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

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...

Heimatmuseum Allensbach

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

Iznang lido at Lake Constance

Iznang lido

On the Iznang lido, guests experience enjoyable and relaxing bathing fun. Younger guests can paddle safely in the flat shore area. The buildings, sanitary facilities and kiosk area have all been...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Hüttenzauber Singen

Enchanted Christmas Cabins

30. November until 23. December

The charming Christmas Village in Singen enchants guests with seasonal decorations throughout the entire illuminated marketplace. You’ll find the Erdinger Wheat Beer Mountain Hut (Erdinger Urweisse...

Top event

Cross-border flea market in Constance (D) / Kreuzlingen (CH)

29. June until 30. June

24 hours, 9 kilometres, 2 countries, 1 flea market: with over 1,000 stands, the cross-border flea market in Constance (D) / Kreuzlingen (CH) is the largest and most attractive flea market in southern...

Advent Cruises on Lake Constance Ships

24. November until 16. December

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

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Das "Eriskircher Ried", Eriskirch | © Gerhard Kersting

Birdwatching at Lake Constace

6 days
Garden Rendezvous on the West Side | © REGIO Konstanz-Bodensee-Hegau

Garden Rendezvous on the West Side

5 days
Lake Constance in winter

Culture, nature and pure relaxation in winter

6-7 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Garden bicycle tour at Lake Constance

6 days from 499.00 € per person

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

3 nights from 353.00 € 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