Western Lake Constance

Constance-Bodensee-Hegau
Bodensee

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

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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 experiences at Western Lake Constance

Pfahlbauausstellung Dingelsdorf | © Freunde der Dingelsdorfer Pfahlbauausstellung e.V.

Stilt Construction Exhibition Dingelsdorf

Stilt construction exhibition in the local town offices with hunting, fishing, food, clothing and tool exhibits, as well as important finds from the Herbert Gieß collection.

MS München on Lake Constance

Passenger ships

A light breeze that strokes your face. The unmistakable smell of the fresh Lake Constance air. A glass of wine by the ship’s rail as you look out across the great expanse of the lake: A cruise with...

Archaeological State Museum Baden-Württemberg in Constance at Lake Constance

Archaeological State Museum Baden-Württemberg

The Archaeological State Museum Baden-Württemberg displays archaeological discoveries from the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. From Neolithic pile dwellings to Historical Archaeology...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Top event

Konstanz Seenachtfest

08. 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...

Catamaran to Christmas Markets

Catamaran to Christmas Markets

28. November 2019 until 06. January 2020

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...

Advent Cruises on Lake Constance Passenger Ships

23. November until 15. December

Enjoy a festive, two-hour cruise accompanied by holiday music, Santa Claus, and a cup of coffee and cake.

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Island hopping on Lake Constance

6 days
Christmas market Constance  | © Achim Mende

Christmas Magic at Lake Constance

6 days
Steamship Hohentwiel

The story of mobility at Lake Constance

7 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

‘Relaxen statt Rödeln’ at the RADHOTEL am Gleis

2 nights from 88.00 € per person

Free night’s accommodation at the RADHOTEL am Gleis

a minimum of 3 nights from 91.00 € 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