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

Affenberg Salem

Affenberg Salem is Germany's most beautiful monkey forest. About 200 Barbary Macaques roam freely on a 20 hectare wooded area. It is great fun to watch the youngsters play. The stars are undoubtedly...

Weinkellerei Steinhauser | © Steinhauser GmbH

Steinhauser Winery in Kressbronn

Quality and tradition: The family business stands for excellent wines and spirits. In Kressbronn on Lake Constance, the Steinhauser Winery combines their passion for modern techniques with...

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.

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Torkelfest Bermatingen

Bermatingen Wine Press Fest

3 days of specialities and wines from the Dilger winegrowing family estate as well as first-rate brass music.

Top event

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...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

City lounge in St. Gall close to Lake Constance

Cultural Highlights in St.Gallen and Friedrichshafen

1 day

Lake Constance Bike Route

4-7 days

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - Western Route

2-3 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
Doppelzimmer im SEEhotel Friedrichshafen | © SEEhotel Friedrichshafen am Bodensee

VERY Active in SEEhotel Friedrichshafen

7 nights from 757.00 € per person
Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights

Bookable experiences on the German shores of Lake Constance

Floating Meersburg | © Naturheilpraxis & Floating Weyers

Float room for two

Group: 109.00 € per group
Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: 13.50 € per person

Contact address

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