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

Uhldingen vivarium at Lake Constance

Uhldingen vivarium

The wide variety of species in the Uhldingen vivarium ranges from the largest species of snake (the reticulated python), through the largest species of monitor lizard (the water monitor), to the...

Discovery bus 1

ErlebnisBus (Discovery Bus) 1 runs an hourly service connecting Unteruhldingen harbour, the vivarium and the lake dwellings with the favourite excursion destinations further away from the lake,...

Hohenzollern - Sigmaringen Castle close to Lake Constance

Hohenzollern - Sigmaringen Castle

Built as a castle complex, Sigmaringen Castle -situated between the Swabian Alp and Lake Constance - is now a princely residential palace in which the later Hohenzollern princes determined the course...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Top event

Kulturufer Friedrichshafen

27. July until 05. August

A colourful festival with well over 200 artists from every discipline – actors, dancers, musicians, cabaret artists, acrobats and clowns. These are the town's guests for the ten days of events in...

Christmas Market Friedrichshafen

01. December until 22. December

For 22 days, Christmas magic fills the cosy village of market stalls on the Buchhornplatz in Friedrichshafen on the very shore of Lake Constance. With its life-size nativity scene, the market is the...

Winter Fun with the White Fleet on Lake Constance

Winter on the waves

23. November until 17. December

It is winter in the lake’s shipping companies: the ships are festively decorated and the lake is still and peaceful. Even in winter, a boat trip is the most attractive means of experiencing Lake...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Discover the Lake Constance region with the...

3 days
Snow on the Säntis in winter at Lake Constance

Swiss experiences with the..

1 day
Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance Gardens

3 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Garden bicycle tour at Lake Constance

6 days from €499.00 pro Person
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Shores of Lake Constance

6 nights

Wintertime at the Krone

2 nights from €208.00 pro Person

Contact

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