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

Guided tour of Überlingen

Simply unmissable. On a tour through the historic old town you will discover Überlingen’s most important sights and hear all about the fascinating, turbulent history of the former free imperial...

© Wirthshof Camping & Hotel

Reactiv Walking Trail at Wirthshof

Discover the latest trend, hot on the heels of Nordic Walking. Starting at Wirthshof Camping & Hotel in Markdorf near Lake Constance, there is a 4 km or 6 km trail through meadows and fields and...

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.

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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Apple weeks at Lake Constance

18. September until 10. October

The region around Lake Constance is famous for the numerous types of apple that are grown here. From the apple blossom in spring to the harvest in late summer, Lake Constance apples dominate the...

Lindau Harbor Christmas

++ cancelled ++ 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...

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Kulturufer Friedrichshafen

30. July until 08. 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...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Stand up Paddling Surfmax Hard

The lake for active holidaymakers

8 days

Lake Constance Bike Route

4-7 days

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights

Around Lake Constance by bike and boat

7 nights from 535.00 € per person

Season opener: spring fever

5 nights from 270.00 € 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