Western Lake Constance

Constance-Bodensee-Hegau
Bodensee

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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Current weather Western Lake Constance

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amount of rainfall
0.3 l/m²
hours of sunshine
3h 42min
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Must-dos at Western Lake Constance:

  • travel by boat to the Flower Island Mainau
  • hike along the premium hiking trails (“SeeGang” and “Hegauer Kegelspiel”)
  • taste fresh fish during the whitefish weeks on the Untersee
  • 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 at Western Lake Constance

HSG Konstanz

Handball 2nd division with HSG Konstanz

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...

Urban Museum and Gallery, Engen close to Lake Constance

Urban Museum and Gallery, Engen

With its archaeology department, urban history, religious art and various art exhibitions, the Urban Museum and Gallery in Engen has earned itself an excellent reputation beyond the region. To...

Reichenau Museum at Lake Constance

Reichenau Museum

Visitors to the island can obtain information in the Reichenau Museum on the outstanding significance of Reichenau’s cultural history. Together with the three romanesque churches, the four museum...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Radolfzell Advent

22. November until 09. December

The first chocolate market on Lake Constance and the traditional Christmas market are interspersed with daily activities organised on the market square by schools, kindergardens and clubs – welcome...

Top event

Cross-border flea market in Constance (D) / Kreuzlingen (CH)

09. June until 10. June

24 hours, 9 kilometres, 2 countries, 1 flea market: with over 1,000 stands, the cross-border flea market in Constance (D) / Kreuzlingen (CH) is the largest and most attractive flea market in southern...

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German-Swiss Octoberfest

14. September until 03. October

The largest party on Lake Constance is hosted again by the Paulaner party hall and the Fürstenberg beer tent in 2018. The festival is well-established in the heart of the region with up to 100,00...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Explore Friedrichshafen and Constance with the...

1 day
Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance Gardens

3 days
Christmas market Constance  | © Achim Mende

Christmas Magic on Lake Constance

3 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights
Lake Constance circular hiking trail

Lake Constance circular hiking trail

6 days 5 nights from €479.00 per person
Lake Constance | © Lake Constance

Shores of Lake Constance

6 nights

Contact

REGIO Konstanz-Bodensee-Hegau e. V., Im Kohlgarten 2, 78343 Gaienhofen, Germany