Western Lake Constance


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 at Western Lake Constance:

  • travel by boat to the Flower Island Mainau
  • hike along the premium hiking trails (“SeeGang” and “Hegauer Kegelspiel”)
  • taste fresh fish during the whitefish weeks on the Untersee
  • 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 at Western Lake Constance

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...

ABC Hotel Konstanz

One of a kind, unique, charming and privately run. Definitely not your standard "off-the-shelf" hotel. Saturated in history, spacious and quiet with a convenient central location.

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...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Top event

International Lake Constance Week

24. May until 27. May

For four days, the historic old town harbour in Konstanz provides the perfect backdrop for one of the oldest and most important water sports events from Kiel to Genoa. In the more than 100-year-old...

Take a trip to the Christmas market by catamaran

30. November 2017 until 07. January 2018

Clear, cold air, the breathtaking Alpine scenery and perfect stillness – a trip on a catamaran is also an experience in winter. Throughout the year, these quick boats ply their trade between...

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Hohentwielfestival Singen

15. July until 20. July

The most impressive fortification in the Hegau castle region stands on the Hohentwiel in Singen, often called “Hontes” by the locals. The town festival inaugurated in 1969 against the medieval...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days
Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Explore Friedrichshafen and Constance with the...

1 day
Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance Gardens

3 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island

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

1 - 3 days from €170.00 pro Person

Constance winter special

2 nights from €99.00 pro Person

Garden bicycle tour at Lake Constance

6 days from €499.00 pro Person


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