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.

Pictures & Videos

Current weather Western Lake Constance

today
12°
highly cloudy
amount of rainfall
0.1 l/m²
hours of sunshine
2h
tomorrow
the day after tomorrow

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

© Der Surf Bauch

Der Surf Bauch – A surf school in Constance

Surfing courses, hire service and lots of fun – Der Surf Bauch, the oldest surf school located in Staad, Konstanz, has been promoting a variety of surfing experiences since 1973. Be it windsurfing...

Bodensee-Kanu-Tours am NaturFreundehaus Bodensee

Lake Constance canoe tours at the NaturFreundehaus Bodensee

The Lake Constance NaturFreundehaus is the ideal place for family-friendly canoe tours. With your Bodensee Card PLUS you can discover the beauty of the Untersee on a self-guided canoe tour. The...

© MB Events & Adventures

Lake Constance Canoe Tour

Our canoe tours on Lake Constance help you get to know the Lower Lake. Our canoe tours on Lake Constance take you along the Mettnau nature conservation area to the point of the peninsula, Radolfzell,...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Weihnachtliche Stimmung auf der Marktstätte | © MTK | Leo Leister

Lakeside Christmas Market

28. November until 23. December

1.000.000 lights, Christmas ship with 360° panorama bar, around 150 stalls and much more: Constance Winter Magic at the largest Christmas market in the four-country region of Lake Constance....

Top event

Hohentwielfestival Singen

21. July until 27. July

The most impressive fortification in the Hegau castle region stands on the Hohentwiel in Singen, often called “Hontes” by the locals. The town festival inaugurated in 1969 against the medieval...

Top event
Segelregatta Internationale Bodenseewoche (c) Schwelle | © Dagmar Schwelle

International Lake Constance Week

23. May until 26. May

For four days, the historic old town harbour in Konstanz provides the perfect backdrop for one of the oldest and most important water sports events from Kiel to Genoa. In the more than 100-year-old...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

The lake for active holidaymakers

4 days
Meersburg New Palace at Lake Constance

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - South Route

6-8 days
Lake Constance in winter

Winter adventure time

7 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Gaienhofen: hiking & biking days by Lake Constance

5 nights from 780.00 € per person

Constance winter special

2 nights from 111.00 € per person

Spring & autumn magic 4 = 5

5 nights from 681.00 € per person

Contact address

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