Gottlieben stretches along the Seerhein, a short waterway that connects Lake Constance with Untersee. The municipality, which has around 300 inhabitants, is one of the smallest in Switzerland in terms of area.
The enchanting setting of Gottlieben is characterized by charming half-timbered houses from the 17th century, picturesque corners and a picturesque avenue of plane trees. Remarkable treasures are hidden in this small village. Gottlieben Castle once belonged to the French Emperor Napoleon III and reveals its splendor particularly impressively when viewed from the water. An outstanding half-timbered building houses the renowned hotel-restaurant “Drachenburg”. Also worthy of note are the famous Gottlieber Hüppen, the two important shipyards, the “Bodman” House of Literature and a flourishing craft industry.
In the idyllic Hüppenmanufaktur directly on the banks of the Seerhein on Lake Constance in Gottlieben, Switzerland, the most delicate and warmest crêpes are created, which are probably unique in the world. Just as in times gone by, these delicacies are still baked and rolled individually and carefully by hand, just like the leaf of a precious Havana cigar. The care and precision applied are unparalleled.
Each Gottlieber Hüppe is then individually filled with fine, homemade gourmet fillings or pure Swiss chocolate. They are then carefully packaged by hand, piece by piece. These fillings, which use only the finest ingredients and some of which have won gold awards, are created and produced exclusively in Gottlieben.
Hüppen have long been known and loved in the small Thurgau town of Gottlieben, whose foundation dates back to 1251. Even Queen Hortense Bonaparte enjoyed the so-called “Gaufrettes” from Gottlieben when she resided nearby at Arenenberg Castle from 1817 to 1837. Her famous son, the future Emperor of France Napoleon III, also became an enthusiastic fan of these delicate delicacies from Gottlieben.
Video Gottlieben and the Gottlieber Hüppen
Video A visit to Gottlieber Hüppen