A journey through time in the four-country region


Lake Constance gardens present the international region of Lake Constance as a gigantic horticultural show. In a small amount of space, the most beautiful parks and manicured gardens ( - similar to historical themed gardens - ) take its visitors on a journey through time.

Selected experiences around Lake Constance gardens

At Lake Constance you can take a journey through the eras of horticulture. Panoramic gardens and parks are a cross-border symbol of the rich history of the region. From the Stone Age, through ancient times and the Middle Ages to the 19th century and beyond to the present; you can experience it all first hand. You don't need to travel vast distance. And if you like, you can simply travel from garden to garden by ship, bus or train.

Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Mainau Island

The year-round beauty of Flower Island Mainau can be explored on 45 hectare of impressive gardens. The second largest butterfly house in Germany invites everybody to its tropical world with...

Salem Monastery and Palace

Surrounded by extensive parks and gardens stands the former Cistercians monastery and modern-day Salem palace. It came into the possession of the Margraves of Baden in 1802 and has belonged to the...

Cathusian Monastery close to Lake Constance

Carthusian Monastery Ittingen

Carthusian Monastery Ittingen is not only an atmospheric location; it is also one of the region’s cultural highlights. The former monastery houses two museums with exhibitions capable of attracting...

St. Peter und Paul church on the Reichenau Island at Lake Constance

Reichenau Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, Reichenau Island in Lake Constance bears outstanding testimony to the religious and cultural role of a great Benedictine monastery of the Middle Ages.

Top event
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 packages around Lake Constance gardens

Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island

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

1-3 days from 200.00 € per person

Further information

Bodenseegärten e. V.
Schloss Arenenberg
8268 Salenstein
Phone +41 58 345 74 27