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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Current weather The German shore of Lake Constance

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1h 6min
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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

Guided tour of Überlingen

Simply unmissable. On a tour through the historic old town you will discover Überlingen’s most important sights and hear all about the fascinating, turbulent history of the former free imperial...

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.

Bibelgalerie Meersburg

Meersburg Bible Gallery

This bible museum explores the world of bibles in art, history, contemporary culture and everyday life. Entertaining and informative for all ages, our interactive exhibits include the nomad tent and...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Catamaran to Christmas Markets

Catamaran to Christmas Markets

26. November until 22. December

From harbor to harbor: The catamaran commutes every hour between Friedrichshafen and Constance and "flies" passengers directly and comfortably to the Christmas market shopping on both sides of the...

Vines at Lake Constance

International Müller-Thurgau Prize

07. July

Each year hundreds of wines from the Müller-Thurgau grape variety are evaluated by experienced wine experts in a blind tasting. The winners are ceremonially honoured in the Hall of Mirrors of the...

© Auto&Traktor Museum

Patina Meet

The popular AUTO & TRACTOR MUSEUM in Uhldingen-Mühlhofen is hosting a PATINA MEET this weekend for cars built before 1979. Marvel at the extraordinary vehicles showing varying degrees of use and...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

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

High Above Tour

3:40 h

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - Western Route

2-3 days

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Season opener: spring fever

5 nights from 255.00 € per person
Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights
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

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
Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: 13.50 € per person

Contact address

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