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

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...

© Wirthshof GmbH

Camping Wirthshof in Markdorf

Discover value and variety at the 5*star Wirthshof Campground with simple sites and mobile homes to suites in the adjacent 4*star hotel. There is accommodation for every budget. The Wirtshof is 7 km...

Bibelgalerie Meersburg

Meersburg Bible Gallery

This bible museum explores the world of bibles in art, history, contemporary culture and everyday life. Entertaining and informative for all ages, our interactive exhibits include the nomad tent and...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Weinuferfest Kressbronn | © Amt f. Tourismus, Kultur & Marketing der Gemeinde Kressbronn am Bodensee

Kressbronn ShoreWine Party

The ShoreWine Party takes place at the Seegarten. There will be wines and regional specialities accompanied by music and fireworks.

Top event
Lake fireworks at Uhldinger Harbor Festival (c) Photo: Achim Mende

Uhldinger Harbor Festival

22. July until 24. July

One of the great Lake Constance summer highlights is the Uhldinger Harbor Festival, when the waterfront promenade in Unteruhldingen becomes a popular party mile for three days. Visitors can look...

Lake Constance Christmas in Friedrichshafen

Bodensee-Weihnacht Friedrichshafen

25. November until 22. December

For 27 days, festive magic fills the cosy village of christmas market cabins in Friedrichshafen. With its life-size crib and panoramic view over the lake, it is the ideal place to stroll, enjoying...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Wingarten basilica close to Lake Constance

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - Main Route

3-5 days
High Above Tour - Illmensee | © Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e. V.

High Above Tour

3:40 h
Stand up Paddling  | © Surfmax Hard

The lake for active holidaymakers

8 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Doppelzimmer im SEEhotel Friedrichshafen | © SEEhotel Friedrichshafen am Bodensee

VERY Active in SEEhotel Friedrichshafen

7 nights from 778.00 € per person

Around Lake Constance by bike and boat

7 nights from 575.00 € per person

Season opener: spring fever

5 nights from 270.00 € per person

Wirthshof Markdorf: Let your heart go boom

2 nights from 299.00 € 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: 13.50 € 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