Western Lake Constance

Constance-Bodensee-Hegau
Bodensee

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 to Lake Constance make for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

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Current weather Western Lake Constance

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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 experiences at Western Lake Constance

Heimatmuseum Allensbach

Neolithic finds from the western Lake Constance area with visual panels showing the "Allensbach Strandbad“ excavation.

Bodensee-Kanu-Tours am NaturFreundehaus Bodensee

Lake Constance canoe tours at the NaturFreundehaus Bodensee

The Lake Constance NaturFreundehaus is the ideal start and destination for family- friendly canoe tours. With your BodenseeErlebniskarte, you can discover the beauty of the Untersee by means of a...

NABU - Wollmatinger Marsh

The NABU Nature Reserve „Wollmatinger Marsh“, extending over an area of 774 hectare, is the largest nature reserve on the German shore of Lake Constance.

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Christkindlemarkt Radolfzell © Tourismus- und Stadtmarketing Radolfzell GmbH

Advent in Radolfzell

22. November until 22. December

Everything revolves around chocolate at the Radolfzell Chocolate market located on Seetorplatz at the train station. The Christmas market boasts over 80 stalls and a fine selection of local crafts....

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Konstanz Seenachtfest

10. August

The lake night festival in Konstanz has long earned its cult status. For more than 65 years, one of the largest open-air festivals around Lake Constance has been held here in August. Every summer, up...

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Fisherman at Lake Constance

Lake Constance Fish Weeks

09. September until 06. October

During the fish weeks, the chefs of 14 restaurants at western Lake Constance serve 3-course menus at a single price. Whitefish, perch and other fish from the lake form the centrepiece of these...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Meersburg New Palace at Lake Constance

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - South Route

6-8 days

Island hopping on Lake Constance

5-6 days
Lake Constance in winter

Culture, nature and pure relaxation in winter

6-7 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

The Lake Constance Mini-Escape

4 nights from 279.00 € per person

Gaienhofen: hiking & biking days by Lake Constance

5 nights from 540.00 € per person
Cycling in Altnau at Lake Constance

Lake Constance Cycle Path

7 nights from 529.00 € per person

Contact address

REGIO Konstanz-Bodensee-Hegau e. V., Obere Laube 71, 78462 Constance, Germany