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

salt’z – the Constance salt oasis

salt’z – the Constance salt oasis...

Sniff the sea air by Lake Constance! And enjoy total relaxation. With its salt grotto made from more than 28 tonnes of salt, salt’z offers a year-round health and wellness experience e for kids and...

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...

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...

Events in Constance

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...

Top event

Konstanz Seenachtfest

11. August

The lake night festival in Konstanz has long earned its cult status. For more than 65 years, one of the largest open-air festivals around Lake Constance has been held here in August. Every summer, up...

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
Lake Constance in winter

Culture, nature and pure relaxation in winter

6-7 days

Island hopping on Lake Constance

5-6 days

Packages including Constance

Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island

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

1 - 3 days from €170.00 pro Person

Garden bicycle tour at Lake Constance

6 days from €499.00 pro 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 pro Person

Contact

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