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

Montfort Castle – ascent of the tower at Lake Constance

Montfort Castle – ascent of the tower

One of the most attractive castles around Lake Constance, Montfort Castle is the emblematic landmark of Langenargen. From the tower, visitors enjoy fascinating views over the lake, the Swiss Alps,...

Discovery bus between Unteruhldingen and Salem

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,...

City museum Stockach close to Lake Constance

Stockach City Museum

Small is beautiful - what better way to describe the Stockach City Museum? On the first and second attic storey of the former forestry office, the history of Stockach and the “Zizenhausener...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Take a trip to the Christmas market by catamaran

30. November 2017 until 07. January 2018

Clear, cold air, the breathtaking Alpine scenery and perfect stillness – a trip on a catamaran is also an experience in winter. Throughout the year, these quick boats ply their trade between...

Lindau harbour Christmas

23. November until 17. December

There are lots of Christmas markets. Only Lindau has a harbour Christmas. Nowhere can Christmas market fans find their heart’s desire in such a relaxed manner and nowhere is the scenery more...

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...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Whitefish at Lake Constance

Culture and enjoyment tour in 4 countries

5-6 days
Stand up paddling on Lake Constance

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days
Cycling at Lake Constance

Lake Constance cycle route

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Langenargen: Christmas markets and winter harbour festival

2 nights from 199.00 pro Person

Short getaway: half board at hotel Krone

2 nights from 210.00 pro Person

Wirthshof Markdorf: Let your heart go boom

2 nights from 182.00 pro Person

Contact

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