Western Lake Constance

Constance-Bodensee-Hegau
Bodensee

Scattered with historical, cultural and scenic gems, the western region of Lake Constance stretches from the Hegau area across the Untersee to the best-known city on Lake Constance: Konstanz. The region is characterised by volcanic rock, unspoilt landscapes, prehistoric settlements and medieval churches, palaces and castles. For water sports enthusiasts as well as nature and culture lovers, there are numerous leisure activities on offer. The fascinating landscape with reed-covered shores, breathtaking views, orchards and vegetable gardens, gently rolling hills and colourful woods is ideal for hiking and cycling. There is also plenty for culture lovers to enjoy in the lovingly restored old towns, the numerous castles, palaces and churches and the rich museum and artistic landscape. Modern spa and sauna facilities as well as the outstanding, fresh cuisine typical to Lake Constance make for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

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Current weather Western Lake Constance

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Must-dos at Western Lake Constance:

  • travel by boat to the Flower Island Mainau
  • hike along the premium hiking trails (“SeeGang” and “Hegauer Kegelspiel”)
  • taste fresh fish during the whitefish weeks on the Untersee
  • stroll through medieval Stein am Rhein
  • cycle around Reichenau island
  • climb to the top of Konstanz cathedral and visit  Konstanz old town
  • buy vegetables, herbs and fruit direct from farm and go on a picnic
  • marvel at the studios of Hermann Hesse and Otto Dix in Gaienhofen on the Höri Peninsula
  • visit a private garden as part of the Garten-Rendezvous
  • hire a canoe and observe the local bird life
  • enjoy the view from the Arenenberg park and Palace

The right place at the right time of year:

  • Spring tip:
    marvel at the tulips on Mainau Island and draw inspiration along the Untersee artists’ road where Otto Dix, Erich Heckel and many others once set up their easels.

  • Summer tip:
    take a dip at one of the refreshing lidos and glide silently over the Untersee in the futuristic solar ferry HELIO.

  • Autumn tip:
    hike along one of the premium hiking trails and dine on delicious fish during the whitefish weeks by Lake Constance.

  • Winter tip:
    feel the magic of the Konstanz Christmas market right beside the lake and observe the bird life on the Untersee.

Selected experiences at Western Lake Constance

Seemaxx outlet center Radolfzell

The seemaxx outlet center Radolfzell – in the former production hall of the Schiesser AG – offers a diverse range of more than 40 high-quality fashion brands. Where once fashion was produced –...

Aachbad Singen with the Hohentwiel in the background

Aachbad Singen

The Aachbad opens its doors from mid-May to mid-September. A 50 m swimming pool, the adventure pool – a non-swimmers’ pool with flow channel, water mushrooms and a health area offer all types of...

Hesse Museum, Gaienhofen at Lake Constance

Hesse Museum, Gaienhofen

In addition to its collection on the artistic and literary landscape of the Höri peninsula, the Hesse Museum in Gaienhofen presents the newly-designed permanent exhibition “Gaienhofen detours....

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

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Fisher at Lake Constance

Whitefish weeks on the Untersee

10. September until 08. October

During the whitefish weeks on the Untersee, the chefs of 15 restaurants on the German shore serve 3-course menus at a single price. Whitefish, perch and other fish from the lake form the centrepiece...

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International Lake Constance Week

24. May until 27. May

For four days, the historic old town harbour in Konstanz provides the perfect backdrop for one of the oldest and most important water sports events from Kiel to Genoa. In the more than 100-year-old...

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Lake Constance Gardens

Long Night of the Lake Constance Gardens

08. June until 09. September

In June and September 2018 the fourth 'Long night of the Lake Constance Gardens' will take place. Many Lake Constance gardens will open their gates and allow enthusiasts to take part in a special...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6-7 days
Das "Eriskircher Ried", Eriskirch | © Gerhard Kersting

Birdwatching around Lake Constance

Stand up paddling on Lake Constance

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Christmas offers of the Bodenseehotels

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

Gaienhofen: hiking & biking days by Lake Constance

7 nights from €729.00 per person

Contact address

REGIO Konstanz-Bodensee-Hegau e. V., Im Kohlgarten 2, 78343 Gaienhofen, Germany