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

Affenberg Salem

For 40 years, Salem on Lake Constance has been home to Germany’s biggest and most attractive open-air monkey enclosure. More than 200 playful Barbary macaques roam free in a 20-hectare Stretch of...

Guided tour of Stockach close to Lake Constance

Guided tour of Stockach

The town of Stockach was first mentioned as early as the 13th century. Over the centuries, the little town became a hub because the stagecoach route passed through the town located in the county of...

Garden tour in Überlingen

It is not for nothing that Überlingen is known as the Garden City on Lake Constance. Numerous parks and gardens are strung out like a row of pearls through the town centre. The best way to explore...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Tettnang Christmas Market

Tettnang Castle Christmas

30. November until 09. December

Experience the unique ambience and charming Christmas market in the New Castle Tettnang that invites the whole family to stay and enjoy the holiday spirit like the royalty of yesteryear.

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.

Top event

Hawaiian Sounds and “Aloha Spirit” in the Lindau Stadttheater

12. May

You’re invited to this special Hawaiian concert at Lake Constance with Puna Kalama Dawson from Kauai with special guests Lei’ohu Ryder and Maydeen Lao from Maui. On Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m....

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance Gardens

3 days
Das "Eriskircher Ried", Eriskirch | © Gerhard Kersting

Birdwatching-Tour

6 days
Stand up paddling on Lake Constance

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Ringhotel Krone Schnetzenhausen at Lake Constance

Champagne dreams

2 nights from €208.00 per person

Lake Constance Bike Tour to the Rhine Falls

7 nights from €579.00 per person

Langenargen: Christmas markets and winter harbour festival

2 nights from €199.00 per person

Contact address

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