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

Round trip with the “Kapitänsschaluppe" on Lake Constance

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...

Guided city and palace tour, Tettnang close to Lake Constance

Guided city and palace tour, Tettnang

Have you ever visited the main residence of the Counts of Montfort, who once as powerful as the Hapsburgs? Learn more about this theme during a guided tour of the town of Tettnang and the residential...

Langenargen Museum at Lake Constance

Langenargen Museum

Former President Erwin Teufel described the Langenargen Museum as “A gem among the museums in the Lake Constance area”. The main attraction is one of the largest collections of works by Hans...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Tettnang - Christmas at the palace

1. December until 17. December

You can discover an enchanting Christmas market in the atmospheric Tettnang palace on the first, second and third weekends in Advent. The wide range of craft work and artistic creations and goods...

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Autumn food festival by Lake Constance – in and around Lindau

14. October until 28. October

Smoked white fish fillet with a glass of Müller-Thurgau or typical Allgäu cheese and bread with a freshly pulled beer - the regional pleasures by Lake Constance are seemingly endless in and around...

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Apple weeks at Lake Constance

23. September until 15. 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...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Cycling at Lake Constance

Lake Constance cycle route

Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6 - 7 days

Discover the Lake Constance region with the...

3 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Wirthshof Markdorf: Let your heart go boom

2 nights from €182 per person

Langenargen: Christmas markets and winter harbour festival

2 nights from €199 per person

Short getaway: half board at hotel Krone

2 nights from €210 per person

Contact

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