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

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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

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...

Hohentwiel Fortress ruins

Hohentwiel is one of Germany ́s largest fortress ruins and is a place of enchanted grandeur. The fortress imposing ramparts and casemates, its fallen towers and defiant ruins, still evoke the...

Max-Planck Institut für Ornithologie, Radolfzell

Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology

On Lake Constance there is the only Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology. Its sake scientific research is well known in bench markets providing an extraordinary state of technology.

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

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...

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...

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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...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Meersburg New Palace at Lake Constance

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - South Route

6-8 days

Lake Constance Bike Route

4-7 days
Stand up Paddling Surfmax Hard

The lake for active holidaymakers

8 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

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

3 nights from 355.00 € per person

Spring & autumn magic 4 = 5

5 nights from 491.00 € 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