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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

The Zeppelin Museum inspires people with the idea of daring to do the seemingly impossible and actively shaping the future as pioneers. With over 1,500 original exhibits as well as historical sound,...

Burg Meersburg mit Blick auf dem Bodensee

Old Castle in Meersburg

The oldest inhabited castle in Germany invites you to travel back in time all year round. Let yourself be taken back to the Middle Ages 365 days a year or dine like the prince-bishops in the baroque...

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 generous parks and gardens. It came into the possession of the margraves of Baden in 1802 and has belonged to the...

Affenberg Salem

Affenberg Salem

It's a very special experience, because when you visit Affenberg Salem, you are right among the animals! Almost 200 Barbary macaques live here in optimal conditions on a 20-hectare piece of forest,...

Säntis cableway close to Lake Constance

Säntis cable car

Experiences around the Säntis - Säntis is the ideal adventure mountain for young and old - in summer and winter. The cable car runs from Schwäglap to Säntis every 30 minutes. There are two modern...

Pfänderbahn Bregenz am Bodensee mit der Bodensee Card PLUS

The Pfänder cable car in Bregenz

Conquer around 600 meters of altitude in six minutes and experience a different world - far away from the hustle and bustle, on the 1064 m high Pfänder. Nature and the view of Lake Constance and 240...

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen | © Pfahlbaumuseum Freilichtmuseum und Forschungsinstitut

Lake Dwelling Museum Unteruhldingen

Welcome to the pile dwellings in Unteruhldingen, one of Europe’s largest and oldest open-air archaeological museums. The 23 reconstructions of pile dwellings from the Bronze and Stone Ages have...

MS München on Lake Constance

Passenger ships

A light breeze that strokes your face, rays of sunshine on the water and the scent of summer in the air: That is the Lake Constance Feeling. The best time on Lake Constance is spent on the water....

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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