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 attractions on the German shores of Lake Constance

View from outside | © Photo: Hari Pulko, www.pulko.de | www.lindau.de

Inselhalle Lindau

Its location right next to Lake Constance is what makes the Inselhalle so special. Whether during a coffee break looking out over the water in the Seefoyer, or a relaxed get-together in the spacious,...

Nonnenhorn lido at Lake Constance

Nonnenhorn lido

Nonnenhorn lido offers a stunning alpine panorama with fun and relaxation for the whole family. The pool and lake promise pure swimming pleasure, along with many attractions like the 650 m2 heated...

Meßkirch Palace

Built in the Renaissance style by the Counts of Zimmern in 1557, Meßkirch Palace is one of the first four-wing structures north of the Alps. You will see Germany’s oldest Renaissance hall (31...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Weinfest Immenstaad | © Tourist-Information Immenstaad

Immenstaad Wine Festival

Wine, music and fun on the Immenstaad town hall square where the atmosphere revolves around local wines on two evenings in August. Enjoy the wines of Immenstaad's winegrowers under the open sky with...

Lake Constance Christmas in Friedrichshafen

Lake Constance Christmas in Friedrichshafen

26. November until 22. December

Holiday magic spreads throughout the cozy Christmas village next to the Zeppelin Museum, inviting you to stroll, enjoy and shop along the lakeside promenade with its spectacular alpine pamorama. The...

Top event

Kulturufer Friedrichshafen

30. July until 08. August

A colourful festival with well over 200 artists from every discipline – actors, dancers, musicians, cabaret artists, acrobats and clowns. These are the town's guests for the ten days of events in...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Island hopping on Lake Constance

6 days
Birnau abbey church at Lake Constance

Travelling through Baroque Heaven at Lake Constance

4 days
High Above Tour - Illmensee | © Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e. V.

High Above Tour

3:40 h

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Around Lake Constance by bike and boat

7 nights from 550.00 € per person
Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights

Season opener: spring fever

5 nights from 270.00 € per person

Bookable experiences on the German shores of Lake Constance

Floating Meersburg | © Naturheilpraxis & Floating Weyers

Float room for two

Group: 109.00 € per group
Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: 13.50 € per person

Contact address

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