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What you simply must do when visiting Lake Constance

Lake Constance is a classic year-round European destination. Today‘s holiday- makers are looking for just that. 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

Ausgewählte Top Erlebnisse am Bodensee

Der Bodensee ist ein europäischer Urlaubsklassiker. An 365 Tagen im Jahr lockt er an seine Ufer und in die vier Länder, die ihn umgeben.

St. Peter und Paul church on the Reichenau Island at Lake Constance

Reichenau Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, Reichenau Island in Lake Constance bears outstanding testimony to the religious and cultural role of a great Benedictine monastery of the Middle Ages.

Lake Constance Airship

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...

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”....

Liechtenstein souvenir stamp

The Liechtenstein souvenir stamp is particularly popular with visitors to the Principality of Liechtenstein. The Principality of Liechtenstein is well worth a visit – so don‘t forget to pick up...

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...

Lake Constance thermal spa in Konstanz

Lake Constance thermal spa in Konstanz

A visit to the Lake Constance thermal spa in Konstanz promises a relaxing time-out: In the colder months, guests can relax in the thermal bath while enjoying the view over Lake Constance. Bubble...

MS München on Lake Constance

Passenger ships

Time for the moment Take a deep breath, let your gaze drift over the seemingly endless shoreline and simply enjoy the here and now – that is a boat trip on Lake Constance. A glass of wine by the...

Baroque church close to Lake Constance

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...

Selected top experiences around Lake Constance

Die Hightlights unter den Ausflugszielen und definitiv einen Besuch Wert. Und mit der BodenseeErlebniskarte können diese ohne zusätzliche Kosten erlebt werden.

Aerial photograph of Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Mainau Island

In addition to the sumptuous variety of flowers in bloom in the park and garden, every season promises its own special highlights, not only during the holidays. Unique attractions, even for cooler,...

Penguins in the SEA LIFE Constance

SEA LIFE Constance

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

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

Visitors who cross the drawbridge and walk through the heavy gateway to Meersburg castle find themselves surrounded by the charm of a bygone age. Meersburg castle can look back on more than a...

Salem Monastery and Palace at Lake Constance

Salem Monastery and Palace

At the heart of a vast park and garden complex sits the former Cistercians monastery and current Salem Palace. In 1802, it became the property of the Margraves of Baden before passing into the hands...

Affenberg Salem

For more than 30 years, Salem near Lake Constance has been home to Germany’s largest and most attractive open-air monkey enclosure. More than 200 playful Barbary macaques are free to romp around a...

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 explore the mountain all year round whatever the weather, as the cableway is always in service. At...

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

Welcome to the lake dwellings of Unteruhldingen! In the Lake Dwelling Museum, history comes to life by Lake Constance