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 flight

The engines purr quietly as the Zeppelin NT majestically lifts off and reaches its cruising altitude of about 300 metres. Unfasten your seat belts, stroll around, take a look over the pilot's...

Birnau abbey church

Nestling among the picturesque vineyards high above the lake rises the slender pinky-white tower of the magnificent baroque church of Birnau. Walking through the gates of this place of worship,...

Pfahlbauausstellung Sipplingen Funde | © Tourist-Information Sipplingen

Stilt Construction Exhibition Sipplingen

The small permanent exhibition features artifacts from the sites around Sipplingen, a pile dwelling model, and finds from the Regenscheid collection.

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

A Castle Christmas in Tettnang

A Castle Christmas in Tettnang

29. November until 08. December

Festive holiday mood in the castle. The royal Montfort castle enchants visitors with treats, local craftsmanship and angelic voices on high.

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

Autumn food festival by Lake Constance – in and around Lindau

10. October until 24. October

The Gourmet autumn event is located in the heart of the largest fruit growing region in Bavaria. Come and enjoy autumn at harvest time with all your senses. Smell the fragrance of ripe apples in the...

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Maritime Street Food Meile | © Peter Krausgrill Stadtleben GmbH

Maritime Street Food Mile

29. August until 30. August

At summer’s end, the maritime street food event gets cooking in Gohren (Kressbronn) on Lake Constance. Boat owners as well as the general public will enjoy the diverse foods of international stand...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance - A gardener´s paradise

5 days
Baroque church close to Lake Constance

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - Eastern Route

1 day
© Oberschwaben Tourismus

Historic Castle and Palace tour

5 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
Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights

Season opener: spring fever

5 nights from 255.00 € per person

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Cheese fondue in the GenussWerkstatt

Original Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tasting

Individual: 49.00 € per person
Wine tasting in the GenussWerkstatt

Lake Constance Winery Tour

Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: 13.50 € per person

Contact address

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