The German shore of Lake Constance

from Lindau to Stockach
© DBT GmbH | Florian Trykowski

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

vineum bodensee in Meersburg

vineum bodensee

“One of the best museums I have ever visited! A gem with a big fun factor. Every room is a sensory learning experience.” A rich and varied interactive exhibition awaits visitors at the new,...

© Campingplatz Gohren

Camping Park Gohren

Wonderful camping awaits you right on the shores of Lake Constance. Camping Park Gohren has a range of pitch categories, interesting glamping options, great leisure facilities and, of course, a...

Omas Kaufhaus

Omas Kaufhaus exhibition and showroom, Meersburg

This is where childhood dreams come true. Hand-crafted collectors’ metal ships travel along a water channel that passes through the entire floor of the house while metal toy trains make their...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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Lindauer Genussherbst | © © Landratsamt Lindau (Bodensee) | Foto: Frederick Sams

Autumn on Lake Constance

07. October until 28. October

When the scent of ripe apples and pumpkins fill the air around Lindau, the Lake Constance region is transformed into a land of plenty for three weeks. Lindau, Wasserburg, Nonnenhorn and Bodolz and...

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Apple weeks at Lake Constance

16. September until 08. October

The region around Lake Constance is famous for the numerous types of apple that are grown here. From the apple blossom in spring to the harvest in late summer, Lake Constance apples dominate the...

Bodensee Weinpröble | © Stadtwerke Konstanz GmbH

Lake Constance Wein Tasting at the Überlinger See

05. June until 18. September

This is a boat trip for true wine connoisseurs. During the 3.5 hr round-trip, passengers will taste various Lake Constance wines from the Hagnau Winegrowers' Association. The trip is musically framed...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Whitefish at Lake Constance

Culinary pleasure tour at Lake Constance

6-7 days
Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6-7 days
Das "Eriskircher Ried", Eriskirch | © Gerhard Kersting

Birdwatching at Lake Constance

7 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Wirthshof Markdorf: Let your heart go boom

2 nights from 579.00 € per person
Doppelzimmer im SEEhotel Friedrichshafen | © SEEhotel Friedrichshafen am Bodensee

VERY Active in SEEhotel Friedrichshafen

7 nights from 860.00 € per person

Bookable experiences on the German shores of Lake Constance

Floating Meersburg | © Naturheilpraxis & Floating Weyers

Float room for two

Group: 112.00 € per group
Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: 14.00 € per person

ECHT BODENSEE CARD: the regional guest card

With the German shore guest card (Echt Bodensee Card) all regional buses and trains within the Bodensee-Oberschwaben transport assiociation (bodo) are free of charge during your stay. And more than 200 benefits within the region of Lake Constance are awaiting you. As soon as you check in at your accomodation you will automatically receive your guest card EBC from your host - in the 14 participating municipalities. More Information here

Bodensee Card PLUS: the official inclusive card

The perfect complement to the regional guest cards is the inclusive card Bodensee Card PLUS, which can be purchased additionally. Once purchased, the card includes over 160 sights in the entire four-country region and free scheduled boat trips. More information here 

Contact address

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