The German shore of Lake Constance

from Lindau to Stockach
© DBT GmbH | Florian Trykowski

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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Current weather The German shore of Lake Constance

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amount of rainfall
1.8 l/m²
hours of sunshine
12h
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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

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....

Siedlungsrekonstruktion Bodman Schachen © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege | © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

UNESCO Site Bodman Schachen

The site Bodman-Schachen - today it lies in the nature reserve - was probably discovered between 1854 and 1866. The rich pile training at the end of the Überlinger Lake caused the Karlsruher...

Dornier Museum

The dream of flight comes true! This is truly a journey through 100 years of aerospace history. Gigantic flying boats, passenger planes of bygone times and exciting exhibits related to space flight...

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...

Weihnachtsmarkt in Überlingen | © Überlingen Marketing und Tourismus GmbH

Überlinger "WinterMagic"

15. November 2021 until 09. January 2022

At Überlingen's "WinterMagic", the pre-Christmas atmosphere is celebrated extensively in the former Free Imperial City. The old town is transformed into a particularly festively lit and decorated...

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Apple weeks at Lake Constance

17. September until 09. 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...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Baroque church close to Lake Constance

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - Eastern Route

1 day

A road trip through four countries

4-7 days

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - Western Route

2-3 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Season opener: spring fever

5 nights from 270.00 € per person

Around Lake Constance by bike and boat

7 nights from 550.00 € per person
Doppelzimmer im SEEhotel Friedrichshafen | © SEEhotel Friedrichshafen am Bodensee

VERY Active in SEEhotel Friedrichshafen

7 nights from 778.00 € per person

Wirthshof Markdorf: Let your heart go boom

2 nights from 299.00 € per person

Bookable experiences on the German shores of Lake Constance

Floating Meersburg | © Naturheilpraxis & Floating Weyers

Float room for two

Group: 112.00 € per group
Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: 13.50 € per person

ECHT BODENSEE CARD: the regional guest card

With the German shore guest card (Echt Bodensee Card) all regional buses and trains within the Bodensee-Oberschwaben transport assiociation (bodo) are free of charge during your stay. And more than 200 benefits within the region of Lake Constance are awaiting you. As soon as you check in at your accomodation you will automatically receive your guest card EBC from your host - in the 14 participating municipalities. More Information here

Bodensee Card PLUS: the official inclusive card

The perfect complement to the regional guest cards is the inclusive card Bodensee Card PLUS, which can be purchased additionally. Once purchased, the card includes over 160 sights in the entire four-country region and free scheduled boat trips. More information here 

Contact address

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