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

Montfort Castle – ascent of the tower

One of the most attractive castles around Lake Constance, Montfort Castle is the emblematic landmark of Langenargen. From the tower, visitors enjoy fascinating views over the lake, the Swiss Alps,...

Siedlungsrekonstruktion Bodman Schachen © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege | © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

UNESCO Site Bodman Schachen

The site Bodman-Schachen - today it lies in the nature reserve - was probably discovered between 1854 and 1866. The rich pile training at the end of the Überlinger Lake caused the Karlsruher...

Sunset trip on the Seelöwe

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and fascinating colours of sunset on the lake: a unique combination of the vivid sunset, shimmering water and impressive mountain panorama. The Seelöwe (Sea Lion) is an...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Catamaran to Christmas Markets

Catamaran to Christmas Markets

28. November 2019 until 06. January 2020

From harbor to harbor: The catamaran commutes every hour between Friedrichshafen and Constance and "flies" passengers directly and comfortably to the Christmas market shopping on both sides of the...

Lake Constance Christmas in Friedrichshafen

Lake Constance Christmas in Friedrichshafen

29. November until 22. December

Holiday magic spreads throughout the cozy Christmas village next to the Zeppelin Museum, inviting you to stroll, enjoy and shop along the lakeside promenade with its spectacular alpine pamorama. The...

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Kulturufer Friedrichshafen

26. July until 04. August

A colourful festival with well over 200 artists from every discipline – actors, dancers, musicians, cabaret artists, acrobats and clowns. These are the town's guests for the ten days of events in...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Whitefish at Lake Constance

Culture and enjoyment tour in 4 countries

5-6 days
Baroque church close to Lake Constance

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - Eastern Route

1 day

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - Western Route

2-3 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Advent Magic on the Christmas Island

Advent Magic on the Christmas Island Lindau

2 nights from 238.00 € per person
SEEhotel am Bodensee | © SEEhotel am Bodensee

VERY Relaxed in SEEhotel Friedrichshafen

3 nights from 468.00 € per person

Wirthshof Markdorf: Let your heart go boom

2 nights from 219.00 € per person

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Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: 13.50 € per person
Wine tasting at the Pulverturm

CHEESE meets WINE in the Historic Powder Tower

Individual: 79.00 € per person
GenussWerkstatt Michael Bode

CHEESE meets WINE

Individual: 38.00 € per person

Contact address

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