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

Bibelgalerie Meersburg am Bodensee

Meersburg Bible Gallery

Discover traces of the bible in culture, history, the present and our everyday life. Entertaining and informative for young and old alike: nomad tent and clay house, scriptorium, treasury and...

”Pleasures for your palate“ in the old city-center of Überlingen

Our pasta-manufactory produces, with a lot of care, imagination and love, homemade pasta made with only the finest organic ingredients. We are part of the social integration organisation SKID (Social...

Guided tour of Langenargen for families at Lake Constance

Guided tour of Langenargen for families

Is there a ghost in Montfort Castle? Why is the mint called the mint and who many fishermen still work the lake every day? The answers to these and many other questions will be provided on the guided...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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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...

Christmas Market and Skating Rink Überlingen

16. November 2018 until 06. January 2019

In the heart of the old town, craftsmen and traders from Überlingen and the Lake Constance region present their lovingly designed creations at festively decorated stands. A visit to the Christmas...

Advent Cruises on Lake Constance Ships

24. November until 16. December

Enjoy a festive, two-hour cruise accompanied by holiday music, Santa Claus, and a cup of coffee and cake.

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Snow on the Säntis in winter at Lake Constance

Swiss experiences with the..

1 day
Birnau abbey church at Lake Constance

A journey back in time to the Baroque era

4 days
Stand up paddling on Lake Constance

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Premium Lake Shore hiking trail at Lake Constance

Premium Lake Shore hiking trail from Constance to Überlingen

5 days 4 nights from €399.00 per person

Langenargen: Christmas markets and winter harbour festival

2 nights from €199.00 per person
Ringhotel Krone Schnetzenhausen at Lake Constance

Champagne dreams

2 nights from €208.00 per person

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Swiss Cheese Fondue with Wine Tasting

Individual: €13.50 per person
Käsefondue in der GenussWerkstatt

Swiss Cheese Fondue with Wine Tasting

Group: €49.00 per person

Contact address

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