Thurgau Bodensee

Spring in Altnau at Lake Constance

Typical Thurgau

Endless views over the water and the mountains within your reach: the rolling hills of Thurgau unfold on the southern shore of Lake Constance. Families love the camp-sites by the water's edge. Holidaymakers in search of culture can enjoy a journey of discovery off the beaten track. And with its numerous unusual hotels, the canton of Thurgau shows just how modern and innovative such a rural region can be. The canton is also home to the Müller-Thurgau white wine. It is served in cosy taverns as well as in the roughly 20 Gault-Millau restaurants in the region. Idyllic paths through orchards all lead to the same destination: a relaxed means of finding yourself.

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Must-dos in Thurgau:

  • go on a scavenger hunt in Ittingen Charterhouse
  • explore the Apply Way in Altnau
  • cycle the Most Velotour
  • go fishing on Lake Constance
  • admire the oldest utility vehicles in the Saurer Museum
  • live like Napoleon in Salenstein
  • sit in silence - meditate in Fischingen Abbey
  • watch how Öpfelringli are made
  • discover the rose town of Bischofszell
  • travel the most beautiful route in Switzerland - Grand Tour of Switzerland

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The right place at the right time of year:

  • Spring tip:
    take a cycling trip through the blossoming fruit trees.

  • Summer tip:
    learn more about fruit on the Altnau Apple Way.

  • Autumn tip:
    visit the Möhl fruit press in Arbon.

  • Winter tip:
    take a guided tour of the Napoleon Museum in Arenenberg.

Selected experiences in Thurgau Bodensee

Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Napoleon Museum, Arenenberg Palace and Park

Arenenberg Palace stands in one of the most attractive viewpoints around Lake Constance. In 1816, the stepdaughter of Napoleon I, Hortense de Beauharnais, chose it as residence in exile. She extended...

MS München on Lake Constance

Passenger ships

A short break on-board. A light breeze that strokes your face. The unmistakable smell of the fresh Lake Constance air. A glass of wine by the ship’s rail as you look out across the great expanse of...

Carthusian Monastery Ittingen close to Lake Constance

Ittingen Charterhouse and Museum

Ittingen Charterhouse is not only an atmospheric location; it is also one of the region’s cultural highlights. The former monastery houses two museums with exhibitions capable of attracting tens of...

Selected events in Thurgau Bodensee

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Apple weeks at Lake Constance

Apple week

24. September until 16. 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...

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SlowUp Euregio Lake Constance

27. August

Between Arbon and Romanshorn, you can't hear any engine noise on the asphalt at all. A 25-mile circuit along the Swiss shore of Lake Constance following small roads and agricultural roads will be...

Christmas Exhibition Arenenberg

26. November until 23. December

The alternative Advent with the biggest living Christmas tree on the lake. On 7th December 1815, just in time for Christmas, Hortense de Beauharnais – the former First Lady of France and the most...

Selected tours in Thurgau Bodensee

Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance Gardens

3 days
Cycling at Lake Constance

Lake Constance cycle route

Stand up paddling on Lake Constance

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days

Contact

Thurgau Tourismus, Egelmoosstrasse 1, 8580 Amriswil, Switzerland