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

Lake Constance canoe tours at the NaturFreundehaus Bodensee

The Lake Constance NaturFreundehaus is the ideal start and destination for family- friendly canoe tours. With your BodenseeErlebniskarte, you can discover the beauty of the Untersee by means of a...

Katamaran between Constance and Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance

Constance - Friedrichshafen catamaran

Taking a boat on Lake Constance is an experience, even in winter. Hardy holidaymakers are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Cold, clear air, breathtaking Alpine panoramas and relaxing...

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

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...

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Fisher at Lake Constance

Whitefish weeks on the Untersee

10. September until 08. October

During the whitefish weeks on the Untersee, the chefs of 15 restaurants on the German shore serve 3-course menus at a single price. Whitefish, perch and other fish from the lake form the centrepiece...

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German-Swiss Octoberfest

14. September until 03. October

The largest party on Lake Constance is hosted again by the Paulaner party hall and the Fürstenberg beer tent in 2018. The festival is well-established in the heart of the region with up to 100,00...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance Gardens

3 days

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days
Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6 - 7 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

Garden bicycle tour at Lake Constance

6 days from €499.00 pro Person
Lake Constance circular hiking trail

Lake Constance circular hiking trail

6 days 5 nights from €479.00 pro Person

Contact

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