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

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

Interested to know how Count Zeppelin had his airships built? About his greatest achievements and how the terrible tragedies could have happened? Discover the unique approach to multimedia technology...

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.

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...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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Kulturufer Friedrichshafen

24. July until 02. 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...

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

Autumn food festival by Lake Constance – in and around Lindau

10. October until 24. 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...

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...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days
Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen

Experience the classics by bicycle

1 day
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

Wintertime at the Krone

2 nights from 194.00 € per person

Season opener: spring fever

5 nights from 255.00 € per person

Around Lake Constance by bike and boat

7 nights from 520.00 € per person

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Wine tasting in the GenussWerkstatt

Winemaker’s Feast Table

Individual: 79.00 € per person
Wine tasting in the GenussWerkstatt

Lake Constance Winery Tour

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