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What you simply must do when visiting Lake Constance

The most important sights at Lake Constance

Lake Constance is a classic year-round European destination. Boundless, refreshing, high quality, traditional,
nostalgic — all that fits us.

What you simply must do when visiting Lake Constance:

  • Go for a boat trip
  • Visit one of the dozens of lakeside beaches
  • Take a photo of the Zeppelin
  • Gaze at the water during a whole sunset
  • Buy apples directly from a farmer
  • Enjoy a fish dish with local Lake Constance wine
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Cross at least one frontier
  • Stroll around the island of Mainau
  • Cycle along the lake shore
  • Be amazed by the masses of water – thundering down the Rhine Falls
  • Have your passport stamped with a visa for Liechtenstein
  • See Lake Constance from the air


In autumn and in winter, Lake Constance is especially good for …

  • Visiting a Weinfest and eat a ‚Dünnele‘ (a thin baked open sandwich)
  • Gazing at the migratory birds
  • Enjoying the peace and quiet of the lake
  • Hiking in the mountains
  • Visiting a Christmas market on the lake shore during Advent
  • Trying out a traditional Alemannic costume during Carnival
  • Skiing in Malbun in the Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Enjoying one of the Lake Constance thermal baths
  • Spending a day in one of the numerous castles
  • Going for a winter walk
  • Visiting one of the 300 museums

Selected top experiences

Special attractions and unique Lake-Constance-Moments.

Abbey library in St.Gallen close to Lake Constance

Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Abbey Cathedral of St.Gall, the abbey library and the surrounding monastery buildings - in short the St.Gallen Abbey District - was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. This magnificent...

Aerial photograph of the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen at Lake Constance

Rhine Falls

Every year, more than two million visitors make the pilgrimage to Schaffhausen to see the roaring waters of the Rhine. That is why Schaffhausen is sometimes called the “City of the Rhine Falls”....

Zeppelin flight

The engines purr quietly as the Zeppelin NT majestically lifts off and reaches its cruising altitude of about 300 metres. Unfasten your seat belts, stroll around, take a look over the pilot's...

St. Peter und Paul church on the Reichenau Island at Lake Constance

Reichenau Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, Reichenau Island in Lake Constance bears outstanding testimony to the religious and cultural role of a great Benedictine monastery of the Middle Ages.

Rekonstruktion Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen | © © Zeppelin Museum Foto: Alexander Fischer

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

Where does the captain sit? How does a Zeppelin fly? And why is it so big? The Zeppelin myth comes alive inside the Zeppelin Museum. The Zeppelin Museum tells the story of airship history as a lively...

Burg Meersburg mit Blick auf dem Bodensee

Old Castle in Meersburg

Cross the heavy drawbridge and walk through the wooden doors to enter the Middle Ages. Allegedly Germany’s oldest and continuously (inhabited) castle, the original fortress in Meersburg traces its...

Salem Monastery and Palace at Lake Constance

Salem Monastery and Palace

The former Cistercian abbey and present-day Salem Palace is located in the midst of extensive parks and gardens. It came into the possession of the margraves of Baden in 1802 and has belonged to the...

Affenberg Salem

Affenberg Salem

Affenberg Salem is Germany's most beautiful monkey forest. About 200 Barbary Macaques roam freely on a 20 hectare wooded area. It is great fun to watch the youngsters play. The stars are undoubtedly...

Säntis cableway close to Lake Constance

Säntis cableway

The Säntis, at 2,502 m above sea level, is simply fascinating. Enjoy unique panoramic views of six countries, Lake Constance and the Alpine foothills. The mountain is well worth a visit in all...

The Pfänderbahn cable car in Bregenz

With its unique 1,064 m view over Lake Constance, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and 240 alpine peaks, the Pfänder is the most famous viewpoint in the region. Whether you are exploring the Alpine...

MS München on Lake Constance

Passenger ships

A light breeze that strokes your face. The unmistakable smell of the fresh Lake Constance air. A glass of wine by the ship’s rail as you look out across the great expanse of the lake: A cruise with...

Aerial photograph of Mainau Island at Lake Constance

Mainau Island

Mainau Island, the botanic garden in Lake Constance, offers nature experiences 365 days a year. The park with a palatial baroque ensemble dating back to the 18th century houses one of Germany´s...

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Konstanz: historical district Niederburg | © MTK, Dagmar Schwelle

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