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

Campus Galli – Karolingische Klosterstadt Meßkirch in der Nähe vom Bodensee

Campus Galli – the Carolingian Monastery Town, Meßkirch

More than 1,200 years ago, monks on Reichenau Island drew up the perfect plan for a monastery. In addition to a large church, the plan also included craftsmen’s houses, stables and gardens to...

Round trip with the “Kapitänsschaluppe”

The Kapitänsschaluppe is an elegant motorboat for max. 12 people. The service leaves from the municipal harbour beside the tourist information office. The trip takes visitors through Langenargen Bay...

Guided city and palace tour, Tettnang

Have you ever visited the main residence of the Counts of Montfort, who once as powerful as the Hapsburgs? Learn more about this theme during a guided tour of the town of Tettnang and the residential...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Tettnang Christmas Market

Tettnang Castle Christmas

30. November until 09. December

Experience the unique ambience and charming Christmas market in the New Castle Tettnang that invites the whole family to stay and enjoy the holiday spirit like the royalty of yesteryear.

© Kulturamt Lindau | Photo: Wolfgang Schneider

Lindau Harbor Christmas Market

22. November until 16. December

There are many Christmas markets, but only one Harbor Christmas market in Lindau. Relaxed. Romantic. Atmospheric. With dramatic alpine scenery as your backdrop directly on the lakeside promenade.

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Historic wood sawing days in the CAR & TRACTOR MUSEUM

13. October until 14. October

Experience 100 year old chainsaws in action. Learn how logs were cut from tree trunks by hand and with gang saws 80 years ago. Follow the exhausting work of freelance sawyers, who moved from house to...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6-7 days

The lake for active holidaymakers

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

UNESCO World Heritage on Lake Constance

3-4 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Lake Constance Bike Tour to the Rhine Falls

7 nights from €529.00 per person

Christmas offers of the Bodenseehotels

Ringhotel Krone Schnetzenhausen at Lake Constance

Champagne dreams

2 nights from €208.00 per person

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Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: €13.50 per person
Wine tasting in the GenussWerkstatt

Winemaker’s Feast Table

Individual: €79.00 per person
GenussWerkstatt Michael Bode

CHEESE meets WINE

Individual: €38.00 per person

Contact address

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