The German shore of Lake Constance

from Lindau to Stockach
Hagnau at Lake Constance

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

Moorlands in the Pfrunger-Burgweiler peatlands with their nature conservation centre close to Lake Constance

Pfrunger-Burgweiler peatlands with their nature conservation centre

A visit to the Prunger-Burgweiler peatlands is a chance to switch off, take a deep breath and recharge your batteries! Listen to the lively chirping of about 210 different species of bird as you...

Adventure golf in the Seepark Linzgau close to Lake Constance

Seepark Linzgau

With its design, flair and spacious outdoor areas, the Seepark Linzgau is the perfect year-round destination for the entire family. Attractive walks, a water adventure park, play areas for kids to...

UNESCO Fundstelle Sipplingen Osthafen © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege | © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

UNESCO Site Sipplingen Osthafen

The site was discovered in 1864/65 and is considered one of the largest and best preserved prehistoric settlements on Lake Constance. It is located in a unique settlement chamber, the Sipplinger...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Weihnachtsmarkt in Überlingen | © Überlingen Marketing und Tourismus GmbH

Überlinger "WinterMagic"

15. November 2021 until 09. January 2022

At Überlingen's "WinterMagic", the pre-Christmas atmosphere is celebrated extensively in the former Free Imperial City. The old town is transformed into a particularly festively lit and decorated...

Vines at Lake Constance

International Müller-Thurgau Prize

07. July

Each year hundreds of wines from the Müller-Thurgau grape variety are evaluated by experienced wine experts in a blind tasting. The winners are ceremonially honoured in the Hall of Mirrors of the...

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

Autumn on Lake Constance

09. October until 30. 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 two weeks. Lindau, Wasserburg, Nonnenhorn and Bodolz and...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Whitefish at Lake Constance

Culinary pleasure tour at Lake Constance

6-7 days
Baroque church close to Lake Constance

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - Eastern Route

1 day
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

Wirthshof Markdorf: Let your heart go boom

2 nights from 219.00 € per person
Arenenberg close to Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance with Inghams (UK)

7 nights
Doppelzimmer im SEEhotel Friedrichshafen | © SEEhotel Friedrichshafen am Bodensee

VERY Active in SEEhotel Friedrichshafen

7 nights from 757.00 € per person

Bookable experiences on the German shores of Lake Constance

Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: 13.50 € per person
Floating Meersburg | © Naturheilpraxis & Floating Weyers

Float room for two

Group: 109.00 € per group

Contact address

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