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

Old Castle in Meersburg at Lake Constance

Old Castle in Meersburg

Anyone who crosses the drawbridge and walks through the heavy entrance door to Meersburg Castle finds themselves plunged into the fascinating world of bygone times. The castle looks back on more than...

Pfahlbauausstellung Sipplingen Funde | © Tourist-Information Sipplingen

Stilt Construction Exhibition Sipplingen

The small permanent exhibition features artifacts from the sites around Sipplingen, a pile dwelling model, and finds from the Regenscheid collection.

Pirate trip with the merchant vessel on Lake Constance

Pirate trip with the merchant vessel from Immenstaad

Anyone that doesn’t believe their eyes and fears that the merchant vessel has fallen into the hands of pirates can rest assured. With bandanas and eye patches, the entire family can take to the...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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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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Historic wood sawing days in the CAR & TRACTOR MUSEUM

13. October until 14. October

Experience 100 year old chainsaws in action. Learn how logs were cut from tree trunks by hand and with gang saws 80 years ago. Follow the exhausting work of freelance sawyers, who moved from house to...

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Lake fireworks at Uhldinger Harbor Festival (c) Photo: Achim Mende

Uhldinger Harbor Festival

20. July until 22. July

One of the great Lake Constance summer highlights is the Uhldinger Harbor Festival, when the waterfront promenade in Unteruhldingen becomes a popular party mile for three days. Visitors can look...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

High Above Tour - Illmensee | © Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e. V.

High Above Tour

3:40 h
Birnau abbey church at Lake Constance

A journey back in time to the Baroque era

4 days
Meersburg at Lake Constance in autumn

A day for connoisseurs

1 day

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Season opener: spring fever

5 nights from 255.00 € per person
Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights

Winter magic at Hotel City Krone

2 nights from 119.00 € per person

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Cheese fondue in the GenussWerkstatt

Original Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tasting

Individual: 49.00 € per person
Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: 13.50 € per person
Wine tasting in the GenussWerkstatt

Lake Constance Winery Tour

Contact address

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