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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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

Moos lido at Lake Constance

Moos lido

The Moos lido is located at the heart of a nature reserve. The extensive sunbathing lawn with tall, shady trees, three children’s play areas and the newly constructed beach building, kiosk, guest...

UNESCO Fundstelle Konstanz Hinterhausen © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege | © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

UNESCO Site Konstanz Hinterhausen

The extensive pile field and the spectrum of artifacts discovered point to a comprehensive settlement history on the north shore of Constance harbor, first discovered in 1859. Of particular import...

Catamaran Constance-Friedrichshafen

The connection is fast – it takes 52 minutes from Friedrichshafen to Constance, which is hard to beat by car. It is also convenient for shopping and day trip enthusiasts, as the catamaran connects...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

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Traditional festival in Radolfzell at Lake Constance

Folk Festival in Radolfzell

17. July until 20. July

The Hausherrenfest in Radolfzell, which was originally of a purely Christian nature, has developed over the years into a festival that now includes many secular aspects. Together with the Radolfzell...

Advent Cruises on Lake Constance Passenger Ships

23. November until 15. December

Enjoy a festive, two-hour cruise accompanied by holiday music, Santa Claus, and a cup of coffee and cake.

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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...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Lake Constance Island and Volcano Hopping  | © REGIO - Konstanz, Bodensee, Hegau

Lake Constance Island and Volcano Hopping

4 days

Island hopping on Lake Constance

6 days
Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6-7 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights

Time out with a guaranteed feel-good factor: Hotel Hirschen

3 nights from 353.00 € per person

Constance winter special

2 nights from 99.00 € per person

Contact address

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