The German shore of Lake Constance

from Lindau to Stockach
Hagnau at Lake Constance

Genuine Lake Constance

On the German shore of Lake Constance, there is so much to experience all year round! Winding alleys in picturesque old towns, unique views over the Alpine panorama, the broad expanses of Lake Constance set against the snow-covered peaks, even in summer, and a diverse cultural landscape. The sun shines for more than 2,000 hours a year, but Lake Constance exudes its inimitable charm in any weather. In spring an autumn, the mild climate is perfect for slipping on your walking boots and exploring nature. And if by chance it should rain or snow: why not visit one of our innumerable museums or treat yourself to a break in one of the region's thermal baths? Relax, enjoy and let your spirit roam free.

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Must-dos on the German shore of Lake Constance:

  • cycle  along the shore of Lake Constance from Lindau to Bodman
  • let your gaze drift over the expanse of the lake and the mountain backdrop from one of the numerous viewpoints, a café on the boardwalk or a boat
  • cycle or hike through the apple orchards to admire the fruit blossom
  • discover the picturesque old towns on foot
  • visit the wine villages/wine festivals/inns and enjoy a sip of one of the local wines
  • visit the Zeppelin hangar and museum and float high above the lake in a Zeppelin
  • experience the castle concerts in Meersburg and the Salem “Open Air” festival
  • enjoy the cultural hub of Friedrichshafen
  • discover Meersburg Castle and Salem Palace
  • follow the tracks of the Stone Age and Bronze Age at the Unteruhldingen Lake Dwelling Museum

The right place at the right time of year:

  • Spring tip:
    watch as spring awakens while enjoying asparagus and a glass of white wine from the winery around the corner?

  • Summer tip:
    cycle along the Lake Constance cycle path or take to the water in a canoe, kayak, pedal boat or SUP board.

  • Autumn tip:
    hike through the colourful vineyards on one of the numerous premium hiking trails and stop off in a cosy (mountain) inn.

  • Winter tip:
    visit the Zeppelin, Dornier or Tractor Museum or relax in one of the thermal baths.

Selected experiences on the German shores of Lake Constance

Guided tour of Langenargen for families at Lake Constance

Guided tour of Langenargen for families

Is there a ghost in Montfort Castle? Why is the mint called the mint and who many fishermen still work the lake every day? The answers to these and many other questions will be provided on the guided...

The Count and the City of Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance

Guided visit through the Zeppelin city of Friedrichshafen

Lasting one and a half hours, the tour takes in the historic palace bridge on ist way to the emblem of the City of Friedrichshafen, the baroque palace church. Visitors then follow the attractive...

Hohenzollern - Sigmaringen Castle close to Lake Constance

Hohenzollern - Sigmaringen Castle

Built as a castle complex, Sigmaringen Castle -situated between the Swabian Alp and Lake Constance - is now a princely residential palace in which the later Hohenzollern princes determined the course...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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Hörspielkirche Sipplingen

17. July until 9. September

After 4 successful years, the Hörspielkirche Sipplingen will open its doors on Sunday 17 July 2016 for an opening event involving a radio play service. Throughout the summer until 9 September,...

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Long Night of the Lake Constance Gardens

10. June until 10. September

In June and September 2017 the third 'Long night of the Lake Constance Gardens' will take place. Many Lake Constance gardens will open their gates and allow enthusiasts to take part in a special...

Christmas Market “Weihnachten im Schloss”

1. December until 17. December

The annual Christmas fair “Weihnachten im Schloss” takes place within the first three weekends of the advent season. A variety of handmade products and handcraft is offered to you in the unique...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Explore Friedrichshafen and Constance with the...

Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6 - 7 days
Birnau abbey church at Lake Constance

A journey back in time to the Baroque era

4 days

Selected packages on the German shores of Lake Constance

Wirthshof Markdorf: Let your heart go boom

2 nights from €182 per person
Ringhotel Krone Schnetzenhausen at Lake Constance

Champagne dreams

2 nights from €233 per person

Around Lake Constance by bike and boat

7 nights from €430 per person

Contact

Deutsche Bodensee Tourismus GmbH, Karlstraße 13, 88045 Friedrichshafen, Germany