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
19°
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15°
rain shower
amount of rainfall
2.5 l/m²
hours of sunshine
2h 54min
tomorrow
20°
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13°
the day after tomorrow
10°
14°

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

Constance-Friedrichshafen catamaran

Time to go overseas – Konstanz to Friedrichshafen in 52 minutes The catamaran with on-board bistro departs hourly, directly from Friedrichshafen and Konstanz, carrying passengers across Lake...

salt’z – the Constance salt oasis

salt’z – the Constance salt oasis ...

... it’s like a holiday by the sea. Breathe in the sea air at Lake Constance and enjoy total relaxation. A salt grotto built from more than 28 tons of salt, salt’z offers year-round health and...

Bodensee-Kanu-Tours am NaturFreundehaus Bodensee

Lake Constance canoe tours at the NaturFreundehaus Bodensee

The Lake Constance NaturFreundehaus is the ideal place for family-friendly canoe tours. With your Bodensee Card PLUS you can discover the beauty of the Untersee on a self-guided canoe tour. The...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Winter Magic on Mainau Island

26. October 2020 until 18. March 2021

Enjoy the wintry landscape of the island of Mainau on a leisurely stroll through the sleeping gardens. After exploring the island, two warm places invite you to linger: the Butterfly House and the...

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...

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

Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6-7 days
Steamship Hohentwiel

The story of mobility at Lake Constance

7 days

Lake Constance Bike Route

4-7 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Spring & autumn magic 4 = 5

5 nights from 491.00 € per person

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

Contact address

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