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

Aquastaad – the family pool

In sunny weather, the natural shingle beach is an attractive destination with its sand play hills and the lake with two floating bathing islands. With its stock of old trees, the sunbathing lawn is 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...

Aerial view of Überlingen at Lake Constance

Guided tour of Überlingen

You will discover Überlingen on a tour through the historic old and learn interesting and amusing facts about the turbulent history of the city. Take a look inside the historic council chamber,...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Christmas Market Friedrichshafen

1. December until 22. December

For 27 days, festive magic fills the cosy village of cabins on Buchhornplatz in Friedrichshafen, next to the Zeppelin Museum and on the very shore of Lake Constance. With its life-size crib and...

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...

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,...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Snow on the Säntis in winter at Lake Constance

Swiss experiences with the..

1 day
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

Selected packages on the German shores of Lake Constance

Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights

A time of pleasure: Relaxation in Hagnau

5 nights from €245 per person
Ringhotel Krone Schnetzenhausen at Lake Constance

Champagne dreams

2 nights from €233 per person

Contact

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