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

The Residential Palace of the Counts of Montfort

The former residence of the Counts of Montfort is one of the most attractive Palaces in Upper Swabia. The rich fittings were created by the leading stucco plasterers and craftsmen from the region...

Guided tour of Langenargen for families at Lake Constance

Guided tour of Langenargen for families

Is there a ghost in Montfort Castle? Why is the mint called the mint and who many fishermen still work the lake every day? The answers to these and many other questions will be provided on the guided...

Guided city tour in Meersburg at Lake Constance

Guided tour of Meersburg

Enjoy a guide tour through the historic old town with all its romantic alleys and corners. You will gain an insight into the history of the town, including a visit to the palace church.

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Lindau harbour Christmas

23. November until 17. December

There are lots of Christmas markets. Only Lindau has a harbour Christmas. Nowhere can Christmas market fans find their heart’s desire in such a relaxed manner and nowhere is the scenery more...

Christmas Market Friedrichshafen

01. December until 22. December

For 22 days, Christmas magic fills the cosy village of market stalls on the Buchhornplatz in Friedrichshafen on the very shore of Lake Constance. With its life-size nativity scene, the market is the...

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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...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Cycling at Lake Constance

Lake Constance cycle route

Snow on the Säntis in winter at Lake Constance

Swiss experiences with the..

1 day

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Wintertime at the Krone

2 nights from €208.00 pro Person
Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights
Zimmer Hotel Knoblauch am Bodensee | © Hotel Knoblauch

Friedrichshafen: Winter Wellness Retreat at Hotel Knoblauch

2 nights from €176.00 pro Person

Contact

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