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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cloudy
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hours of sunshine
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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

Reichenau Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site at Lake Constance

Guided tours in the Romanesque churches of Reichenau

The monastic island of Reichenau – St. George with its original 10th century mural paintings is one of the best examples of late Carolingian Romanesque architecture built at the end of the 9th...

© Der Surf Bauch

Der Surf Bauch – A surf school in Constance

Surfing courses, hire service and lots of fun – Der Surf Bauch, the oldest surf school located in Staad, Konstanz, has been promoting a variety of surfing experiences since 1973. Be it windsurfing...

Comturey on Mainau Island

Event Venue Mainau Island

Mainau Island, surrounded by Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Principality of Liechtenstein, in the midst of Lake Constance, provides a stunning and inspiring setting for your next event with...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Top event
Segelregatta Internationale Bodenseewoche (c) Schwelle | © Dagmar Schwelle

International Lake Constance Week

27. May until 30. May

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...

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...

Reichenauer Wein- und Fischerfest | © Verkehrsverein Reichenau e.V. / Joachim Sauer

Reichenau Wine and Fish Festival

The popular 42nd annual wine and fishermen's festival is located at the Herrenbrücke Marina directly on the lake. The Wine and Fisherman's Festival has long been one of the most popular wine...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Island hopping on Lake Constance

6 days
Garden Rendezvous on the West Side | © REGIO Konstanz-Bodensee-Hegau

Garden Rendezvous on the West Side

5 days

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Constance winter special

2 nights from 99.00 € 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