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

Holzschale © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege | © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

UNESCO Site Allensbach Strandbad

Customs Inspector Dehoff discovers the site in 1861. The multi-phase young and end Neolithic settlement area is located in the area of ​​camping and bathing place under powerful chalk layer and...

Wabenfoermige Einbauten schuetzen die Fundstelle vor Erosion © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege | © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

UNESCO Site Litzelstetten Krähenhorn

The station Litzelstetten-Krähenhorn represents a special settlement situation on the north bank of the peninsula Bodanrück.

Höhrenberg at Allensbach

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

Christmas Cruise on the Bodensee Catamaran

29. November until 22. December

Get easy and direct access to two superb Christmas markets in Friedrichshafen and Constance. Both catamaran moorings are within walking distance of the winter magic and festive Christmas village...

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Fisherman at Lake Constance

Lake Constance Fish Weeks

10. September until 07. 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...

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....

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Christmas market Constance  | © Achim Mende

Christmas Magic on Lake Constance

3 days

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days
Das "Eriskircher Ried", Eriskirch | © Gerhard Kersting

Birdwatching at Lake Constace

6 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Spring & autumn magic 4 = 5

5 nights from 499.00 € per person

Lake Constance Bike Tour to the Rhine Falls

7 nights from 529.00 € per person
Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights

Contact address

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