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

Panoramic view over Campside Horn | © Campingplatz Horn GmbH & Co.KG

Campsite Horn

Where art, culture and nature meet, and rest and relaxation are thrown in for free. A lively meeting point and calm retreat in one. In addition to pitches for caravans, motorhomes and tents, there...

Archaeological State Museum Baden-Württemberg in Constance at Lake Constance

Archaeological State Museum Baden-Württemberg

The ALM in Constance features archaeological discoveries from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages. Explore the newly curated “World of the Lake Dwellers” and the Roman treasure of Ladenburg,to the...

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...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Weihnachtliche Stimmung auf der Marktstätte | © MTK | Leo Leister

Advent Market Constance

18. November until 22. December

Festive decorations and over 500,000 lights adorn the new Advent Market in the Stadtgarten as well as the picturesque alleyways of the city centre and numerous huts invite visitors to enjoy tasty...

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Hohentwielfestival Singen

18. July until 24. July

The most impressive fortification in the Hegau castle region stands on the Hohentwiel in Singen, often called “Hontes” by the locals. The town festival inaugurated in 1969 against the medieval...

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Segelregatta Internationale Bodenseewoche (c) Schwelle | © Dagmar Schwelle

International Lake Constance Week

09. June until 12. June

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

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days
© Photo: Dagmar Schwelle | Marketing und Tourismus Konstanz GmbH

Lake Constance City Hopping

1-3 days
© MTK, Dagmar Schwelle

Adventure trip on Untersee

1 day

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

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