The German shore of Lake Constance

from Lindau to Stockach
Hagnau at Lake Constance

Genuine Lake Constance

On the German shore of Lake Constance, there is so much to experience all year round! Winding alleys in picturesque old towns, unique views over the Alpine panorama, the broad expanses of Lake Constance set against the snow-covered peaks, even in summer, and a diverse cultural landscape. The sun shines for more than 2,000 hours a year, but Lake Constance exudes its inimitable charm in any weather. In spring an autumn, the mild climate is perfect for slipping on your walking boots and exploring nature. And if by chance it should rain or snow: why not visit one of our innumerable museums or treat yourself to a break in one of the region's thermal baths? Relax, enjoy and let your spirit roam free.

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Must-dos on the German shore of Lake Constance:

  • cycle  along the shore of Lake Constance from Lindau to Bodman
  • let your gaze drift over the expanse of the lake and the mountain backdrop from one of the numerous viewpoints, a café on the boardwalk or a boat
  • cycle or hike through the apple orchards to admire the fruit blossom
  • discover the picturesque old towns on foot
  • visit the wine villages/wine festivals/inns and enjoy a sip of one of the local wines
  • visit the Zeppelin hangar and museum and float high above the lake in a Zeppelin
  • experience the castle concerts in Meersburg and the Salem “Open Air” festival
  • enjoy the cultural hub of Friedrichshafen
  • discover Meersburg Castle and Salem Palace
  • follow the tracks of the Stone Age and Bronze Age at the Unteruhldingen Lake Dwelling Museum

The right place at the right time of year:

  • Spring tip:
    watch as spring awakens while enjoying asparagus and a glass of white wine from the winery around the corner?

  • Summer tip:
    cycle along the Lake Constance cycle path or take to the water in a canoe, kayak, pedal boat or SUP board.

  • Autumn tip:
    hike through the colourful vineyards on one of the numerous premium hiking trails and stop off in a cosy (mountain) inn.

  • Winter tip:
    visit the Zeppelin, Dornier or Tractor Museum or relax in one of the thermal baths.

Selected experiences on the German shores of Lake Constance

“Historic Model Ships” Kressbronn at Lake Constance

“Historic Model Ships” Kressbronn

The little castle on the edge of the Schlösslepark houses faithfully recreated baroque model ships, such as the more than two-metre-long model of the King of Sweden’s ship “Amphion” built in...

Thunder during a merchant vessel trip on Lake Constance

Merchant vessel trip on Lake Constance

Lake Constance in the Middle Ages: More than 150 merchant vessels sailed or rowed from harbour to another carrying freight and passengers. Experience “history you can touch and take part in”:...

Salem Monastery and Palace at Lake Constance

Salem Monastery and Palace

Surrounded by extensive parks and gardens stands the former Cistercians monastery and modern-day Salem palace. It came into the possession of the Margraves of Baden in 1802 and has belonged to the...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Advent Cruises on Lake Constance Ships

24. November until 16. December

Enjoy a festive, two-hour cruise accompanied by holiday music, Santa Claus, and a cup of coffee and cake.

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Lindauer Genussherbst | © © Landratsamt Lindau (Bodensee) | Foto: Frederick Sams

Autumn food festival by Lake Constance – in and around Lindau

13. October until 27. October

The Gourmet autumn event is located in the heart of the largest fruit growing region in Bavaria. Come and enjoy autumn at harvest time with all your senses. Smell the fragrance of ripe apples in the...

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Apple weeks at Lake Constance

08. September until 14. October

The region around Lake Constance is famous for the numerous types of apple that are grown here. From the apple blossom in spring to the harvest in late summer, Lake Constance apples dominate the...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance Gardens

3 days

Discover the Lake Constance region with the...

3 days
Stand up paddling on Lake Constance

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Wintertime at the Krone

2 nights from €212.00 per person
Ringhotel Krone Schnetzenhausen at Lake Constance

Champagne dreams

2 nights from €208.00 per person

Around Lake Constance by bike and boat

7 nights from €470.00 per person

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Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: €13.50 per person
Cheese fondue in the GenussWerkstatt

Original Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tasting

Individual: €49.00 per person

Contact address

Deutsche Bodensee Tourismus GmbH, Karlstraße 13, 88045 Friedrichshafen, Germany