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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3h 36min
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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

RAB discovery buses

Discover the different attractions around the Lake Constance with the Discovering bus 1 (timetable 7399) and Discovering bus 2 (timetable 7383). Changes to the timetable in 2024 are possible.

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...

Burg Meersburg mit Blick auf dem Bodensee

Old Castle in Meersburg

The oldest inhabited castle in Germany invites you to travel back in time all year round. Let yourself be taken back to the Middle Ages 365 days a year or dine like the prince-bishops in the baroque...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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Lindauer Genussherbst | © © Landratsamt Lindau (Bodensee) | Foto: Frederick Sams

Autumn on Lake Constance

07. October until 28. October

When the scent of ripe apples and pumpkins fill the air around Lindau, the Lake Constance region is transformed into a land of plenty for three weeks. Lindau, Wasserburg, Nonnenhorn and Bodolz and...

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Lake fireworks at Uhldinger Harbor Festival (c) Photo: Achim Mende

Uhldinger Harbor Festival

19. July until 21. July

One of the great Lake Constance summer highlights is the Uhldinger Harbor Festival, when the waterfront promenade in Unteruhldingen becomes a popular party mile for three days. Visitors can look...

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Bregenz Festival

13. April until 13. October

The famous opera festival on the world's largest floating stage is held every year during the summer. The actors and audience turn the city into a multicultural meeting point. The floating stage is...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance - A gardener´s paradise

5 days
Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, UNESCO World Heritage Site close to Lake Constance

Treasures of the Past at Lake Constance

5 days

Panoramic Tour around Lindau in Bavaria

3:00 h

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Doppelzimmer im SEEhotel Friedrichshafen | © SEEhotel Friedrichshafen am Bodensee

VERY Active in SEEhotel Friedrichshafen

7 nights from 860.00 € per person

Wirthshof Markdorf: Let your heart go boom

2 nights from 579.00 € 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: 14.00 € 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