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What you simply must do when visiting Lake Constance

Zahlreiche Sehenswürdigkeiten am Bodensee

Lake Constance is a classic year-round European destination. Boundless, refreshing, high quality, traditional,
nostalgic — all that fits us.

What you simply must do when visiting Lake Constance:

  • Go for a boat trip
  • Visit one of the dozens of lakeside beaches
  • Take a photo of the Zeppelin
  • Gaze at the water during a whole sunset
  • Buy apples directly from a farmer
  • Enjoy a fish dish with local Lake Constance wine
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Cross at least one frontier
  • Stroll around the island of Mainau
  • Cycle along the lake shore
  • Be amazed by the masses of water – thundering down the Rhine Falls
  • Have your passport stamped with a visa for Liechtenstein
  • See Lake Constance from the air

 

In autumn and in winter, Lake Constance is especially good for …

  • Visiting a Weinfest and eat a ‚Dünnele‘ (a thin baked open sandwich)
  • Gazing at the migratory birds
  • Enjoying the peace and quiet of the lake
  • Hiking in the mountains
  • Visiting a Christmas market on the lake shore during Advent
  • Trying out a traditional Alemannic costume during Carnival
  • Skiing in Malbun in the Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Enjoying one of the Lake Constance thermal baths
  • Spending a day in one of the numerous castles
  • Going for a winter walk
  • Visiting one of the 300 museums

Selected top experiences

Special attractions and unique Lake-Constance-Moments.

Abbey library in St.Gallen close to Lake Constance

Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, the abbey library and the surrounding monastery buildings - in short the St. Gallen Abbey District - was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. This...

Aerial photograph of the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen at Lake Constance

Rhine Falls

Every year, more than two million visitors make the pilgrimage to Schaffhausen to see the roaring waters of the Rhine. That is why Schaffhausen is sometimes called the “City of the Rhine Falls”....

Upper Swabian Baroque Road

For almost fifty years, the Upper Swabian Baroque Road has paved the way to the lovingly renovated vestiges of the past. Four roads wind their way through the region, connecting more than one hundred...

Zeppelin flight

The engines purr quietly as the Zeppelin NT majestically lifts off and reaches its cruising altitude of about 300 metres. Unfasten your seat belts, stroll around, take a look over the pilot's...

Selected experiences around Lake Constance

Aerial photograph of Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Mainau Island

The year-round beauty of Flower Island Mainau can be explored on 45 hectare of impressive gardens. The second largest butterfly house in Germany invites everybody to its tropical world with...

SEA LIFE Constance

At SEA LIFE Constance, plunge into the fascinating world of fresh and salt water fish without getting your feet wet. Follow the course of the Rhine from the Alpine glaciers to Lake Constance and on...

Front of the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

Interested in how Count Zeppelin had his airship built? Curious to know about his greatest achievements – and how such terrible tragedies could have occurred? Discover the museum of technology...

Old Castle in Meersburg at Lake Constance

Old Castle in Meersburg

Anyone who crosses the drawbridge and walks through the heavy entrance door to Meersburg Castle finds themselves plunged into the fascinating world of bygone times. The castle looks back on more than...

Salem Monastery and Palace at Lake Constance

Salem Monastery and Palace

Surrounded by extensive parks and gardens stands the former Cistercians monastery and modern-day Salem palace. It came into the possession of the Margraves of Baden in 1802 and has belonged to the...

Affenberg Salem

For 40 years, Salem on Lake Constance has been home to Germany’s biggest and most attractive open-air monkey enclosure. More than 200 playful Barbary macaques roam free in a 20-hectare Stretch of...

Säntis cableway close to Lake Constance

Säntis cableway

Säntis lays rightful claim to being one of the most beautiful natural settings in Europe. You can enjoy the experience all year round and in all weather, as the Aerial tramway is always in service....

The Pfänderbahn cable car in Bregenz

With its unique views over Lake Constance, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and 240 Alpine peaks, the Pfänder (1,064m) is the most famous vantage point in the area. Whether you are exploring the Alpine...

Lake Dwelling Museum Unteruhldingen

In the mood for a museum? Then head for the Lake Dwelling Museum on Lake Constance. It is only a five-minute walk from the Unteruhldingen landing jetty – Welcome to the Stone Age! The lake...

Bodensee-Schifffahrt

Passenger ships

A short break on-board. A light breeze that strokes your face. The unmistakable smell of the fresh Lake Constance air. A glass of wine by the ship’s rail as you look out across the great expanse of...

New & special attractions

Surfmax - Surf school, café and beach

Located right beside the inner bay in Hard, you can hire windsurfing and stand-up paddle (SUP) boards or take lessons. Canoes and kayaks are also available for hire. The light winds on Lake Constance...

Maestrani's Chocolarium

Chocolate makes people happy, but how does this happiness get into the chocolate? An interactive tour takes you on this sweet journey. Dive into a chocolatey world of happiness and uncover the sweet...

Moorlands in the Pfrunger-Burgweiler peatlands with their nature conservation centre close to Lake Constance

Pfrunger-Burgweiler peatlands with their nature conservation centre

A visit to the Prunger-Burgweiler peatlands is a chance to switch off, take a deep breath and recharge your batteries! Listen to the lively chirping of about 210 different species of bird as you...

Blöckle - Ravensburg Bouldering Centre

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing at jump off height. It is a reduction to the bare essentials involving no ropes, hooks or fear of heights. And if you don’t have the strength to reach the...

Adventure golf in the Seepark Linzgau close to Lake Constance

Seepark Linzgau

With its design, flair and spacious outdoor areas, the Seepark Linzgau is the perfect year-round destination for the entire family. Attractive walks, a water adventure park, play areas for kids to...

Rafting in the Ravensburger Spieleland close to Lake Constance

Ravensburger Spieleland

In the leisure park by Lake Constance, the entire family can enjoy unforgettable moments together: plunge into the depths of the Alpine Rafting, whiz up to the lofty heights of the “Here comes the...

Lake Constance thermal spa in Konstanz

Lake Constance thermal spa in Konstanz

The thermal spa Bodensee-Therme Kosntanz is located right on the shore of Lake Constance. While guests enjoy the warm thermal water, they have a spectacular, panoramic view of the Alps. After...

inatura - Children in the Dornbirn nature show experience at Lake Constance

inatura - Dornbirn nature show experience

Dornbirn’s “inatura” is a singular museum. “Please touch”. The inatura exhibition explores themes relating to nature, humans and technology. The museum includes interactive games and video...

Eistobel

Rushing waterfalls, deep swirling holes, huge rocks and cliffs - this is the Eistobel. Find out more about the origins of this canyon geology, the elusive alpine salamander and the Turk’s cap lily...

The Battlement Walkway in Isny

The battlement walkway crowning the medieval city wall is the historic, architectural highlight of Isny in Allgäu. The narrow, wooden defense walkway is elevated and covered by a protective...

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Konstanz: historical district Niederburg (c)Schwelle | © Dagmar Schwelle

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