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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highly cloudy
amount of rainfall
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hours of sunshine
1h 48min
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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

Höhrenberg at Allensbach

A ramble through Allensbach

Learn about Allenbach’s history and peculiarities in a fun manner. Discover the town accompanied by an authentic Allensbach resident. We are sure that you will come to love Allensbach, if you...

Die rekonstruierten Pfahlbauten von Wangen | © Museum Fischerhaus

Fischerhaus Museum

Extensive collection from the Neolithic settlements on the Hinterhorn of Wangen.

Hegne at Allensbach

Guided Tour "Nature and the human soul"

Hike around the convent and village of Hegne and experience the spirituality of the place. Here, where the trees tower over us, reaching for the sky, the forest calls to us perennially and the water...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Radolfzell Advent

Radolfzell Advent

21. November until 21. December

The Radolfzell Chocolate Market is a chocolately celebration. The Christmas Market boasts over 80 stalls and a fine selection of local handcrafts. The Radolfzell Advent village also attracts visitors...

Winter Magic on Mainau Island

Winter Magic on Mainau Island

21. October 2019 until 19. March 2020

Enjoy the wintry landscape of the island of Mainau on a leisurely stroll through the sleeping gardens. After exploring the island, two warm places invite you to linger: the Butterfly House and the...

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...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Christmas market Constance  | © Achim Mende

Christmas Magic at Lake Constance

6 days
Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance - A gardener´s paradise

5 days

Island hopping on Lake Constance

6 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Constance winter special

2 nights from 99.00 € per person

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

3 nights from 353.00 € per person

Gaienhofen: hiking & biking days by Lake Constance

5 nights from 540.00 € per person

Contact address

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