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Echt Bodensee Card - Information for foreign speaking guests

Make more of your stay in one of Germany's most beautiful holiday regions with the ECHT BODENSEE CARD. Use your guest card for amazing experiences thanks to more than 200 recreational offers and save time, money and stress by travelling for free on buses and trains at the German lakeside. As soon as you check in at your accommodation, you will automatically receive your ECHT BODENSEE CARD.


Many day trip destinations offer attractive discounts and special deals. 

Exclusive Presents 
Receive exclusive mementos and presents to remember your stay for many years to come.

Included services
Free admission to various attractions around the lake.

Benefits & holiday tips

Four countries, one lake: Literally cross borders and enjoy all the highlights that Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein have to offer. We help to find the must-sees and hope you are having a good time during your stay. Let the participating partners inspire you. 

Teilnehmende Gemeinden

Participating municipalities

Please note that you will receive your guest card upon your arrival by your host in the following municipalities. Either once you check in or in advance by e-mail via link to the digital travel guide.


Public transport for free

Simply hop on and hop off: Enjoy free travelling on public transport. You can use buses and trains free of charge in the entire area of Bodensee-Oberschwaben Verkehrsverbund (bodo) - for your excursions, day trips or hiking tours. Your EBC is valid for the entire duration of your stay and serves – in combination with your ID – as your personal ticket. Please present your EBC to the driver when hopping on the bus without being asked. The card is valid for almost all connections (except long-distance coaches and long-distance trains IC/EC). Children under the age of six always travel for free. Dogs are also taken along free of charge.

Detailed validity range. From Friedrichshafen to Bad Schussenried, from Bodman- Ludwigshafen to Leutkirch and from Lindau to Pfullendorf: Your EBC is your ticket to the free use of bodo’s mobility offerings.


Duration of validity

 The ECHT BODENSEE CARD can be used on every full day as well as on the day of arrival and departure.  It is not possible to transfer the EBC itself or the right to use the EBC services in whole or in part to a future stay or to another person.