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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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 Archaeological State Museum Baden-Württemberg displays archaeological discoveries from the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. From Neolithic pile dwellings to Historical Archaeology...

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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...

Advent cruises from Constance and Lindau

During­ the­ winter­ season,­ the­ fleet­ of­ the­ Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe­ (BSB)­ is festively decorated and the lake is calm and silent. The BSB help their guests get into the Christmas...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

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...

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.

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...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Lake Constance Bike Route

4-7 days

Adventure trip on Untersee and Switzerland

1 day
Lake Constance in winter

Culture, nature and pure relaxation in winter

6-7 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Cycling in Altnau at Lake Constance

Lake Constance Cycle Path

7 nights from 529.00 € per person
Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island

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

1-3 days from 200.00 € per person

Garden bicycle tour at Lake Constance

6 days from 499.00 € per person

Contact address

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