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

Kressbronn natural lido at Lake Constance

Kressbronn natural lido

It doesn’t matter whether you want to do sports or simply lie lazily in the sun. The Kressbronn natural lido is a meeting point for every generation. The lido boasts an extensive park-like...

Campingpark Gitzenweiler Hof

Between Allgäu and Lake Constance, in the heart of the 4-country region, your holiday home awaits. Gitzenweiler Hof offers a rich events and activities program, as well as different dining choices....

Hohenzollern - Sigmaringen Castle close to Lake Constance

Hohenzollern - Sigmaringen Castle

Built as a castle complex, Sigmaringen Castle -situated between the Swabian Alp and Lake Constance - is now a princely residential palace in which the later Hohenzollern princes determined the course...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Lindau Harbor Christmas | © Kulturamt Lindau, Wolfgang Schneider

Lindau Harbor Christmas

21. November until 15. December

Lindau Island is decked out for a festive Christmas: stroll along the harbor promenade past holiday market stalls. The entire old town is richly decorated and invites you to experience the holidays...

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Maritime Street Food Meile | © Peter Krausgrill Stadtleben GmbH

Maritime Street Food Mile

29. August until 30. August

At summer’s end, the maritime street food event gets cooking in Gohren (Kressbronn) on Lake Constance. Boat owners as well as the general public will enjoy the diverse foods of international stand...

Advent Cruises on Lake Constance Passenger Ships

23. November until 15. December

Enjoy a festive, two-hour cruise accompanied by holiday music, Santa Claus, and a cup of coffee and cake.

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Meersburg at Lake Constance in autumn

A day for connoisseurs

1 day
Birnau abbey church at Lake Constance

A journey back in time to the Baroque era

4 days
Das "Eriskircher Ried", Eriskirch | © Gerhard Kersting

Birdwatching at Lake Constace

6 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Around Lake Constance by bike and boat

7 nights from 475.00 € per person

Garden bicycle tour at Lake Constance

6 days from 499.00 € per person

Lake Constance Bike Tour to the Rhine Falls

7 nights from 529.00 € per person

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Cheese fondue in the GenussWerkstatt

Original Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tasting

Individual: 49.00 € per person
GenussWerkstatt Michael Bode

CHEESE meets WINE

Individual: 38.00 € per person
Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: 13.50 € per person

Contact address

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