The German shore of Lake Constance

from Lindau to Stockach
Hagnau at Lake Constance

Genuine Lake Constance

On the German shore of Lake Constance, there is so much to experience all year round! Winding alleys in picturesque old towns, unique views over the Alpine panorama, the broad expanses of Lake Constance set against the snow-covered peaks, even in summer, and a diverse cultural landscape. The sun shines for more than 2,000 hours a year, but Lake Constance exudes its inimitable charm in any weather. In spring an autumn, the mild climate is perfect for slipping on your walking boots and exploring nature. And if by chance it should rain or snow: why not visit one of our innumerable museums or treat yourself to a break in one of the region's thermal baths? Relax, enjoy and let your spirit roam free.

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Current weather The German shore of Lake Constance

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Must-dos on the German shore of Lake Constance:

  • cycle  along the shore of Lake Constance from Lindau to Bodman
  • let your gaze drift over the expanse of the lake and the mountain backdrop from one of the numerous viewpoints, a café on the boardwalk or a boat
  • cycle or hike through the apple orchards to admire the fruit blossom
  • discover the picturesque old towns on foot
  • visit the wine villages/wine festivals/inns and enjoy a sip of one of the local wines
  • visit the Zeppelin hangar and museum and float high above the lake in a Zeppelin
  • experience the castle concerts in Meersburg and the Salem “Open Air” festival
  • enjoy the cultural hub of Friedrichshafen
  • discover Meersburg Castle and Salem Palace
  • follow the tracks of the Stone Age and Bronze Age at the Unteruhldingen Lake Dwelling Museum

The right place at the right time of year:

  • Spring tip:
    watch as spring awakens while enjoying asparagus and a glass of white wine from the winery around the corner?

  • Summer tip:
    cycle along the Lake Constance cycle path or take to the water in a canoe, kayak, pedal boat or SUP board.

  • Autumn tip:
    hike through the colourful vineyards on one of the numerous premium hiking trails and stop off in a cosy (mountain) inn.

  • Winter tip:
    visit the Zeppelin, Dornier or Tractor Museum or relax in one of the thermal baths.

Selected attractions on the German shores of Lake Constance

Lake Constance car ferry Constance - Meersburg

If you want to go to Constance or from there to Meersburg, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Alps and the island of Mainau on the car ferry. The boat connection is the most convenient way to...

Car & Tractor Museum

350 classic cars, rare motorcycles and collectible tractors belong to a colorful collection that depicts 100 years of German country and city life. Explore the tools, technical equipment, house- hold...

Red House, Bodenseekreis Gallery at Lake Constance

Red House | Bodenseekreis Gallery

In the historical Baroque palace rooms at the Schlossplatz in Meersburg, the Galerie Bodenseekreis presents exhibitions of contemporary and modern art throughout the summer. Focussing on Upper Swabia...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Top event
Maritime Street Food Meile | © Peter Krausgrill Stadtleben GmbH

Maritime Street Food Mile

27. August until 29. August

At summer’s end, the maritime street food event gets cooking in Gohren (Kressbronn) on Lake Constance. Boat owners as well as the general public will enjoy the diverse foods of international stand...

Lindau Harbor Christmas

++ cancelled ++ Lindau Island is decked out for a festive Christmas: stroll along the harbor promenade past holiday market stalls. The entire old town is richly decorated and invites you to...

Weinfest Immenstaad | © Tourist-Information Immenstaad

Immenstaad Wine Festival

Wine, music and fun on the Immenstaad town hall square where the atmosphere revolves around local wines on two evenings in August. Enjoy the wines of Immenstaad's winegrowers under the open sky with...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Whitefish at Lake Constance

Culinary pleasure tour at Lake Constance

6-7 days

A road trip through four countries

4-7 days
Stand up Paddling Surfmax Hard

The lake for active holidaymakers

8 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Wirthshof Markdorf: Let your heart go boom

2 nights from 219.00 € per person
Doppelzimmer im SEEhotel Friedrichshafen | © SEEhotel Friedrichshafen am Bodensee

VERY Active in SEEhotel Friedrichshafen

7 nights from 757.00 € per person
Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights

Bookable experiences on the German shores of Lake Constance

Floating Meersburg | © Naturheilpraxis & Floating Weyers

Float room for two

Group: 109.00 € per group
Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: 13.50 € per person

Contact address

Deutsche Bodensee Tourismus GmbH, Karlstraße 13, 88045 Friedrichshafen, Germany