Winter

Winter magic on Lake Constance

As nature begins to hibernate for the winter, Lake Constance enchants visitors with its unique landscape and avery special atmosphere. Numerous Christmas markets and festive Lake Constance cruises get visitors and locals in a festive mood with fresh gingerbread and steaming mulled wine. With the mountains almost close enough to touch, the region around Lake Constance is naturally also the perfect destination for skiers, snowboarders and ski-tourers at this time of year, serving as an ideal starting point for the numerous well-prepared ski runs, cross-country skiing trails, fun parks and ski routes. Anyone who wants to enjoy a little peace and quiet after a winter hike or a day's skiing or who simply wants to get away from the Christmas rush need look no further than one of the numerous thermal baths to be able to unwind in the healing waters – a perfect way to relax, while away the days and enjoy the views over the lake.

All about winter on Lake Constance

Four countries, one lake: a couple of winter tips for travellers and holidaymakers who want to discover an entirely different side to the third-largest lake in Europe:

Bad Ragaz-Wangs Pizol railways: Hiking in the snow close to Lake Constance

Selected winter excursions

Carnival on Lake Constance

Harbour Christmas Lindau at Lake Constance (c) Wolfgang Schneider

Christmas markets

Thermal bath in Upper Swabia close to Lake Constance

Selected winter packages