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

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...

Constance Theatre

Constance municipal theatre is the oldest continuously working stage in Europe! In the 2016/17 season, Constance Theatre will explore the theme of the “homeland”, where foreigners also have their...

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 in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Winter magic trips on the catamaran

24. November until 22. December

In the hectic run-up to Christmas, the centres of Constance and Friedrichshafen can be somewhat chaotic. Time for a breather: slip gently over the lake on the catamaran and find yourself at the heart...

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

18. November 2016 until 12. February 2017

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...

Selected tours in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Lake Constance in winter

Culture, nature and pure relaxation in winter

6-7 days
Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6 - 7 days
Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance Gardens

3 days

Selected packages in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Lake Constance circular hiking trail

Lake Constance circular hiking trail

6 days 5 nights from €479 per person

K99 Radolfzell: Off to the spa

2 nights from €114 per person
Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island

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

1 - 3 days from €170 per person

Contact

Hegau Tourismus e.V. | Tourist-Information Konstanz GmbH | BodenSeeWest Tourismus e. V.,