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

UNESCO Fundstelle Unteruhldingen-Stollenwiesen © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege | © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

UNESCO Site Unteruhldingen-Stollenwiesen

The station discovered around 1864 lies immediately before the local situation of Unteruhldingen and extends south of the Ostmole. It lies on a alluvial cone of the Seefeld Aach and represents the...

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

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.

Lake Constance Christmas in Friedrichshafen

Lake Constance Christmas in Friedrichshafen

++ cancelled ++ Holiday magic spreads throughout the cozy Christmas village next to the Zeppelin Museum, inviting you to stroll, enjoy and shop along the lakeside promenade with its spectacular...

Weinuferfest Kressbronn | © Amt f. Tourismus, Kultur & Marketing der Gemeinde Kressbronn am Bodensee

Kressbronn ShoreWine Party

The ShoreWine Party takes place at the Seegarten. There will be wines and regional specialities accompanied by music and fireworks.

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Das "Eriskircher Ried", Eriskirch | © Gerhard Kersting

Birdwatching at Lake Constance

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

High Above Tour

3:40 h

Lake Constance Bike Route

4-7 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

SEEhotel am Bodensee | © SEEhotel am Bodensee

VERY Relaxed in SEEhotel Friedrichshafen

3 nights from 468.00 € per person

Wirthshof Markdorf: Let your heart go boom

2 nights from 219.00 € per person

Around Lake Constance by bike and boat

7 nights from 535.00 € 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
GenussWerkstatt Michael Bode

CHEESE meets WINE

Individual: 38.00 € per person
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