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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Current weather The German shore of Lake Constance

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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

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...

Lake Constance car ferry Constance - Meersburg

If you want to go to Constance or from there to Meersburg, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Alps and the island of Mainau on the car ferry. The boat connection is the most convenient way to...

Schloss Messkirch

Meßkirch Palace

Built in the Renaissance style by the Counts of Zimmern in 1557, Meßkirch Palace is one of the first four-wing structures north of the Alps. You will see Germany’s oldest Renaissance hall (31...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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...

Lindau Harbor Christmas

28. November until 22. December

A festive Christmas wonderland awaits you on Lindau Island. Nowhere can Christmas market fans find their heart's desire in such a relaxed manner and nowhere is the scenery more romantic: on the very...

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Il Gusto Barocco

29. September 2024 until 27. May 2025

As a think tank, the ensemble brings together instrumental virtuosos from the Basel School under the direction of maestro al harpsichord Jörg Halubek. Their long-standing musical familiarity enables...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Connoisseur Tour along the Swabian See | © Schwäbischer Bodensee

Connoisseur Tour along the Swabian See

2:15 h
Hops Loop | © Tourist Information Tettnang

Hops Loop - from Tettnang to Lake Constance

3:00 h
High Above Tour - Illmensee | © Bodensee-Linzgau Tourismus e. V.

High Above Tour

3:40 h

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 860.00 € per person

Wirthshof Markdorf: Let your heart go boom

2 nights from 579.00 € 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