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

Aquastaad – the family pool

In sunny weather, the natural shingle beach is an attractive destination with its sand play hills and the lake with two floating bathing islands. With its stock of old trees, the sunbathing lawn is a...

German Zeppelin Shipping Company

Guided tour of the Zeppelin hangar

Technology up close: the guided tour of the Zeppelin hangar will tell you all about the unique technology of the most modern airship in the world. Our skilled tour guides will introduce you to the...

Langenargen lido

A beautifully situated, family-friendly lido on the lake shore with sweeping views over the Swiss Alps. There is a swimming pool and a leisure pool with water slide and bubbler. The heated pools...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Christmas Market and Skating Rink Überlingen

16. November 2018 until 06. January 2019

In the heart of the old town, craftsmen and traders from Überlingen and the Lake Constance region present their lovingly designed creations at festively decorated stands. A visit to the Christmas...

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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...

Tettnang Christmas Market

Tettnang Castle Christmas

30. November until 09. December

Experience the unique ambience and charming Christmas market in the New Castle Tettnang that invites the whole family to stay and enjoy the holiday spirit like the royalty of yesteryear.

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Aerial view of Überlingen at Lake Constance in autumn

Pure culture

1 day
Hops Loop | © Tourist Information Tettnang

Hops Loop - from Tettnang to Lake Constance

3:00 h
Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6-7 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Winter magic at Hotel City Krone

2 nights from €119.00 per person
Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights

Christmas offers of the Bodenseehotels

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Wine tasting in the GenussWerkstatt

Winemaker’s Feast Table

Individual: €79.00 per person
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

Contact address

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