Western Lake Constance

From Hegau to Constance
Bodensee

Constance-Bodensee-Hegau

Scattered with historical, cultural and scenic gems, the western region of Lake Constance stretches from the Hegau area across the Untersee to the best-known city on Lake Constance: Konstanz. The region is characterised by volcanic rock, unspoilt landscapes, prehistoric settlements and medieval churches, palaces and castles. For water sports enthusiasts as well as nature and culture lovers, there are numerous leisure activities on offer. The fascinating landscape with reed-covered shores, breathtaking views, orchards and vegetable gardens, gently rolling hills and colourful woods is ideal for hiking and cycling. There is also plenty for culture lovers to enjoy in the lovingly restored old towns, the numerous castles, palaces and churches and the rich museum and artistic landscape. Modern spa and sauna facilities as well as the outstanding, fresh cuisine typical for Lake Constance make a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

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Must-dos at Western Lake Constance:

  • travel by boat to the Flower Island Mainau
  • hike along the premium hiking trails (“SeeGang” and “Hegauer Kegelspiel”)
  • taste fresh fish during the whitefish weeks on the Untersee
  • stroll through medieval Stein am Rhein
  • cycle around Reichenau island
  • climb to the top of Konstanz cathedral and visit  Konstanz old town
  • buy vegetables, herbs and fruit direct from farm and go on a picnic
  • marvel at the studios of Hermann Hesse and Otto Dix in Gaienhofen on the Höri Peninsula
  • visit a private garden as part of the Garten-Rendezvous
  • hire a canoe and observe the local bird life
  • enjoy the view from the Arenenberg park and Palace

The right place at the right time of year:

  • Spring tip:
    marvel at the tulips on Mainau Island and draw inspiration along the Untersee artists’ road where Otto Dix, Erich Heckel and many others once set up their easels.

  • Summer tip:
    take a dip at one of the refreshing lidos and glide silently over the Untersee in the futuristic solar ferry HELIO.

  • Autumn tip:
    hike along one of the premium hiking trails and dine on delicious fish during the whitefish weeks by Lake Constance.

  • Winter tip:
    feel the magic of the Konstanz Christmas market right beside the lake and observe the bird life on the Untersee.

Selected attractions at Western Lake Constance

Hohentwiel Fortress ruins

Hohentwiel is one of Germany ́s largest fortress ruins and is a place of enchanted grandeur. The fortress imposing ramparts and casemates, its fallen towers and defiant ruins, still evoke the...

Constance Rhine lido

The Rhine lido is an ideal spot to bathe, relax and sunbathe. Located directly beside the Rhine, it offers bathers a wonderful view over Constance old town. Moreover, bathing in flowing water is a...

Bodenseeforum Konstanz

Bodenseeforum Konstanz

The new venue for meetings and events at Lake Constance, right in the city of Constance. Modern architecture extending to the interior. Our strengths: functionality and modularity combined with the...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

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Konstanz Seenachtfest

13. August

The lake night festival in Konstanz has long earned its cult status. For more than 65 years, one of the largest open-air festivals around Lake Constance has been held here in August. Every summer, up...

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Hohentwielfestival Singen

21. July until 23. July

The most impressive fortification in the Hegau castle region stands on the Hohentwiel in Singen, often called “Hontes” by the locals. The town festival inaugurated in 1969 against the medieval...

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Cross-border flea market in Constance (D) / Kreuzlingen (CH)

+++ 2022 cancelled +++ 24 hours, 9 kilometres, 2 countries, 1 flea market: with over 1,000 stands, the cross-border flea market in Constance (D) / Kreuzlingen (CH) is the largest and most attractive...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6-7 days
Lake Constance Island and Volcano Hopping  | © REGIO - Konstanz, Bodensee, Hegau

Lake Constance Island and Volcano Hopping

4 days

Island hopping on Lake Constance

6 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Spring & autumn magic 4 = 5

5 nights from 607.00 € per person
Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island | © Helmuth Scham

Mainau Island - "Once be Mainau gardener ...!"

1-3 days from 200.00 € per person

Time out with a guaranteed feel-good factor: Hotel Hirschen

3 nights from 430.00 € per person

Contact address

REGIO Konstanz-Bodensee-Hegau e. V., Obere Laube 71, 78462 Constance, Germany