The German shore of Lake Constance

from Lindau to Stockach
Hagnau at Lake Constance

Genuine Lake Constance

On the German shore of Lake Constance, there is so much to experience all year round! Winding alleys in picturesque old towns, unique views over the Alpine panorama, the broad expanses of Lake Constance set against the snow-covered peaks, even in summer, and a diverse cultural landscape. The sun shines for more than 2,000 hours a year, but Lake Constance exudes its inimitable charm in any weather. In spring an autumn, the mild climate is perfect for slipping on your walking boots and exploring nature. And if by chance it should rain or snow: why not visit one of our innumerable museums or treat yourself to a break in one of the region's thermal baths? Relax, enjoy and let your spirit roam free.

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Must-dos on the German shore of Lake Constance:

  • cycle  along the shore of Lake Constance from Lindau to Bodman
  • let your gaze drift over the expanse of the lake and the mountain backdrop from one of the numerous viewpoints, a café on the boardwalk or a boat
  • cycle or hike through the apple orchards to admire the fruit blossom
  • discover the picturesque old towns on foot
  • visit the wine villages/wine festivals/inns and enjoy a sip of one of the local wines
  • visit the Zeppelin hangar and museum and float high above the lake in a Zeppelin
  • experience the castle concerts in Meersburg and the Salem “Open Air” festival
  • enjoy the cultural hub of Friedrichshafen
  • discover Meersburg Castle and Salem Palace
  • follow the tracks of the Stone Age and Bronze Age at the Unteruhldingen Lake Dwelling Museum

The right place at the right time of year:

  • Spring tip:
    watch as spring awakens while enjoying asparagus and a glass of white wine from the winery around the corner?

  • Summer tip:
    cycle along the Lake Constance cycle path or take to the water in a canoe, kayak, pedal boat or SUP board.

  • Autumn tip:
    hike through the colourful vineyards on one of the numerous premium hiking trails and stop off in a cosy (mountain) inn.

  • Winter tip:
    visit the Zeppelin, Dornier or Tractor Museum or relax in one of the thermal baths.

Selected experiences on the German shores of Lake Constance

Guided city and palace tour, Tettnang

Have you ever visited the main residence of the Counts of Montfort, who once as powerful as the Hapsburgs? Learn more about this theme during a guided tour of the town of Tettnang and the residential...

Meersburg New Palace at Lake Constance

Meersburg New Palace

Since it was built in 1710, Meersburg New Palace hasn‘t lost any of its beauty and still offers impressive Baroque splendour. Tours, audio guides or individual visits can be taken through the main...

Red House, Bodenseekreis Gallery at Lake Constance

Red House | Bodenseekreis Gallery

In the historical rooms of a baroque palace on the Schlossplatz in Meersburg, the Bodenseekreis Gallery presents exhibitions of contemporary and modern art throughout the summer. Focussing on Upper...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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Apple weeks at Lake Constance

08. September until 14. October

The region around Lake Constance is famous for the numerous types of apple that are grown here. From the apple blossom in spring to the harvest in late summer, Lake Constance apples dominate the...

Tettnang Christmas Market

Tettnang Castle Christmas

30. November until 09. December

Experience the unique ambience and charming Christmas market in the New Castle Tettnang that invites the whole family to stay and enjoy the holiday spirit like the royalty of yesteryear.

Weihnachtsmarkt Friedrichshafen

Christmas Market in Friedrichshafen

30. November until 21. December

The cozy hut village of Friedrichshafen's Christmas market comes to life in a festive and seasonal atmosphere, located next to the Zeppelin Museum. Over 60 lovingly decorated stalls, a life-sized...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance Gardens

3 days
Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Explore Friedrichshafen and Constance with the...

1 day
Panoramic cycle tour by Lake Constance in and around Lindau

Panoramic cycle tour by Lake Constance in and around Lindau

1 day

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

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Shores of Lake Constance

6 nights

Garden bicycle tour at Lake Constance

6 days from €499.00 per person

Short getaway: half board at hotel Krone

2 nights from €186.00 per person

Contact address

Deutsche Bodensee Tourismus GmbH, Karlstraße 13, 88045 Friedrichshafen, Germany