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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Current weather Western Lake Constance

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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

Aerial view of camping Hegne | © Camping Hegne GmbH

Campsite Hegne

The Campsite Hegne is located directly at Lake Constance in the middle of a nature reserve, nearby Reichenau Island. Child-friendly lido, restaurant with Swabian menu.

Guided tour of Constance

Anecdotes, well-kept secrets and interesting facts: embark on an exciting journey through time with the informative and amusing tours of the largest city on Lake Constance, held year-round. One of...

Holzschale © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege | © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

UNESCO Site Allensbach Strandbad

Customs Inspector Dehoff discovers the site in 1861. The multi-phase young and end Neolithic settlement area is located in the area of ​​camping and bathing place under powerful chalk layer and...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Weihnachtliche Stimmung auf der Marktstätte | © MTK | Leo Leister

Advent Market Constance

18. November until 22. December

Festive decorations and over 500,000 lights adorn the new Advent Market in the Stadtgarten as well as the picturesque alleyways of the city centre and numerous huts invite visitors to enjoy tasty...

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Fisherman at Lake Constance

Lake Constance Fish Weeks

12. September until 09. October

During the fish weeks, the chefs of restaurants at western Lake Constance serve 3 special course menus. Whitefish, perch and other fish from the lake form the centrepiece of these delicious fish...

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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...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Island hopping on Lake Constance

6 days
Stand up Paddling  | © Surfmax Hard

The lake for active holidaymakers

8 days
Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance - A gardener´s paradise

5 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Spring & autumn magic 4 = 5

5 nights from 607.00 € per person

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

3 nights from 430.00 € per person
Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island | © Helmuth Scham

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

1-3 days from 200.00 € per person

Contact address

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