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

Führung "Die Reichenau kennenlernen"

"Discovering Reichenau" guided tour

The guided tour will visit the former monastic district and the cathedral dedicated to the Virgin and St Mark, and then proceed on foot to the Hochwart, the island’s highest point. Let your gaze...

Festungsruine Hohentwiel aus der Luft

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...

Freibad Orsingen am Bodensee

Orsingen open-air pool

The heated open-air pool is a popular meeting point for bathing beauties and sports swimmers. The outstanding reputation of the large, heated open-air pool at the Orsingen camp-site and holiday park...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Top event

see (h) arte 2022 in Radolfzell

13. April until 25. May

1 region and 4 countries and so much art - The 1st International Art Exhibition shows paintings, photography, sculptures, pop art as well as graphics and takes place in the premises of the outlet...

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...

Cozy Christmas lights | © TSR GmbH/Kuhnle+Knödler

Advent at the 'Konzertsegel'

05. December until 08. December

The Radolfzell Christmas market takes place in an idyllic setting in the old town around the market square. On the second weekend in Advent, this market delights visitors with an exquisite range of...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

© MTK, Dagmar Schwelle

Adventure trip on Untersee

1 day

The lake for active holidaymakers

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

Lake Constance City Hopping

1-3 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Constance winter special

2 nights from 111.00 € per person
Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island | © Helmuth Scham

Mainau Island - "Once be Mainau gardener ...!"

1-3 days from 250.00 € per person

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

3 nights from 479.00 € per person

Contact address

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