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

Guided city tour in Meersburg at Lake Constance

Guided tour of Meersburg

Enjoy a guided tour through the old town with all its romantic alleys and squares for historic insights including a visit to the palace church. Meet at the Meersburg Visitor Information.

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...

Vivarium Uhldingen-Mühlhofen

Uhldingen vivarium

Unique species of reptiles from the dessert and rain forest have a safe, new home on Lake Constance after being confiscated by customs officials worldwide ... like Henry, the giant green poisonous...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Top event

Kulturufer Friedrichshafen

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...

Weinfest Immenstaad | © Tourist-Information Immenstaad

Immenstaad Wine Festival

28. August until 29. August

Wine, music and fun on the Immenstaad town hall square where the atmosphere revolves around local wines on two evenings in August. Enjoy the wines of Immenstaad's winegrowers under the open sky with...

© Auto&Traktor Museum

Patina Meet

24. October until 25. October

The popular AUTO & TRACTOR MUSEUM in Uhldingen-Mühlhofen is hosting a PATINA MEET this weekend for cars built before 1979. Marvel at the extraordinary vehicles showing varying degrees of use and...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

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

High Above Tour

3:40 h
Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, UNESCO World Heritage Site close to Lake Constance

Treasures of the Past at Lake Constance

5 days

Lake Constance Bike Route

4-7 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Wirthshof Markdorf: Let your heart go boom

2 nights from 219.00 € per person
Meersburg New Palace in Meersburg at Lake Constance

Garden Tours: Of Emperors, Counts and Popes!

2 nights from 275.00 € per person
SEEhotel am Bodensee | © SEEhotel am Bodensee

VERY Relaxed in SEEhotel Friedrichshafen

3 nights from 468.00 € per person

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Wine tasting at the Pulverturm

CHEESE meets WINE in the Historic Powder Tower

Individual: 79.00 € per person
Wine tasting in the GenussWerkstatt

Lake Constance Winery Tour

Cheese fondue in the GenussWerkstatt

Original Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tasting

Individual: 49.00 € per person

Contact address

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