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

Aerial view of Überlingen at Lake Constance

Guided tour of Überlingen

On a tour through the historic old town you will discover Überlingen’s most important sights and hear all about the fascinating, turbulent history of the former free imperial city. Highlights of...

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.

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...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Take a trip to the Christmas market by catamaran

30. November 2017 until 07. January 2018

Clear, cold air, the breathtaking Alpine scenery and perfect stillness – a trip on a catamaran is also an experience in winter. Throughout the year, these quick boats ply their trade between...

Christmas market Überlingen

06. December until 16. December

Every December, the Hofstatt, the main square in the historic city center of Überlingen, is transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland. On festive decorated stands, artisans and traders from...

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Kulturufer Friedrichshafen

27. July until 05. August

A colourful festival with well over 200 artists from every discipline – actors, dancers, musicians, cabaret artists, acrobats and clowns. These are the town's guests for the ten days of events in...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Stand up paddling on Lake Constance

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days
Cycling at Lake Constance

Lake Constance cycle route

4-7 days
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

Ringhotel Krone Schnetzenhausen at Lake Constance

Champagne dreams

2 nights from €208.00 per person
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Shores of Lake Constance

6 nights
Premium Lake Shore hiking trail at Lake Constance

Premium Lake Shore hiking trail from Constance to Überlingen

5 days 4 nights from €399.00 per person

Contact

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