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Dominicans Island

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The Dominican Island or Constance Island is an island in Lake Constance immediately east of the city of Constance. With an area of 1.8 hectares, it is one of the smaller islands in the lake. The island is separated from the city center by a six metre wide channel, and connected to it by a bridge. The island is dominated by the Steigenberger hotel, which is housed in the former Dominican convent.
The channel that separates the island from the mainland is 210 m long, but only 6 m wide. The channel is on the western side of the island; opposite the island is the Niederburg section of the old city center. The channel used to be much wider and was partially filled for the construction of the railway line. The island is barely recognizable as such because the narrow channel is visible only to pedestrians walking on the wharf along the old waterfront. The Constance railway station and the port are about 600 m south of the bridge. The road to the railway station leads past the city park.


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