Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Western Lake Constance
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Scattered with historical, cultural and scenic gems, the western region of Lake Constance stretches from the Hegau area across the Untersee to the best-known city on Lake Constance: Konstanz. The region is characterised by volcanic rock, unspoilt landscapes, prehistoric settlements and medieval churches, palaces and castles. For water sports enthusiasts as well as nature and culture lovers, there are numerous leisure activities on offer. The fascinating landscape with reed-covered shores, breathtaking views, orchards and vegetable gardens, gently rolling hills and colourful woods is ideal for hiking and cycling. There is also plenty for culture lovers to enjoy in the lovingly restored old towns, the numerous castles, palaces and churches and the rich museum and artistic landscape. Modern spa and sauna facilities as well as the outstanding, fresh cuisine typical to Lake Constance make for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

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Must-dos in the Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee region:

  • travel by boat to the Flower Island Mainau
  • hike along the premium hiking trails (“SeeGang” and “Hegauer Kegelspiel”)
  • stroll through medieval Stein am Rhein
  • cycle around Reichenau island
  • climb to the top of Konstanz cathedral and visit  Konstanz old town
  • buy vegetables, herbs and fruit direct from farm and go on a picnic
  • marvel at the studios of Hermann Hesse and Otto Dix in Gaienhofen on the Höri Peninsula
  • visit a private garden as part of the Garten-Rendezvous
  • hire a canoe and observe the local bird life
  • enjoy the view from the Arenenberg park and Palace

The right place at the right time of year:

  • Spring tip:
    marvel at the tulips on Mainau Island and draw inspiration along the Untersee artists’ road where Otto Dix, Erich Heckel and many others once set up their easels.

  • Summer tip:
    take a dip at one of the refreshing lidos and glide silently over the Untersee in the futuristic solar ferry HELIO.

  • Autumn tip:
    hike along one of the premium hiking trails and dine on delicious fish during the whitefish weeks by Lake Constance.

  • Winter tip:
    feel the magic of the Konstanz Christmas market right beside the lake and observe the bird life on the Untersee.

Selected experiences in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Aerial photograph of Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Mainau Island

In addition to the sumptuous variety of flowers in bloom in the park and garden, every season promises its own special highlights, not only during the holidays. Unique attractions, even for cooler,...

Reichenau Museum at Lake Constance

Reichenau Museum

Visitors to the island can learn about the outstanding cultural and historical significance of Reichenau in three separate museum sections. Together with the three Romanesque churches, the four...

Handball 2nd division with HSG Konstanz - NEW!

Looking for action and the adrenalin of elite sports by Lake Constance? The German 2nd handball division is deemed to be the best 2nd division in the world with many professionals and...

Selected events in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

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International Lake Constance Week

8. June until 11. June

For four days, the historic old town harbour in Konstanz provides the perfect backdrop for one of the oldest and most important water sports events from Kiel to Genoa. In the more than 100-year-old...

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Konstanz Seenachtfest

12. August

The lake night festival in Konstanz has long earned its cult status. For more than 65 years, one of the largest open-air festivals around Lake Constance has been held here in August. Every summer, up...

Winter Fun with the White Fleet on Lake Constance

Winter Fairy Tale on Board

25. November until 18. 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 in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Explore Friedrichshafen and Constance with the...

Lake Constance in winter

Culture, nature and pure relaxation in winter

6-7 days
Cycling at Lake Constance

Lake Constance cycle route

Selected packages in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Lake Constance circular hiking trail

Lake Constance circular hiking trail

6 days 5 nights from €479 per person

Gaienhofen: time out in the footsteps of Hildegard of Bingen

5 nights from €613 per person

Gaienhofen: hiking & biking days by Lake Constance

7 nights from €729 per person

Contact

Hegau Tourismus e. V. | Marketing und Tourismus Konstanz GmbH | BodenSeeWest Tourismus e. V.,