The German shore of Lake Constance

from Lindau to Stockach
Hagnau at Lake Constance

Genuine Lake Constance

On the German shore of Lake Constance, there is so much to experience all year round! Winding alleys in picturesque old towns, unique views over the Alpine panorama, the broad expanses of Lake Constance set against the snow-covered peaks, even in summer, and a diverse cultural landscape. The sun shines for more than 2,000 hours a year, but Lake Constance exudes its inimitable charm in any weather. In spring an autumn, the mild climate is perfect for slipping on your walking boots and exploring nature. And if by chance it should rain or snow: why not visit one of our innumerable museums or treat yourself to a break in one of the region's thermal baths? Relax, enjoy and let your spirit roam free.

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Must-dos on the German shore of Lake Constance:

  • cycle  along the shore of Lake Constance from Lindau to Bodman
  • let your gaze drift over the expanse of the lake and the mountain backdrop from one of the numerous viewpoints, a café on the boardwalk or a boat
  • cycle or hike through the apple orchards to admire the fruit blossom
  • discover the picturesque old towns on foot
  • visit the wine villages/wine festivals/inns and enjoy a sip of one of the local wines
  • visit the Zeppelin hangar and museum and float high above the lake in a Zeppelin
  • experience the castle concerts in Meersburg and the Salem “Open Air” festival
  • enjoy the cultural hub of Friedrichshafen
  • discover Meersburg Castle and Salem Palace
  • follow the tracks of the Stone Age and Bronze Age at the Unteruhldingen Lake Dwelling Museum

The right place at the right time of year:

  • Spring tip:
    watch as spring awakens while enjoying asparagus and a glass of white wine from the winery around the corner?

  • Summer tip:
    cycle along the Lake Constance cycle path or take to the water in a canoe, kayak, pedal boat or SUP board.

  • Autumn tip:
    hike through the colourful vineyards on one of the numerous premium hiking trails and stop off in a cosy (mountain) inn.

  • Winter tip:
    visit the Zeppelin, Dornier or Tractor Museum or relax in one of the thermal baths.

Selected experiences on the German shores of Lake Constance

The port of Constance during winter times at Lake Constance

Advent cruises from Constance, Friedrichshafen and Lindau

During the winter season, the fleet of the Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe (BSB) is festively decorated and the lake is calm and silent. The BSB help their guests get into the Christmas spirit with relaxed...

Langenargen Museum at Lake Constance

Langenargen Museum

Former President Erwin Teufel described the Langenargen Museum as “A gem among the museums in the Lake Constance area”. The main attraction is one of the largest collections of works by Hans...

Aquastaad – the family pool

In sunny weather, the natural shingle beach is an attractive destination with its sand play hills and the lake with two floating bathing islands. With its stock of old trees, the sunbathing lawn is a...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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Lake fireworks at Uhldinger Harbor Festival (c) Photo: Achim Mende

Uhldinger Harbor Festival

20. July until 22. July

One of the great Lake Constance summer highlights is the Uhldinger Harbor Festival, when the waterfront promenade in Unteruhldingen becomes a popular party mile for three days. Visitors can look...

Advent Cruises on Lake Constance Ships

24. November until 16. December

Enjoy a festive, two-hour cruise accompanied by holiday music, Santa Claus, and a cup of coffee and cake.

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Historic wood sawing days in the CAR & TRACTOR MUSEUM

13. October until 14. October

Experience 100 year old chainsaws in action. Learn how logs were cut from tree trunks by hand and with gang saws 80 years ago. Follow the exhausting work of freelance sawyers, who moved from house to...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Experience the classics by bicycle

1 day
Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance Gardens

3 days
Stand up paddling on Lake Constance

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Garden bicycle tour at Lake Constance

6 days from €499.00 per person

Winter-Special at Hotel Knoblauch

From 1 night from €84.00 per person

Wintertime at the Krone

2 nights from €212.00 per person

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Wine tasting in the GenussWerkstatt

Winemaker’s Feast Table

Individual: €79.00 per person
Cheese fondue in the GenussWerkstatt

Original Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tasting

Individual: €49.00 per person
GenussWerkstatt Michael Bode

CHEESE meets WINE

Individual: €38.00 per person

Contact address

Deutsche Bodensee Tourismus GmbH, Karlstraße 13, 88045 Friedrichshafen, Germany