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 attractions on the German shores of Lake Constance

Car & Tractor Museum

350 classic cars, rare motorcycles and collectible tractors belong to a colorful collection that depicts 100 years of German country and city life. Explore the tools, technical equipment, house- hold...

Zeppelin flight

The engines purr quietly as the Zeppelin NT majestically lifts off and reaches its cruising altitude of about 300 metres. Unfasten your seat belts, stroll around, take a look over the pilot's...

Guided tour of the Zeppelin Town

Friedrichshafen stands for pioneering spirit and lively culture. Join us on a journey through its history. Our guides tell of times full of aspirational mindset and hidden secrets. Along the...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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

Autumn on Lake Constance

09. October until 30. October

When the scent of ripe apples and pumpkins fill the air around Lindau, the Lake Constance region is transformed into a land of plenty for two weeks. Lindau, Wasserburg, Nonnenhorn and Bodolz and...

Bodensee Wein-Fest Meersburg | © Martin Maier Photography BFF

Annual Meersburg Wine Festival

11. September until 13. September

Since 1974, wine lovers from near and far have gathered on the second weekend in September to enjoy the wine from Lake Constance and specialities from Meersburg's gastronomy, butchers and fishermen...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Lake Constance Bike Route

4-7 days
Connoisseur Tour along the Swabian See | © Schwäbischer Bodensee

Connoisseur Tour along the Swabian See

2:15 h

Island hopping on Lake Constance

6 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Around Lake Constance by bike and boat

7 nights from 535.00 € per person
Doppelzimmer im SEEhotel Friedrichshafen | © SEEhotel Friedrichshafen am Bodensee

VERY Active in SEEhotel Friedrichshafen

7 nights from 757.00 € per person

Wirthshof Markdorf: Let your heart go boom

2 nights from 219.00 € per person

Bookable experiences on the German shores of Lake Constance

Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: 13.50 € per person
Floating Meersburg | © Naturheilpraxis & Floating Weyers

Float room for two

Group: 109.00 € per group

Contact address

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