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
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rain
amount of rainfall
5.6 l/m²
hours of sunshine
2h 54min
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12°
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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

Urban Museum and Gallery, Engen close to Lake Constance

Urban Museum and Gallery, Engen

The Urban Museum and Gallery has earned an excellent reputation beyond the region with its archaeology department, urban history, religious art and various art exhibitions. The entire family will...

© Der Surf Bauch

Der Surf Bauch – A surf school in Constance

Surfing courses, hire service and lots of fun – Der Surf Bauch, the oldest surf school located in Staad, Konstanz, has been promoting a variety of surfing experiences since 1973. Be it windsurfing...

Iznang lido at Lake Constance

Iznang lido

For refreshing beach fun, come to Iznang The little ones love splashing along our shallow shoreline. Our buildings, restrooms and kiosk areas are modern and newly renovated with everything you need...

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...

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Lake Constance Gardens

Long Night of the Lake Constance Gardens

04. June until 05. September

In June and September 2020 the 'Long night of the Lake Constance Gardens' will take place. Many Lake Constance gardens will open their gates and allow enthusiasts to take part in a special garden...

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Segelregatta Internationale Bodenseewoche (c) Schwelle | © Dagmar Schwelle

International Lake Constance Week

27. May until 30. May

For four days, the historic old town harbour in Konstanz provides the perfect backdrop for one of the oldest and most important water sports events from Kiel to Genoa. In the more than 100-year-old...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Island hopping on Lake Constance

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

Garden Rendezvous on the West Side

5 days
Stand up Paddling Surfmax Hard

The lake for active holidaymakers

8 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

Spring & autumn magic 4 = 5

5 nights from 491.00 € 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