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

today
21°
23°
slightly cloudy
amount of rainfall
0.9 l/m²
hours of sunshine
10h 24min
tomorrow
19°
20°
13°
the day after tomorrow
18°
21°
11°

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

German Steam Train and Model Railway Museum in Tuttlingen close to Lake Constance

German Steam Train and Model Railway Museum

The 4-hectar open-air site features 26 original steam locomotives and numerous exhibits from the steam train era. You can visit the former 1933 engine shed with all its original fittings,...

Fototafeln Hornstaad Hörnle © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege | © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

UNESCO Site Hornstaad Hörnle

In 1856/57 the site was discovered; after her the Hornstaader group was named. Extensive excavations have uncovered a cluster village, which was built between 3918 and 3902 BC. A few years after its...

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.

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Hüttenzauber Singen

Enchanted Christmas Cabins

07. December until 23. December

The charming Christmas Village in Singen enchants guests with seasonal decorations throughout the entire illuminated marketplace. You’ll find the Erdinger Wheat Beer Mountain Hut (Erdinger Urweisse...

Top event
Fisherman at Lake Constance

Lake Constance Fish Weeks

09. September until 06. 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...

Konstanzer Weinfest | © MTK / Oliver Hanser

Constance Wine Festival

What an event for wine enjoyment with live music, jovial gatherings and much more: the Constance Wine Festival on St. Stephans Platz entertains locals and visitors alike with good vibes and a long...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Lake Constance Bike Route

4-8 days
Garden Rendezvous on the West Side | © REGIO Konstanz-Bodensee-Hegau

Garden Rendezvous on the West Side

5 days
Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6-7 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Gaienhofen: hiking & biking days by Lake Constance

5 nights from 780.00 € per person

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

3 nights from 479.00 € per person
Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island | © Helmuth Scham

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

1-3 days from 250.00 € per person

Contact address

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