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 to Lake Constance make for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

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Current weather Western Lake Constance

today
20°
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14°
cloudy
amount of rainfall
0.9 l/m²
hours of sunshine
7h 6min
tomorrow
23°
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14°
the day after tomorrow
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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

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...

Towards the sun | © La Canoa

Stand-up paddling, canoeing, kayaking and cycle hire

The Wallhausen lido in Konstanz is considered one of the best on the lake. You can paddle towards the Devil's Table, the Marienschlucht gorge or the Island of Mainau. There are cycle trails along the...

SEA LIFE Constance

Dive deep into the underwater world and experience the breath-taking world of the oceans! SEA LIFE Constance takes you on a fascinating journey in the underwater world! Walk through the glass tunnel...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Constance Christmas Market on the Lake | © MTK, Dagmar Schwelle

Constance Christmas Market on the Lake

26. November until 22. December

++ cancelled ++ The Christmas ship with its 360° panoramic bar, a two-storey Christmas tavern, the breathtaking lake and alpine panorama characterize the Contance Christmas Market, a place to enjoy...

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...

Top event

Hohentwielfestival Singen

18. July until 24. 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...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Das "Eriskircher Ried", Eriskirch | © Gerhard Kersting

Birdwatching at Lake Constance

7 days
Lake Constance in winter

Winter adventure time

7 days
Garden Rendezvous on the West Side | © REGIO Konstanz-Bodensee-Hegau

Garden Rendezvous on the West Side

5 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

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

3 nights from 355.00 € per person
Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island | © Helmuth Scham

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

1-3 days from 200.00 € per person

Spring & autumn magic 4 = 5

5 nights from 491.00 € per person

Contact address

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