Western Lake Constance

From Hegau to Constance
Bodensee

Constance-Bodensee-Hegau

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 for Lake Constance make a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

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Current weather Western Lake Constance

today
25°
30°
12°
slightly cloudy
amount of rainfall
3.8 l/m²
hours of sunshine
10h 42min
tomorrow
26°
28°
17°
the day after tomorrow
25°
27°
18°

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 attractions at Western Lake Constance

Historische Stadtführung Singen | © Stadt Singen │ Büro Klare

Historical city tour of Singen am Hohentwiel

Charming journey through time - Duchess Hadwig guides you through Singen am Hohentwiel with plenty of humor and charm. Experience the industrial culture and historical town history right at the foot...

Constance-Friedrichshafen catamaran

Time to go overseas – Konstanz to Friedrichshafen in 52 minutes The catamaran with on-board bistro departs hourly, directly from Friedrichshafen and Konstanz, carrying passengers across Lake...

Moos lido at Lake Constance

Moos lido

The Moos lido is located in a beautiful nature reserve directly on the Lake Constance Cycle Path. Tall trees provide welcome shade on our large sunbathing lawn, three playgrounds and full-service...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Top event

see (h) arte 2022 in Radolfzell

13. April until 25. May

1 region and 4 countries and so much art - The 1st International Art Exhibition shows paintings, photography, sculptures, pop art as well as graphics and takes place in the premises of the outlet...

Cozy Christmas lights | © TSR GmbH/Kuhnle+Knödler

Advent at the 'Konzertsegel'

05. December until 08. December

The Radolfzell Christmas market takes place in an idyllic setting in the old town around the market square. On the second weekend in Advent, this market delights visitors with an exquisite range of...

Konstanzer Weinfest | © MTK / Oliver Hanser

Constance Wine Festival

What an event for wine enjoyment with live music, jovial gatherings and much more: the Constance Wine Festival on St. Stephans Platz entertains locals and visitors alike with good vibes and a long...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Lake Constance in winter

Winter adventure time

7 days
© Photo: Dagmar Schwelle | Marketing und Tourismus Konstanz GmbH

Lake Constance City Hopping

1-3 days
Christmas market Constance  | © Achim Mende

Christmas Magic at Lake Constance

6 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Time out with a guaranteed feel-good factor: Hotel Hirschen

3 nights from 479.00 € per person

Spring & autumn magic 4 = 5

5 nights from 681.00 € per person

Constance winter special

2 nights from 111.00 € per person

Contact address

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