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

Aquastaad – the family pool

In sunny weather, the natural pebble beach is an attractive destination with sand hills and floating bathing islands in the lake. The shade lawn protected by old trees is a bathers’ dream. Our...

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....

Campus Galli – the medieval construction site

Visit the construction site! More than 1,200 years ago, monks on Reichenau Island drew up the perfect plan for a monastery. In addition to a large church, the plan also included craftsmen’s houses,...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Winzerfest Meersburg | © Martin Maier Photography BFF

Meersburg Winemakers Festival

On the first weekend in July, lower Meersburg is transformed into a festival wine mile. Organised by various Meersburg community associations, the Wine Growers' Festival is all about … you guess it...

Weinfest Immenstaad | © Tourist-Information Immenstaad

Immenstaad Wine Festival

Wine, music and fun on the Immenstaad town hall square where the atmosphere revolves around local wines on two evenings in August. Enjoy the wines of Immenstaad's winegrowers under the open sky with...

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

Autumn on Lake Constance

10. October until 24. 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 two weeks. Lindau, Wasserburg, Nonnenhorn and Bodolz and...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

A road trip through four countries

4-7 days
Stand up Paddling Surfmax Hard

The lake for active holidaymakers

8 days
Connoisseur Tour along the Swabian See | © Schwäbischer Bodensee

Connoisseur Tour along the Swabian See

2:15 h

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Around Lake Constance by bike and boat

7 nights from 535.00 € per person

Wintertime at the Krone

2 nights from 194.00 € per person
SEEhotel am Bodensee | © SEEhotel am Bodensee

VERY Relaxed in SEEhotel Friedrichshafen

3 nights from 468.00 € per person

Bookable experiences on the German shores of Lake Constance

Cheese fondue in the GenussWerkstatt

Original Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tasting

Individual: 49.00 € per person
GenussWerkstatt Michael Bode

CHEESE meets WINE

Individual: 38.00 € per person
Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: 13.50 € per person
Floating Meersburg | © Naturheilpraxis & Floating Weyers

Float room for two

Group: 109.00 € per group

Contact address

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