities of Kreuzlingen-Egelshofen with Kurzrickenbach (1927) and Emmishofen (1928). With its 22,000 inhabitants, it is part of the agglomeration of the German city of Constance. Only two kilometers (and a border in the middle), separate these two cities which developed in parallel forming a cross-border agglomeration of 130,000 inhabitants. Almost half of the city's residents are foreigners, mostly Germans. Kreuzlingen is the seat of the Thurgau Teaching College, founded in 2003. The city's largest employer is General Dynamics European Land Systems - Mowag GmbH (armored vehicles), as well as Amcor Flexibles (aluminum), Strellson (clothing), Neuweiler , Chocolat Bernrain, Ifolor and Rausch. All the major banks, insurance companies and specialist stores are also present there. To see: the former Augustinian convent, the former Saint-Ulrich collegiate church; the Rosenegg House (regional museum); the lake museum (Seemuseum); Seeburg Castle.
The exceptional setting of Lake Constance makes a major contribution to the quality of life in Kreuzlingen where, despite high demand, building construction remains under control. Here, sports and leisure revolve around the lake: beach, swimming, windsurfing, boating, sailing, diving or pedal boats. The Seeburgpark, the largest public park by the lake, offers walkers and families vast natural wooded areas along with playgrounds for children. Around Seeburg Castle and the Maritime Museum, restaurants await gourmets. From the marina many shipping companies operate on the lake. Kreuzlingen is the starting point for cruises on the Rhine to Schaffhausen, via Stein am Rhein. The surrounding hills are places for hiking and cycling. The southern part of the city stretches over the hillsides of the Seerücken, reaching 700 meters. All around the lake, and especially in its German part, there is a famous vineyard. That of Kreuzlingen, to which street names such as Weinstrasse or Weinberg testify, partly disappeared at the end of the 19th century. The canton of Thurgau is also the canton of the apple. In spring the flowering of apple trees is a spectacle not to be missed. Real estate prices are in the Swiss high average.