Four Countries, One Lake, Endless Christmas
Lake Constance is a Christmas paradise, with traditions, customs and culinary delights from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein! Festively decorated cities in all four countries illuminate the shores. The many Christmas markets lure visitors lakeside, to our beloved islands, between snowy mountain peaks and in baroque castles. The lake that carries the sugary scents of waffles and cinnamon is the same on which white passenger ships sail back and forth connecting visitors to different Christmas markets around the Bodensee. Regional hotels offer Christmas specials, fulfilling your winter holiday wishes in the four-country region.
… on that we can all agree. As spiced mulled wine fills the crisp air, the village people are busy cooking and baking your favorite holiday treats.
And despite the close proximity of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein to each other, each country is proud of their own traditional Christmas specialties, so it’s a good idea to visit as many holiday markets and festivities as you can!
Kässpätzle, Kässpatzn, Käsknöpfle, Chäschnöpfli ...
they all mean the same thing … more Cheese Dumplings, please! The delicious dish made from flour, fresh eggs, herbs and cheese has a different name on almost every Christmas market on Lake Constance.
Why is that? Well, Cheese Spaetzle is not just cheese spaetzle! In each country, this typical dish is prepared a bit differently: In Liechtenstein, the Käsknöpfle are served with fresh applesauce. In Switzerland and Austria, a blend of three or four mountain cheeses plays an important role in this recipe topped with crispy onions. And the German side is particularly proud of their Swabian spaetzle. Order up and dig in!
With 273 kilometers of shoreline and four countries, Lake Constance offers more than enough
opportunities for Christmas, Advent and Christ-Child markets.
Christmas Markets dates 2023
|Nov. 10th - Jan. 7rd 24||ÜB ON ICE - Ice skating rink|
|Nov. 15th - Dec. 23rd||Christmas Market Bregenz (AT)|
|Nov. 23rd - Dec. 17th||Harbour christmas Lindau (DE)|
|Nov. 30th - Dec. 23nd||Lakeside Christmas Market Constance (DE)|
|Nov. 24th - Dec. 23rd||Christkindlemarket Dornbirn (AT)|
|Nov. 25th||Christmas Market Tannzapfenland, Oberwangen (CH)|
|Nov. 25th||Christmas Market Stettfurt (CH)|
|Nov. 30th - Dec. 23nd||Lake Constance-Christmas, Friedrichshafen (DE)|
|Nov. 21th - Jan 7th 2024||Christmas Garden Insel Mainau (DE)|
|Dec. 2th||Advent Magic in Neukirch (DE)|
|Nov. 30th - Dec. 24th||St.Galler Christkindlimarket on the Gallussquare (CH)|
|Nov. 30th - Dec. 24th||Christmas Market St.Gallen (CH)|
|Dec. 1th - 2nd Dec.||Christmas Market Meersburg (DE)|
|Dec. 1th - 2nd Dec.||Advent Market Ekkharthof, Lengwil (CH)|
|Dec. 1st - Dec. 2nd||Christmas Market Kressbronn (DE)|
|Dec. 1st - Dec. 3nd||Advent Market Bischoffszell (CH)|
|Dec. 1st - Dec. 3nd||Advent Market Macardo, Amlikon-Bissegg (CH)|
|Nov. 25th - Nov. 27th
Dec. 2nd - Dec. 4th
|Christmas in the castle, Tettnang (DE)|
|TBA.||Christmas Market Feldkirch (AT)|
|TBA.||Advent Magic Wasserburg (DE)|
|Dec. 2nd||Christkindlmarket Arbon (CH)|
|Dec. 2nd||Christmas Market Rickenbach (CH)|
|Dec. 2nd||Advent trips to the Constance Christmas Market (DE)|
|Dec. 2nd||Nicolaus Market Schaan (FL)|
|Dec. 2nd - Dec. 3rd||Castle Christmas Meßkirch (DE)|
|Dec. 3rd||Advent Market Hagnau (DE)|
|Dec. 6th - Jan. 2nd||Märlistadt Stein a. Rhein (CH)|
|TBA.||Winter Magic Überlingen (DE)|
|Dec. 7th - Dec. 10th||Christkindlemarket Radolfzell (DE)|
|Dec. 8th - Dec. 10th||Medieval Christmas Market in the castle courtyard, Markdorf (DE)|
Dec. 7th - Dec. 10th
|Christmas Market Kreuzlingen (CH)|
|TBA.||Christmas Market Northern Lights, Altnau (CH)|
|TBA.||Christmas Market Amriswil (CH)|
|Dec. 2th - Dec. 3th||Chlaus Market Romanshorn (CH)|
|Dec. 3th||Christmas Market Steckborn (CH)|
|Dec. 07th - Dec. 17th||Christmas Market Überlingen (DE)|
|Dec. 09th - Dec.10th||Advent Market Weinfelden (CH)|
|Dec. 09th - Dec.10th||Christmas Market Vaduz (FL)|
|Dec. 15th - Dec.17th||Christmas Market Frauenfeld (CH)|
|Dec. 16th - Dec.17th||Christmas Market on the town hall square, Immenstaad (DE)|
|Dec. 23th||Christmas Magic Malbun (FL)|
|Nov. 24th - Dec. 17th (Do-So)||Christmas ships of the Vorarlberg Lines (AT/DE)|
Nov. 26th - Dec. 18th (Fr - So)
The details of the events are without guarantee