Thurgau Bodensee

Spring in Altnau at Lake Constance

Typical Thurgau

Endless views over the water and the mountains within your reach: the rolling hills of Thurgau unfold on the southern shore of Lake Constance. Families love the camp-sites by the water's edge. Holidaymakers in search of culture can enjoy a journey of discovery off the beaten track. And with its numerous unusual hotels, the canton of Thurgau shows just how modern and innovative such a rural region can be. The canton is also home to the Müller-Thurgau white wine. It is served in cosy taverns as well as in the roughly 20 Gault-Millau restaurants in the region. Idyllic paths through orchards all lead to the same destination: a relaxed means of finding yourself.

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Must-dos in Thurgau:

  • go on a scavenger hunt in Ittingen Charterhouse
  • explore the Apply Way in Altnau
  • cycle the Most Velotour
  • go fishing on Lake Constance
  • admire the oldest utility vehicles in the Saurer Museum
  • live like Napoleon in Salenstein
  • sit in silence - meditate in Fischingen Abbey
  • watch how Öpfelringli are made
  • discover the rose town of Bischofszell
  • travel the most beautiful route in Switzerland - Grand Tour of Switzerland

The right place at the right time of year:

  • Spring tip:
    take a cycling trip through the blossoming fruit trees.

  • Summer tip:
    learn more about fruit on the Altnau Apple Way.

  • Autumn tip:
    visit the Möhl fruit press in Arbon.

  • Winter tip:
    take a guided tour of the Napoleon Museum in Arenenberg.

Selected experiences in Thurgau Bodensee

Museum at Turmhof

Museum with original presentation from the 1930ies, 2018 the old vitrines were restaurated. Objects from the pile-dwellings in Steckborn and Eschenz.

Arbon lido in summer at Lake Constance

Arbon lido

The venerable, renovated lido is situated in an idyllic position between the camp-site and the ido restaurant. A sunbathing lawn more than 300 m long right beside the lake in a park-like area...

Arbon swimming pool at Lake Constance

Arbon swimming pool

On the very lake shore and conveniently accessible from the harbour via the piers, a modern and spacious bathing complex awaits visitors with more than 250 m of lake access, rafts and buoys. The...

Selected events in Thurgau Bodensee

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SlowUp Euregio Lake Constance

30. August

Between Arbon and Romanshorn, you can't hear any engine noise on the asphalt at all. A 25-mile circuit along the Swiss shore of Lake Constance following small roads and agricultural roads will be...

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Lake Constance Gardens

Long Night of the Lake Constance Gardens

31. May until 08. September

In June and September 2019 the fifth 'Long night of the Lake Constance Gardens' will take place. Many Lake Constance gardens will open their gates and allow enthusiasts to take part in a special...

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Apple weeks at Lake Constance

21. September until 13. 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...

Theme Ships of the Swiss Lake Constance Passenger Cruises

Theme Ships of the Swiss Lake Constance Passenger Cruises

08. November 2019 until 22. February 2020

Unique evening lake cruises with culinary delights. This is a floating fantasy of a wintry kind.

Selected tours in Thurgau Bodensee

Stand up Paddling Surfmax Hard

The lake for active holidaymakers

8 days
Seerücken Route | © Thurgau Tourismus

Thurgauer Ridge Route

6:00 h
Meersburg New Palace at Lake Constance

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - South Route

6-8 days

Selected holiday offers in Thurgau Bodensee

Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights

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The Macardo Distillery in Amlikon

Guided Tours of the Macardo Distillery

Group: 500.00 CHF per group
Genusszeit Forest fondue

Forest Fondue and Wine Tasting

Individual: 65.00 CHF per person
Wine Tasting in the Ittingen Charter house

A Special Wine Tasting

Individual: 18.00 CHF per person

Contact address

Thurgau Tourismus, Friedrichshafnerstraße 55a, 8590 Romanshorn, Switzerland