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

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...

The port of Constance during winter times at Lake Constance

Advent cruises from Constance, Friedrichshafen and Lindau

During the winter season, the fleet of the Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe (BSB) is festively decorated and the lake is calm and silent. The BSB help their guests get into the Christmas spirit with relaxed...

The Count and the City of Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance

The Count and the City of Friedrichshafen

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

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Top event

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,...

Winter magic trips on the catamaran

24. November until 22. December

In the hectic run-up to Christmas, the centres of Constance and Friedrichshafen can be somewhat chaotic. Time for a breather: slip gently over the lake on the catamaran and find yourself at the heart...

Christmas market Überlingen

7. December until 17. December

Every December, the Hofstatt, the main square in the historic city center of Überlingen, is transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland. On festive decorated stands, artisans and traders from...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

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

UNESCO World Heritage on Lake Constance

3-4 days

Discover the Lake Constance region with the...

3 days
Whitefish at Lake Constance

Culture and enjoyment tour in 4 countries

5-6 days

Selected packages on the German shores of Lake Constance

Ringhotel Krone Schnetzenhausen at Lake Constance

Champagne dreams

2 nights from €205 per person
Tennis in the Ringhotel Krone Schnetzenhausen at Lake Constance

Tennis arrangement

2 nights from €190 per person

Wirthshof Markdorf: Winter discovery by Lake Constance

5 nights from €389 per person

Contact

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