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

St. Peter und Paul church on the Reichenau Island at Lake Constance

Reichenau Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, Reichenau Island in Lake Constance bears outstanding testimony to the religious and cultural role of a great Benedictine monastery of the Middle Ages.

Rosgartenmuseum

The Middle Ages alive and kicking at the heart of Constance: Built in 1454, the former butchers’ guild house now contains unique and faithfully preserved halls, rooms and works of art from the Late...

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...

Selected events in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

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International Lake Constance Week

8. June until 11. June

For four days, the historic old town harbour in Konstanz provides the perfect backdrop for one of the oldest and most important water sports events from Kiel to Genoa. In the more than 100-year-old...

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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

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

UNESCO World Heritage on Lake Constance

3-4 days
Lake Constance in winter

Culture, nature and pure relaxation in winter

6-7 days
Cycling at Lake Constance

Lake Constance cycle route

Selected packages in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

K99 Radolfzell: Off to the spa

2 nights from €114 per person
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
Premium Lake Shore hiking trail at Lake Constance

Premium Lake Shore hiking trail from Constance to Überlingen

5 days 4 nights from €399 per person

Contact

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