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What you simply must do when visiting Lake Constance

The most important sights at Lake Constance

Lake Constance is a classic year-round European destination. Boundless, refreshing, high quality, traditional,
nostalgic — all that fits us.

What you simply must do when visiting Lake Constance:

  • Go for a boat trip
  • Visit one of the dozens of lakeside beaches
  • Take a photo of the Zeppelin
  • Gaze at the water during a whole sunset
  • Buy apples directly from a farmer
  • Enjoy a fish dish with local Lake Constance wine
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Cross at least one frontier
  • Stroll around the island of Mainau
  • Cycle along the lake shore
  • Be amazed by the masses of water – thundering down the Rhine Falls
  • Have your passport stamped with a visa for Liechtenstein
  • See Lake Constance from the air

 

In autumn and in winter, Lake Constance is especially good for …

  • Visiting a Weinfest and eat a ‚Dünnele‘ (a thin baked open sandwich)
  • Gazing at the migratory birds
  • Enjoying the peace and quiet of the lake
  • Hiking in the mountains
  • Visiting a Christmas market on the lake shore during Advent
  • Trying out a traditional Alemannic costume during Carnival
  • Skiing in Malbun in the Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Enjoying one of the Lake Constance thermal baths
  • Spending a day in one of the numerous castles
  • Going for a winter walk
  • Visiting one of the 300 museums

Selected top experiences

Special attractions and unique Lake-Constance-Moments.

Abbey library in St.Gallen close to Lake Constance

Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, the abbey library and the surrounding monastery buildings - in short the St. Gallen Abbey District - was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. This...

Aerial photograph of the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen at Lake Constance

Rhine Falls

Every year, more than two million visitors make the pilgrimage to Schaffhausen to see the roaring waters of the Rhine. That is why Schaffhausen is sometimes called the “City of the Rhine Falls”....

Upper Swabian Baroque Road

For almost fifty years, the Upper Swabian Baroque Road has paved the way to the lovingly renovated vestiges of the past. Four roads wind their way through the region, connecting more than one hundred...

Zeppelin flight

The engines purr quietly as the Zeppelin NT majestically lifts off and reaches its cruising altitude of about 300 metres. Unfasten your seat belts, stroll around, take a look over the pilot's...

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.

SEA LIFE Constance

Dive deep into the underwater world and experience the breath-taking world of the oceans! SEA LIFE Constance takes you on a fascinating journey in the underwater world! Walk through the glass tunnel...

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

Where does the captain sit? How does a Zeppelin fly? And why is it so big? The Zeppelin myth comes alive inside the Zeppelin Museum. The Zeppelin Museum tells the story of airship history as a lively...

Old Castle in Meersburg at Lake Constance

Old Castle in Meersburg

Cross the heavy drawbridge and walk through the wooden doors to enter the Middle Ages. Allegedly Germany’s oldest and continuously (inhabited) castle, the original fortress in Meersburg traces its...

Salem Monastery and Palace at Lake Constance

Salem Monastery and Palace

The former Cistercian abbey and present-day Salem Palace is located in the midst of extensive parks and gardens. It came into the possession of the margraves of Baden in 1802 and has belonged to the...

Affenberg Salem

Affenberg Salem is Germany's most beautiful monkey forest. Almost 200 Barbary Macaques roam freely on a 20 hectare wooded area. As a highlight you can feed the monkeys yourself with special, free...

Säntis cableway close to Lake Constance

Säntis cableway

The Säntis, at 2,502 m above sea level, is simply fascinating. Enjoy unique panoramic views of six countries, Lake Constance and the Alpine foothills. The mountain is well worth a visit in all...

The Pfänderbahn cable car in Bregenz

With its unique 1,064 m view over Lake Constance, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and 240 alpine peaks, the Pfänder is the most famous viewpoint in the region. Whether you are explo- ring the Alpine...

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen

Lake Dwelling Museum Unteruhldingen

Welcome to the pile dwellings in Unteruhldingen, one of Europe’s largest and oldest open-air archaeological museums. The 23 reconstructions of pile dwellings from the Bronze and Stone Ages have...

MS München on Lake Constance

Passenger ships

A light breeze that strokes your face. The unmistakable smell of the fresh Lake Constance air. A glass of wine by the ship’s rail as you look out across the great expanse of the lake: A cruise with...

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,...

New & special attractions

Stand up Paddling Surfmax Hard

Surfmax - Surf school, café and beach

Located right beside the inner bay in Hard, you can hire windsurfing and stand-up paddle (SUP) boards or take lessons. Canoes and kayaks are also available for hire. The light winds on Lake Constance...

Maestrani's Chocolarium

Chocolate makes people happy, but how does this happiness get into the chocolate? An interactive tour takes you on this sweet journey. Dive into a chocolatey world of happiness and uncover the sweet...

Moorlands in the Pfrunger-Burgweiler peatlands with their nature conservation centre close to Lake Constance

Pfrunger-Burgweiler peatlands with their nature conservation centre

A visit to the Prunger-Burgweiler peatlands is a chance to switch off, take a deep breath and recharge your batteries! Listen to the lively chirping of about 210 different species of bird as you...

Blöckle - Ravensburg Bouldering Centre

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing at jump off height. It is a reduction to the bare essentials involving no ropes, hooks or fear of heights. And if you don’t have the strength to reach the...

Adventure golf in the Seepark Linzgau close to Lake Constance

Seepark Linzgau

With its design, flair and spacious outdoor areas, the Seepark Linzgau is the perfect year-round destination for the entire family. Attractive walks, a water adventure park, play areas for kids to...

Rafting in the Ravensburger Spieleland close to Lake Constance

Ravensburger Spieleland

In the leisure park by Lake Constance, the entire family can enjoy unforgettable moments together: plunge into the depths of the Alpine Rafting, whiz up to the lofty heights of the “Here comes the...

Lake Constance thermal baths, Constance

The thermal spa Bodensee-Therme Konstanz is located right on the shore of Lake Constance. While guests enjoy the warm thermal water, they have a spectacular, panoramic view of the Alps. After...

inatura - Children in the Dornbirn nature show experience at Lake Constance

inatura - Dornbirn nature show experience

Dornbirn’s “inatura” is a singular museum. “Please touch”. The inatura exhibition explores themes relating to nature, humans and technology. The museum includes interactive games and video...

Eistobel

Rushing waterfalls, deep swirling holes, huge rocks and cliffs - this is the Eistobel. Find out more about the origins of this canyon geology, the elusive alpine salamander and the Turk’s cap lily...

The Battlement Walkway in Isny

The battlement walkway crowning the medieval city wall is the historic, architectural highlight of Isny in Allgäu. The narrow, wooden defense walkway is elevated and covered by a protective...

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Konstanz: historical district Niederburg | © MTK, Dagmar Schwelle

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