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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Current weather Western Lake Constance

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amount of rainfall
0.1 l/m²
hours of sunshine
5h 18min
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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

UNESCO Site Wollmatingen Langenrain

The site was discovered in 1881/82 by D. Nägeli, and shortly thereafter in 1882 he carried out the first excavations together with L. Leiner.

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...

Aachbad Singen with the Hohentwiel in the background

Aachbad Singen

There is something for everyone: an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a fun pool – a shallow pool with a current canal, mushroom fountain and water slide – and a wellness area. There is also a...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

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Fisherman at Lake Constance

Lake Constance Fish Weeks

06. September until 03. October

During the fish weeks, the chefs of 14 restaurants at western Lake Constance serve 3-course menus at a single price. Whitefish, perch and other fish from the lake form the centrepiece of these...

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Cross-border flea market in Constance (D) / Kreuzlingen (CH)

25. June until 26. June

24 hours, 9 kilometres, 2 countries, 1 flea market: with over 1,000 stands, the cross-border flea market in Constance (D) / Kreuzlingen (CH) is the largest and most attractive flea market in southern...

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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 Island and Volcano Hopping  | © REGIO - Konstanz, Bodensee, Hegau

Lake Constance Island and Volcano Hopping

4 days

Island hopping on Lake Constance

6 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Gaienhofen: hiking & biking days by Lake Constance

5 nights from 540.00 € per person

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

Contact address

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