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

VINEUM Lake Constance in Meersburg

VINEUM Lake Constance

“One of the best museums I have ever visited! A gem with a big fun factor. Every room is a sensory learning experience.” Visitors to the new vineum bodensee can look forward to a rich and varied...

Omas Kaufhaus exhibition and showroom, Meersburg, Lake Constance

Omas Kaufhaus exhibition and showroom, Meersburg

This is where childhood dreams come true. Hand-crafted collectors’ metal ships travel along a water channel that passes through the entire floor of the house while metal toy trains noisily make...

Round trip with the “Kapitänsschaluppe”

The Kapitänsschaluppe is an elegant motorboat for max. 12 people. The service leaves from the municipal harbour beside the tourist information office. The trip takes visitors through Langenargen Bay...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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Apple weeks at Lake Constance

08. September until 14. October

The region around Lake Constance is famous for the numerous types of apple that are grown here. From the apple blossom in spring to the harvest in late summer, Lake Constance apples dominate the...

Tettnang Christmas Market

Tettnang Castle Christmas

30. November until 09. December

Experience the unique ambience and charming Christmas market in the New Castle Tettnang that invites the whole family to stay and enjoy the holiday spirit like the royalty of yesteryear.

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Lake fireworks at Uhldinger Harbor Festival (c) Photo: Achim Mende

Uhldinger Harbor Festival

20. July until 22. July

One of the great Lake Constance summer highlights is the Uhldinger Harbor Festival, when the waterfront promenade in Unteruhldingen becomes a popular party mile for three days. Visitors can look...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Snow on the Säntis in winter at Lake Constance

Swiss experiences with the..

1 day
Panoramic cycle tour by Lake Constance in and around Lindau

Panoramic cycle tour by Lake Constance in and around Lindau

1 day
Whitefish at Lake Constance

Culture and enjoyment tour in 4 countries

5-6 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

A time of pleasure: Relaxation in Hagnau

5 nights from €250.00 per person
Lake Constance | © Lake Constance

Shores of Lake Constance

6 nights

Short getaway: half board at hotel Krone

2 nights from €186.00 per person

Contact address

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