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

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...

© 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...

UNESCO Fundstelle Wangen-Hinterhorn © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege | © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

UNESCO Site Wangen-Hinterhorn

The UNESCO Site Wangen-Hinterhorn was discovered in 1856 by Kaspar Löhle, councilor and small farmer from Wangen, as the first prehistoric lakeside settlement in the shallow water zone on Lake...

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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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...

Traditional festival in Radolfzell at Lake Constance

Folk Festival in Radolfzell

17. July until 20. July

The Hausherrenfest in Radolfzell, which was originally of a purely Christian nature, has developed over the years into a festival that now includes many secular aspects. Together with the Radolfzell...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

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

Lake Constance Island and Volcano Hopping

4 days
Lake Constance in winter

Winter adventure time

7 days
Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance - A gardener´s paradise

5 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights

Constance winter special

2 nights from 99.00 € per person

Gaienhofen: hiking & biking days by Lake Constance

5 nights from 540.00 € per person

Contact address

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