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

Red House, Bodenseekreis Gallery at Lake Constance

Red House | Bodenseekreis Gallery

In the historical rooms of a baroque palace on the Schlossplatz in Meersburg, the Bodenseekreis Gallery presents exhibitions of contemporary and modern art throughout the summer. Focussing on Upper...

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...

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...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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Kulturufer Friedrichshafen

27. July until 05. August

A colourful festival with well over 200 artists from every discipline – actors, dancers, musicians, cabaret artists, acrobats and clowns. These are the town's guests for the ten days of events in...

Lindau harbour Christmas

22. November until 16. December

There are lots of Christmas markets. Only Lindau has a harbour Christmas. Nowhere can Christmas market fans find their heart’s desire in such a relaxed manner and nowhere is the scenery more...

Christmas Market Friedrichshafen

30. November until 21. December

For 22 days, Christmas magic fills the cosy village of market stalls on the Buchhornplatz in Friedrichshafen on the very shore of Lake Constance. With its life-size nativity scene, the market is the...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Cycling at Lake Constance

Lake Constance cycle route

4-7 days
Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance Gardens

3 days
Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, UNESCO World Heritage Site close to Lake Constance

UNESCO World Heritage on Lake Constance

3-4 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Lake Constance | © Lake Constance

Shores of Lake Constance

6 nights

Short getaway: half board at hotel Krone

2 nights from €186.00 per person
Ringhotel Krone Schnetzenhausen at Lake Constance

Champagne dreams

2 nights from €208.00 per person

Contact

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