Western Lake Constance


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 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

Archaeological State Museum Baden-Württemberg in Constance at Lake Constance

Archaeological State Museum Baden-Württemberg

The State Archaeological Museum in Constance displays key archaeological discoveries from Baden Württemberg from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, including the oldest copper disc from the lake...

Reichenau Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site at Lake Constance

Guided tours in the Romanesque churches of Reichenau

St. Georg, former collegiate church. Built at the end of the 9th century. Murals in the nave from 1000 AD portraying eight miracles of Jesus. Cathedral of St. Maria and Markus, former monastery...

Open-air museum, Neuhausen ob Eck close to Lake Constance

Open-air museum, Neuhausen ob Eck

A school, the church and the shops, a forge, a weaver’s house and a farm – a typical little village of our ancestors from centuries past can be found in the open-air museum in Neuhausen ob Eck....

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Top event

Konstanz Seenachtfest

11. 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 on the waves

23. November until 17. 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...

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...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Explore Friedrichshafen and Constance with the...

1 day
Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6-7 days
Lake Constance in winter

Culture, nature and pure relaxation in winter

6-7 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Lake Constance circular hiking trail

Lake Constance circular hiking trail

6 days 5 nights from €479.00 pro Person

Gaienhofen: hiking & biking days by Lake Constance

7 nights from €729.00 pro Person
Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island

Mainau Island - "Once be Mainau gardener ...!"

1 - 3 days from €170.00 pro Person


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