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

today
24°
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14°
slightly cloudy
amount of rainfall
0.2 l/m²
hours of sunshine
7h 42min
tomorrow
25°
27°
16°
the day after tomorrow
26°
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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

Archaeological State Museum Baden-Württemberg in Constance at Lake Constance

Archaeological State Museum Baden-Württemberg

The State Archaeological Museum in Constance displays key archaeological discoveries from Baden Württemberg from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, including the oldest copper disc from the lake...

Constance Rhine lido

The Rhine lido is an ideal spot to bath, relax and sunbathe. Located directly beside the Rhine, it offers bathers a wonderful view over Constance old town. Moreover, bathing in running water is a...

Guided walk in Radolfzell at Lake Constance

Guided walks around Radolfzell

Explore the beautiful landscape around Radolfzell by Lake Constance with knowledgeable hiking guides. The easy and moderate hiking circuits take approximately 3 hours. A stop is always scheduled...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Catamaran to Christmas Markets

Catamaran to Christmas Markets

28. November 2019 until 06. January 2020

From harbor to harbor: The catamaran commutes every hour between Friedrichshafen and Constance and "flies" passengers directly and comfortably to the Christmas market shopping on both sides of the...

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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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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

Meersburg New Palace at Lake Constance

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - South Route

6-8 days
Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, UNESCO World Heritage Site close to Lake Constance

UNESCO World Heritage on Lake Constance

3-4 days
Das "Eriskircher Ried", Eriskirch | © Gerhard Kersting

Birdwatching at Lake Constace

6 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

The Lake Constance Mini-Escape

4 nights from 279.00 € per person
Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island

Mainau Island - "Once be Mainau gardener ...!"

1-3 days from 200.00 € 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