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

Hesse Museum, Gaienhofen at Lake Constance

Hesse Museum, Gaienhofen

In addition to its collection on the artistic and literary landscape of the Höri peninsula, the Hesse Museum in Gaienhofen presents the newly-designed permanent exhibition “Gaienhofen detours....

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...

Katamaran between Constance and Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance

Constance - Friedrichshafen catamaran

Taking a boat on Lake Constance is an experience, even in winter. Hardy holidaymakers are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Cold, clear air, breathtaking Alpine panoramas and relaxing...

Selected events in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Top event

Hohentwielfestival Singen

15. July until 20. July

The most impressive fortification in the Hegau castle region stands on the Hohentwiel in Singen, often called “Hontes” by the locals. The town festival inaugurated in 1969 against the medieval...

The island of Mainau in winter

The magic of winter on Mainau Island

17. November 2017 until 11. February 2018

Mainau Island also has its magic in winter: Even in winter, specks of colour are discernible as you enjoy an extended walk through the wintry park, as the winter blossom of lush shrubs and witch...

Radolfzell Advent

23. November until 10. 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 in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance Gardens

3 days
Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, UNESCO World Heritage Site close to Lake Constance

UNESCO World Heritage on Lake Constance

3-4 days
Christmas market Constance  | © Achim Mende

Christmas Magic on Lake Constance

Selected holiday offers in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Lake Constance circular hiking trail

Lake Constance circular hiking trail

6 days 5 nights from 479.00 pro Person

K99 Radolfzell: Off to the spa

2 nights from 113.80 pro Person

Gaienhofen: time out in the footsteps of Hildegard of Bingen

5 nights from 613.00 pro Person

Contact

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