Western Lake Constance

From Hegau to Constance
Bodensee

Constance-Bodensee-Hegau

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 for Lake Constance make a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

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Current weather Western Lake Constance

today
22°
23°
slightly cloudy
amount of rainfall
1.1 l/m²
hours of sunshine
10h 24min
tomorrow
19°
20°
13°
the day after tomorrow
18°
21°
11°

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 attractions at Western Lake Constance

Museum Reichenau | © Museum Reichenau, Ulrike Klumpp

Reichenau Museum

Visitors to the monastic UNESCO island learn about the cultural and historical significance of Reichenau in three separate museums. Together with the three Romanesque churches, the four museum...

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...

Höhrenberg at Allensbach

A guided tour through Allensbach

“Von Gnadenglöckchen, Leidenschaften und Rechenspielen, ...” (Of bells calling for mercy, passions and number games, ...) Learn about Allenbach’s history and peculiarities in a fun manner....

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Weihnachtliche Stimmung auf der Marktstätte | © MTK | Leo Leister

Lakeside Christmas Market

28. November until 23. December

1.000.000 lights, Christmas ship with 360° panorama bar, around 150 stalls and much more: Constance Winter Magic at the largest Christmas market in the four-country region of Lake Constance....

Top event

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...

Hüttenzauber Singen

Enchanted Christmas Cabins

07. December 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...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Meersburg New Palace at Lake Constance

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - South Route

6-8 days
© MTK, Dagmar Schwelle

Adventure trip on Untersee

1 day
Das "Eriskircher Ried", Eriskirch | © Gerhard Kersting

Birdwatching at Lake Constance

7 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island | © Helmuth Scham

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

1-3 days from 250.00 € per person

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

3 nights from 479.00 € per person

Gaienhofen: hiking & biking days by Lake Constance

5 nights from 780.00 € per person

Contact address

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