Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Western Lake Constance
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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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

Penguins in the SEA LIFE Constance

SEA LIFE Constance

At SEA LIFE Constance, plunge into the fascinating world of fresh and salt water fish without getting your feet wet. Follow the course of the Rhine from the Alpine glaciers to Lake Constance and on...

MÜHLENWEGMUSEUM, Allensbach at Lake Constance

MÜHLENWEGMUSEUM, Allensbach

Fritz Mühlenweg travelled through Mongolia on three occasions. He weaved his encounters and impressions into his pictures, stories and his award-winning novel „In geheimer Mission durch die Wüste...

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 in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

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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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Cross-border flea market in Constance (D) / Kreuzlingen (CH)

09. June until 10. June

24 hours, 9 kilometres, 2 countries, 1 flea market: with over 1,000 stands, the cross-border flea market in Constance (D) / Kreuzlingen (CH) is the largest and most attractive flea market in southern...

Constance Christmas market by the lake

30. November until 22. December

With the Christmas ship and its 360° panorama bar, a special Christmas tree inn, the breathtaking views over the lake and mountains and many other highlights, the Constance Christmas market is truly...

Selected tours in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Christmas market Constance  | © Achim Mende

Christmas Magic on Lake Constance

Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Explore Friedrichshafen and Constance with the...

Island hopping on Lake Constance

5-6 days

Selected holiday offers in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Constance winter special

2 nights from €99.00 pro Person
Lake Constance circular hiking trail

Lake Constance circular hiking trail

6 days 5 nights from €479.00 pro Person
Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights

Contact

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