Konstanz

Chruch of St. Stephan and Minster in Constance

Konstanz is cult. Its unique location on Lake Constance, an extensive old town with winding streets and a magnificent minster, international flair and – last but not least – the island of Mainau which also belongs to Konstanz make this city an attractive holiday destination. From 2014 to 2018, Konstanz is celebrating the “600th anniversary of the Konstanz Council” under the banner “Europe is our guest”.

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Iconic beauty of Constance

Konstanz is the largest city on Lake Constance and the only German municipality on the southern shore of the lake. The well-maintainedhistorical centreborders Switzerland, Lake Constance and Lake Rhine which escapes the Obersee as a broad stretch of water flowing north-west. On clear days, the view from Constance harbour stretches over the bobbing sailing vessels and the broad waters of the deep-blue lake to the imposing peaks of the Alpine foothills.
 

Konstanz is a shopping city

Numerous shops encourage visitors to linger and dawdlewhile street cafés serve up enticing Mediterranean dishes.
 

Konstanz is an ideal starting point

The city on Lake Constance is an ideal starting point for boat and sailing excursions.

A regular car and passenger ferry operates between Konstanz and the romantic wine town of Meersburg on the northern shore of the lake. With the catamarans “Fridolin”, “Ferdinand” and “Constanze”, visitors can reach the Zeppelin city of Friedrichshafen in only 45 minutes. Excursion boats link Konstanz to almost every municipality on the lake. It is possible to visit the nearby flower island Mainau by boat, on foot or by bike – the best-known excursion destination on Lake Constance which belongs to the city of Konstanz. Thanks to the mild lake climate, palm trees, sequoia, lemon trees and orange trees all thrive in the extensive Schlosspark. From 2014 to 2016, Konstanz is celebrating “600 years of the Konstanz Council”.

Must-dos in Constance

  • take a “past and present” guided tour of the city
  • climb Constance cathedral
  • take the boat to the flower island Mainau
  • gain an insight into the underwater world in Sealife
  • visit the innumerable museums in the city

 

The right place at any time of year:

  • Spring tip: 
    admire the tulips in bloom on Mainau island
     
  • Summer tip: 
    take a dip in one of the numerous free lidos
     
  • Autumn tip: 
    Enjoy a guided tour of the city with wine tasting
     
  • Winter tip:
    visit the Constance Christmas market

Experiences in Constance

Relaxing in the Constance Rhine lido

Constance Rhine lido

The Rhine lido is an ideal spot to bath, relax and sunbathe. Located directly beside the Rhine, it offers bathers a wonderful view over Constance old town. Moreover, bathing in running water is a...

Guided tour of Constance

On a fascinating guided tour with a knowledgeable guide, you will get to know a historically, architecturally and culturally interesting and diverse city very well. Numerous buildings hail back to...

Rosgartenmuseum

The Rosgartenmuseum has a long tradition being the region’s most important museum of culture, art and history. It was founded in 1870. Since that time, a rich collection of items illustrating...

Events in Constance

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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...

Top event

German-Swiss Octoberfest

14. September until 03. October

The largest party on Lake Constance is hosted again by the Paulaner party hall and the Fürstenberg beer tent in 2018. The festival is well-established in the heart of the region with up to 100,00...

The island of Mainau in winter

The magic of winter on Mainau Island

17. November 2017 until 11. February 2018

Mainau Island also has its magic in winter: Even in winter, specks of colour are discernible as you enjoy an extended walk through the wintry park, as the winter blossom of lush shrubs and witch...

Tours including Constance

Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance Gardens

3 days

Island hopping on Lake Constance

5-6 days
Lake Constance in winter

Culture, nature and pure relaxation in winter

6-7 days

Packages including Constance

Garden bicycle tour at Lake Constance

6 days from €499.00 per person
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
Lake Constance circular hiking trail

Lake Constance circular hiking trail

6 days 5 nights from €479.00 per person

Contact

Marketing und Tourismus Konstanz GmbH, Bahnhofplatz 43, 78462 Constance, Germany