Western Lake Constance

Constance-Bodensee-Hegau
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 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

Aerial photograph of Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Mainau Island

The year-round beauty of Flower Island Mainau can be explored on 45 hectare of impressive gardens. The second largest butterfly house in Germany invites everybody to its tropical world with...

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...

Archaeological State Museum Baden-Württemberg in Constance at Lake Constance

Archaeological State Museum Baden-Württemberg

The State Archaeological Museum in Constance displays key archaeological discoveries from Baden Württemberg from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, including the oldest copper disc from the lake...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

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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...

Christkindlemarkt Radolfzell © Tourismus- und Stadtmarketing Radolfzell GmbH

Advent in Radolfzell

22. November until 22. December

Everything revolves around chocolate at the Radolfzell Chocolate market located on Seetorplatz at the train station. The Christmas market boasts over 80 stalls and a fine selection of local crafts....

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Konstanz Seenachtfest

10. August

The lake night festival in Konstanz has long earned its cult status. For more than 65 years, one of the largest open-air festivals around Lake Constance has been held here in August. Every summer, up...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6-7 days
Das "Eriskircher Ried", Eriskirch | © Gerhard Kersting

Tour suggestion

6 days
Christmas market Constance  | © Achim Mende

Christmas Magic on Lake Constance

3 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Lake Constance Bike Tour to the Rhine Falls

7 nights from €579.00 per person

Constance winter special

2 nights from €99.00 per person
Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights

Contact address

REGIO Konstanz-Bodensee-Hegau e. V., Obere Laube 71, 78462 Constance, Germany