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 tour of Stockach close to Lake Constance

Guided tour of Stockach

The town of Stockach was first mentioned as early as the 13th century. Over the centuries, the little town became a hub because the stagecoach route passed through the town located in the county of...

HOPFENGUT Nᵒ̄ 20 from hops to beer |the world of hops

HOPFENGUT Nᵒ̄ 20 in Tettnang combines hop production, a brewery, a museum, a shop and a restaurant on 2,000 m² of land; Here, the fourth generation of the Locher family produces the finest aroma...

Aquamarin in Wasserburg close to Lake Constance

Aquamarin Wasserburg

On the very shores of Lake Constance, the heated swimming pools (28°C) boasting spectacular views over the lake and the surrounding mountains pure bathing pleasure, even on cooler days. The kids’...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Christmas Cruise on the Bodensee Catamaran

29. November until 22. December

Get easy and direct access to two superb Christmas markets in Friedrichshafen and Constance. Both catamaran moorings are within walking distance of the winter magic and festive Christmas village...

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...

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Lake fireworks at Uhldinger Harbor Festival (c) Photo: Achim Mende

Uhldinger Harbor Festival

20. July until 22. July

One of the great Lake Constance summer highlights is the Uhldinger Harbor Festival, when the waterfront promenade in Unteruhldingen becomes a popular party mile for three days. Visitors can look...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, UNESCO World Heritage Site close to Lake Constance

UNESCO World Heritage on Lake Constance

3-4 days
Meersburg at Lake Constance in autumn

A day for connoisseurs

1 day
Connoisseur Tour along the Swabian See | © Schwäbischer Bodensee

Connoisseur Tour along the Swabian See

2:15 h

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Winter magic at Hotel City Krone

2 nights from €119.00 per person

Winter-Special at Hotel Knoblauch

From 1 night from €84.00 per person

Garden bicycle tour at Lake Constance

6 days from €499.00 per person

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Wine tasting at the Pulverturm

CHEESE meets WINE in the Historic Powder Tower

Individual: €79.00 per person
Wine tasting in the GenussWerkstatt

Winemaker’s Feast Table

Individual: €79.00 per person
Wine tasting in the GenussWerkstatt

Lake Constance Winery Tour

Contact address

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