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

Aerial view of Ferienhof Kramer  | © Ferienhof Kramer

Holiday farm Kramer

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...

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...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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Apple weeks at Lake Constance

18. September until 10. October

The region around Lake Constance is famous for the numerous types of apple that are grown here. From the apple blossom in spring to the harvest in late summer, Lake Constance apples dominate the...

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.

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Maritime Street Food Meile | © Peter Krausgrill Stadtleben GmbH

Maritime Street Food Mile

27. August until 29. 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

Stand up Paddling Surfmax Hard

The lake for active holidaymakers

8 days
Das "Eriskircher Ried", Eriskirch | © Gerhard Kersting

Birdwatching at Lake Constance

7 days
Steamship Hohentwiel

The story of mobility at Lake Constance

7 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights

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

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

Contact address

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