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

Bibelgalerie Meersburg am Bodensee

Meersburg Bible Gallery

Discover traces of the bible in culture, history, the present and our everyday life. Entertaining and informative for young and old alike: nomad tent and clay house, scriptorium, treasury and...

UNESCO Fundstelle Sipplingen Osthafen © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege | © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

UNESCO Site Sipplingen Osthafen

The site was discovered in 1864/65 and is considered one of the largest and best preserved prehistoric settlements on Lake Constance. It is located in a unique settlement chamber, the Sipplinger...

Luftbild von Langenargen am Bodensee

Harbour tour with the “Seelöwe”

Travel with the “Seelöwe” from the “Gemeindehafen Langenargen” to the “BMK-Yachthafen” or the “Marina Ultramarin” in Kressbronn. Both Harbours provide everything that water sports...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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Lake Constance Gardens

Long Night of the Lake Constance Gardens

31. May until 08. September

In June and September 2019 the fifth 'Long night of the Lake Constance Gardens' will take place. Many Lake Constance gardens will open their gates and allow enthusiasts to take part in a special...

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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

Hops Loop | © Tourist Information Tettnang

Hops Loop - from Tettnang to Lake Constance

3:00 h
Panoramic Tour around Lindau in Bavaria | © Landkreis Lindau

Panoramic Tour around Lindau in Bavaria

3:00 h
Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance Gardens

3 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

SEEhotel am Bodensee | © SEEhotel am Bodensee

VERY Relaxed in SEEhotel Friedrichshafen

3 nights from 468.00 € per person
Premium Lake Shore hiking trail at Lake Constance

Premium Lake Shore hiking trail from Constance to Überlingen

4 nights from 419.00 € per person

Wintertime at the Krone

2 nights from 212.00 € per person

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GenussWerkstatt Michael Bode

CHEESE meets WINE

Individual: 38.00 € per person
Wine tasting at the Pulverturm

CHEESE meets WINE in the Historic Powder Tower

Individual: 79.00 € per person
Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: 13.50 € per person

Contact address

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