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

Untersee round trip with the solar-powered boat “HELIO” on Lake Constance

Untersee round trip with the solar-powered boat “HELIO”

Glide silently over the water on the solar-powered catamaran. The “HELIO” is the largest solar-powered boat on the lake, delighting numerous visitors every year. Enjoy this experience with a...

Hesse Museum, Gaienhofen at Lake Constance

Hesse Museum, Gaienhofen

In addition to its collection on the artistic and literary landscape of the Höri peninsula, the Hesse Museum in Gaienhofen presents the newly-designed permanent exhibition “Gaienhofen detours....

Lake Constance thermal spa in Konstanz

Lake Constance thermal spa in Konstanz

A visit to the Lake Constance thermal spa in Konstanz promises a relaxing time-out: In the colder months, guests can relax in the thermal bath while enjoying the view over Lake Constance. Bubble...

Selected events in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

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Cross-border flea market in Constance (D) / Kreuzlingen (CH)

09. June until 10. June

24 hours, 9 kilometres, 2 countries, 1 flea market: with over 1,000 stands, the cross-border flea market in Constance (D) / Kreuzlingen (CH) is the largest and most attractive flea market in southern...

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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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...

Selected tours in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance Gardens

3 days
Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Explore Friedrichshafen and Constance with the...

Lake Constance in winter

Culture, nature and pure relaxation in winter

6-7 days

Selected holiday offers in Hegau-Konstanz-Untersee

Autumn & winter magic 4 = 5

5 nights from €438.00 pro Person

K99 Radolfzell: Off to the spa

2 nights from €113.80 pro Person
Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights

Contact

Hegau Tourismus e. V. | Marketing und Tourismus Konstanz GmbH | BodenSeeWest Tourismus e. V.,