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

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...

German Steam Train and Model Railway Museum in Tuttlingen close to Lake Constance

German Steam Train and Model Railway Museum

The former engine shed with all its original fittings is now privately owned. It was built in 1933 and is open to visitors along with the administration buildings, the 7-track roundhouse, a fully...

Passenger ships

A short break on-board. A light breeze that strokes your face. The unmistakable smell of the fresh Lake Constance air. A glass of wine by the ship’s rail as you look out across the great expanse of...

Selected events in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Radolfzell Advent

23. November until 10. December

The first chocolate market on Lake Constance and the traditional Christmas market are interspersed with daily activities organised on the market square by schools, kindergardens and clubs – welcome...

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
Lake Constance Gardens

Long Night of the Lake Constance Gardens

08. June until 09. September

In June and September 2018 the fourth 'Long night of the Lake Constance Gardens' will take place. Many Lake Constance gardens will open their gates and allow enthusiasts to take part in a special...

Selected tours in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Explore Friedrichshafen and Constance with the...

Christmas market Constance  | © Achim Mende

Christmas Magic on Lake Constance

Stand up paddling on Lake Constance

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days

Selected holiday offers in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island

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

1 - 3 days from €170.00 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

Gaienhofen: hiking & biking days by Lake Constance

7 nights from €729.00 pro Person

Contact

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