The German shore of Lake Constance

from Lindau to Stockach
Hagnau at Lake Constance

Genuine Lake Constance

On the German shore of Lake Constance, there is so much to experience all year round! Winding alleys in picturesque old towns, unique views over the Alpine panorama, the broad expanses of Lake Constance set against the snow-covered peaks, even in summer, and a diverse cultural landscape. The sun shines for more than 2,000 hours a year, but Lake Constance exudes its inimitable charm in any weather. In spring an autumn, the mild climate is perfect for slipping on your walking boots and exploring nature. And if by chance it should rain or snow: why not visit one of our innumerable museums or treat yourself to a break in one of the region's thermal baths? Relax, enjoy and let your spirit roam free.

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Must-dos on the German shore of Lake Constance:

  • cycle  along the shore of Lake Constance from Lindau to Bodman
  • let your gaze drift over the expanse of the lake and the mountain backdrop from one of the numerous viewpoints, a café on the boardwalk or a boat
  • cycle or hike through the apple orchards to admire the fruit blossom
  • discover the picturesque old towns on foot
  • visit the wine villages/wine festivals/inns and enjoy a sip of one of the local wines
  • visit the Zeppelin hangar and museum and float high above the lake in a Zeppelin
  • experience the castle concerts in Meersburg and the Salem “Open Air” festival
  • enjoy the cultural hub of Friedrichshafen
  • discover Meersburg Castle and Salem Palace
  • follow the tracks of the Stone Age and Bronze Age at the Unteruhldingen Lake Dwelling Museum

The right place at the right time of year:

  • Spring tip:
    watch as spring awakens while enjoying asparagus and a glass of white wine from the winery around the corner?

  • Summer tip:
    cycle along the Lake Constance cycle path or take to the water in a canoe, kayak, pedal boat or SUP board.

  • Autumn tip:
    hike through the colourful vineyards on one of the numerous premium hiking trails and stop off in a cosy (mountain) inn.

  • Winter tip:
    visit the Zeppelin, Dornier or Tractor Museum or relax in one of the thermal baths.

Selected experiences on the German shores of Lake Constance

Ferry between Friedrichshafen and Romanshorn at Lake Constance

Lake Constance ferry Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn

The most beautiful connection between the German and the Swiss shore of Lake Constance is the ferry that runs between Friedrichshafen and Romanshorn. The 41-minute crossing is always a...

Meersburg New Palace at Lake Constance

Meersburg New Palace

Since it was built in 1710, Meersburg New Palace hasn‘t lost any of its beauty and still offers impressive Baroque splendour. Tours, audio guides or individual visits can be taken through the main...

Aquamarin in Wasserburg close to Lake Constance

Aquamarin Wasserburg

On the very shores of Lake Constance, the heated swimming pools (28°C) boasting spectacular views over the lake and the surrounding mountains pure bathing pleasure, even on cooler days. The kids’...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Christmas Cruise on the Bodensee Catamaran

29. November until 22. December

Get easy and direct access to two superb Christmas markets in Friedrichshafen and Constance. Both catamaran moorings are within walking distance of the winter magic and festive Christmas village...

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Lindauer Genussherbst | © © Landratsamt Lindau (Bodensee) | Foto: Frederick Sams

Autumn food festival by Lake Constance – in and around Lindau

12. October until 26. October

The Gourmet autumn event is located in the heart of the largest fruit growing region in Bavaria. Come and enjoy autumn at harvest time with all your senses. Smell the fragrance of ripe apples in the...

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Apple weeks at Lake Constance

21. September until 13. October

The region around Lake Constance is famous for the numerous types of apple that are grown here. From the apple blossom in spring to the harvest in late summer, Lake Constance apples dominate the...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen

Experience the classics by bicycle

1 day
Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6-7 days
Hops Loop | © Tourist Information Tettnang

Hops Loop - from Tettnang to Lake Constance

3:00 h

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Garden bicycle tour at Lake Constance

6 days from 499.00 € per person

Season opener: spring fever

5 nights from 255.00 € per person

Winter-Special at Hotel Knoblauch

From 1 night from 84.00 € per person

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Cheese fondue in the GenussWerkstatt

Original Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tasting

Individual: 49.00 € per person
GenussWerkstatt Michael Bode

CHEESE meets WINE

Individual: 38.00 € per person
Wine tasting in the GenussWerkstatt

Winemaker’s Feast Table

Individual: 79.00 € per person

Contact address

Deutsche Bodensee Tourismus GmbH, Karlstraße 13, 88045 Friedrichshafen, Germany