Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Western Lake Constance
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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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

Relaxing in the Constance Rhine lido

Constance Rhine lido

The Rhine lido is an ideal spot to bath, relax and sunbathe. Located directly beside the Rhine, it offers bathers a wonderful view over Constance old town. Moreover, bathing in running water is a...

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...

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,...

Selected events in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Top event

Long Night of the Lake Constance Gardens

10. June until 10. September

In June and September 2017 the third 'Long night of the Lake Constance Gardens' will take place. Many Lake Constance gardens will open their gates and allow enthusiasts to take part in a special...

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...

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

24. June until 25. 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...

Selected tours in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Stand up paddling on Lake Constance

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days
Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance Gardens

3 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
Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island

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

1 - 3 days from €170 per person

Gaienhofen: time out in the footsteps of Hildegard of Bingen

5 nights from €613 per person

Contact

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