Lake Constance in winter

Winter adventure time

Lake Constance is a dream destination at any time of the year. Put your feet up and relax in the SalzOase in Constance. In February discover the fifth season of the year – the Alemanic Carnival in Konstanz and Überlingen. Between those visits make a discovery tour through the vineum in Meersburg and learn about the history and culture of wine. After that spend a relaxing day in the thermal bath in Lindau. The tour continues with a visit of the well known Kunsthaus Bregenz, one of the leading international exhibition spaces in Europe. The Säntis cable car takes you to an breathtaking view over the whole region. Discover the little country of Liechtenstein on a guided walk with an outdoor fondue. To round of your tour you can stop by Smilestones to learn more about Switzerland.

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Your Lake Constance experience for 7 days

1. salt’z – SalzOase Constance…like a holiday at the seaside | Germany
Total relaxation with a year-round health and wellness experience for kids and adults in the salt grotto of the SalzOase Constance, that consists of 28 tons of salt. At a special children’s time children can dig and play in the salt box. Tip: Reservation for the grotto sessions is recommended.

Experience time: 1 hour

2. Carnival in Constance | Germany
Let yourself be carried away by the tradition of the Constance Carnival on Wednesday evening or at the “Dirty Thursday” parade (evenings) in the center of Constance.

Experience time: 0,5 day

3. Vineum in Meersburg | Germany                                                                                                                      With a visit to the vineum Meersburg you get to experience a new and modern type of museum. Centerd around the historic wine press from 1607 the museum shows the history and culture of the wine in a entertaining, sensual and inspiring way. They also offer guided tours and wine tastings.   

Experience time: 2-3 hours

4. Carnival in Überlingen | Germany
In Überlingen it gets foolish on Saturday when local ‘fools guilds’ meet and move merrily through the old town. A special experience is the “Hänselejuck”.

Experience time: 0,5 day

5. Therme Lindau | Germany                                                                                                                                          The new thermal bath Lindau located directly at the lakeshore offers its guests breathtaking views, six different types of pools, many saunas as well as a wide selection of spa treatments. With over 13000 m² the thermal bath offers everything the heart desires.

Experience time: 3-4 hours

6. Kunsthaus Bregenz | Austria
One of the leading international exhibition spaces in Europe after only a few years was designed by the renowned
Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. Through numerous honors confirmed the building ranks among the most important
contemporary museum structures in the world.

Experience time: 1 hour

7. Säntis Schwägalp | Switzerland                                                                                                                           The Säntis, at 2,502 m above sea level, is simply fascinating. Enjoy unique panoramic views of six countries, Lake Constance and the Alpine foothills. Discover the interactive exhibitions, like ‘Säntis – die Eiswelt’ (a world of ice). Especially charming in the winter is the ‘Laternliweg’, a path with hundreds of lit oil lamps for a romantic and unique experience.

Experience time: 3-4 hours

8. Guided walk with outdoor fondue | Principality of Liechtenstein
An absolute hit on cold winter’s days. Enjoy a special llama tour in princely Rätikon before savring a tasty cheese fondue under the starry sky of the royal winter idyll.

Experience time: 3 hours

9. Smilestones Miniature World | Switzerland                                                                                          Discover Eastern Switzerland in just one hour – from the Säntis Mountain to the Rhine Falls and the Alps. You can see it all in Switzerland’s largest miniature  park at the Smilestones Miniature World. View the Swiss landscape and explore the many hidden and amusing details and learn about famous Swiss milestones – all this through an interactive scale of 1:87! 

Experience time: 2 hours

Tip: The fifth season - Carnival
Are you starting your tour in early or mid-February? Then watch the crazy goings-on of the Swabian-Alemannic carnival. Witches and jesters move through the alleys, creating a unique carnival atmosphere everywhere, be it in the streets or in restaurants and festival halls.


Overnight stays: 6 nights

Travel information:The transfer between the different stages can be undertaken with your own car/coach or partly by public transport (rail,bus).

Contact address

Internationale Bodensee Tourismus GmbH
Hafenstr. 6
78462 Constance

Tel.: +49 (0) 7531 909490
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salt’z – the Constance salt oasis

salt’z – the Constance salt oasis ...

... it’s like a holiday by the sea. Breathe in the sea air at Lake Constance and enjoy total relaxation. A salt grotto built from more than 28 tons of salt, salt’z offers year-round health and...

Kunsthaus Bregenz Fotograf  Matthias Weissengruber | ©  Kunsthaus Bregenz

Kunsthaus Bregenz

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vineum bodensee in Meersburg

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Säntis cableway close to Lake Constance

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