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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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 experiences on the German shores of Lake Constance

View from outside | © Photo: Hari Pulko, www.pulko.de | www.lindau.de

Inselhalle Lindau

Its location right next to Lake Constance is what makes the Inselhalle so special. Whether during a coffee break looking out over the water in the Seefoyer, or a relaxed get-together in the spacious,...

Guided tour of Überlingen

You will discover Überlingen on a tour through the historic old town and learn interesting and amusing facts about the turbulent history. Take a look inside the historic council chamber, where the...

School Museum Friedrichshafen

The Schulmuseum (school museum) Friedrichshafen takes you back to school ... literally. During your visit, you will discover how schools developed and what classrooms looked like in the 1850s, 1900s...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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Lake fireworks at Uhldinger Harbor Festival (c) Photo: Achim Mende

39. Uhldinger Harbor Festival

23. July until 25. July

One of the great Lake Constance summer highlights is the Uhldinger Harbor Festival, when the waterfront promenade in Unteruhldingen becomes a popular party mile for three days. Visitors can look...

Lake Constance Christmas in Friedrichshafen

Lake Constance Christmas in Friedrichshafen

27. November until 22. December

Holiday magic spreads throughout the cozy Christmas village next to the Zeppelin Museum, inviting you to stroll, enjoy and shop along the lakeside promenade with its spectacular alpine pamorama. The...

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Apple weeks at Lake Constance

19. September until 11. October

The region around Lake Constance is famous for the numerous types of apple that are grown here. From the apple blossom in spring to the harvest in late summer, Lake Constance apples dominate the...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Lake Constance Bike Route

4-7 days
Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, UNESCO World Heritage Site close to Lake Constance

Treasures of the Past at Lake Constance

5 days

Panoramic Tour around Lindau in Bavaria

3:00 h

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

SEEhotel am Bodensee | © SEEhotel am Bodensee

VERY Relaxed in SEEhotel Friedrichshafen

3 nights from 468.00 € per person
Meersburg New Palace in Meersburg at Lake Constance

Garden Tours: Of Emperors, Counts and Popes!

2 nights from 275.00 € per person

Around Lake Constance by bike and boat

7 nights from 520.00 € per person

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Cheese fondue in the GenussWerkstatt

Original Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tasting

Individual: 49.00 € per person
Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: 13.50 € per person
GenussWerkstatt Michael Bode

CHEESE meets WINE

Individual: 38.00 € per person

Contact address

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