Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Western Lake Constance
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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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Must-dos in the Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee region:

  • travel by boat to the Flower Island Mainau
  • hike along the premium hiking trails (“SeeGang” and “Hegauer Kegelspiel”)
  • 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 in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Constance Theatre

Constance municipal theatre is the oldest continuously working stage in Europe! In the 2016/17 season, Constance Theatre will explore the theme of the “homeland”, where foreigners also have their...

Urban Museum and Gallery, Engen close to Lake Constance

Urban Museum and Gallery, Engen

With its archaeology department, urban history, religious art and various art exhibitions, the Urban Museum and Gallery in Engen has earned itself an excellent reputation beyond the region. To...

Orsingen open-air pool

The heated open-air pool is a popular meeting point for bathing beauties and sports swimmers. The outstanding reputation of the large, heated open-air pool at the Orsingen camp-site and holiday park...

Selected events in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

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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...

Winter Fun with the White Fleet on Lake Constance

Winter on the waves

23. November until 17. December

It is winter in the lake’s shipping companies: the ships are festively decorated and the lake is still and peaceful. Even in winter, a boat trip is the most attractive means of experiencing Lake...

Selected tours in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Explore Friedrichshafen and Constance with the...

Christmas market Constance  | © Achim Mende

Christmas Magic on Lake Constance

Lake Constance in winter

Culture, nature and pure relaxation in winter

6-7 days

Selected holiday offers in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Lake Constance circular hiking trail

Lake Constance circular hiking trail

6 days 5 nights from €479.00 pro Person
Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island

Mainau Island - "Once be Mainau gardener ...!"

1 - 3 days from €170.00 pro Person

Gaienhofen: hiking & biking days by Lake Constance

7 nights from €729.00 pro Person

Contact

Hegau Tourismus e. V. | Marketing und Tourismus Konstanz GmbH | BodenSeeWest Tourismus e. V.,