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

Where does the captain sit? How does a Zeppelin fly? And why is it so big? The Zeppelin myth comes alive inside the Zeppelin Museum. The Zeppelin Museum tells the story of airship history as a lively...

Red House, Bodenseekreis Gallery at Lake Constance

Red House | Bodenseekreis Gallery

In the historical Baroque palace rooms at the Schlossplatz in Meersburg, the Galerie Bodenseekreis presents exhibitions of contemporary and modern art throughout the summer. Focussing on Upper Swabia...

Meersburg at Lake Constance in autumn

State Wine Estate Meersburg

The earliest historical documentation of viticulture in Meersburg dates back to 1210. Nowadays the winery cultivates Pinot Noir, Müller-Thurgau, White Burgundy, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling and...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Vines at Lake Constance

International Müller-Thurgau Prize

07. July

Each year hundreds of wines from the Müller-Thurgau grape variety are evaluated by experienced wine experts in a blind tasting. The winners are ceremonially honoured in the Hall of Mirrors of the...

Top event

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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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...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance - A gardener´s paradise

5 days

Island hopping on Lake Constance

6 days

Lake Constance Bike Route

4-7 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Meersburg New Palace in Meersburg at Lake Constance

Garden Tours: Of Emperors, Counts and Popes!

2 nights from 275.00 € per person
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 520.00 € per person

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Wine tasting in the GenussWerkstatt

Lake Constance Winery Tour

Wine tasting in the GenussWerkstatt

Winemaker’s Feast Table

Individual: 79.00 € per person
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