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.

Pictures & Videos

Current weather The German shore of Lake Constance

today
15°
16°
sunny
amount of rainfall
0 l/m²
hours of sunshine
10h 18min
tomorrow
15°
17°
the day after tomorrow
20°
21°

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...

Guided city tour in Meersburg at Lake Constance

Guided tour of Meersburg

Enjoy a guide tour through the historic old town with all its romantic alleys and corners. You will gain an insight into the history of the town, including a visit to the palace church.

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

© Kulturamt Lindau | Photo: Wolfgang Schneider

Lindau Harbor Christmas Market

22. November until 16. December

There are many Christmas markets, but only one Harbor Christmas market in Lindau. Relaxed. Romantic. Atmospheric. With dramatic alpine scenery as your backdrop directly on the lakeside promenade.

Top event

Historic wood sawing days in the CAR & TRACTOR MUSEUM

13. October until 14. October

Experience 100 year old chainsaws in action. Learn how logs were cut from tree trunks by hand and with gang saws 80 years ago. Follow the exhausting work of freelance sawyers, who moved from house to...

Christmas Cruise on the Bodensee Catamaran

29. November until 22. December

Get easy and direct access to two superb Christmas markets in Friedrichshafen and Constance. Both catamaran moorings are within walking distance of the winter magic and festive Christmas village...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days
Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Explore Friedrichshafen and Constance with the...

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

Wintertime at the Krone

2 nights from €212.00 per person

Winter magic at Hotel City Krone

2 nights from €119.00 per person

Around Lake Constance by bike and boat

7 nights from €470.00 per person

Show all experiences The German shore of Lake Constance

Swiss Cheese Fondue with Wine Tasting

Individual: €13.50 per person
Käsefondue in der GenussWerkstatt

Swiss Cheese Fondue with Wine Tasting

Individual: €49.00 per person
Group: €1.00 per person

Contact address

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