Western Lake Constance

From Hegau to Constance
Bodensee

Constance-Bodensee-Hegau

Scattered with historical, cultural and scenic gems, the western region of Lake Constance stretches from the Hegau area across the Untersee to the best-known city on Lake Constance: Konstanz. The region is characterised by volcanic rock, unspoilt landscapes, prehistoric settlements and medieval churches, palaces and castles. For water sports enthusiasts as well as nature and culture lovers, there are numerous leisure activities on offer. The fascinating landscape with reed-covered shores, breathtaking views, orchards and vegetable gardens, gently rolling hills and colourful woods is ideal for hiking and cycling. There is also plenty for culture lovers to enjoy in the lovingly restored old towns, the numerous castles, palaces and churches and the rich museum and artistic landscape. Modern spa and sauna facilities as well as the outstanding, fresh cuisine typical for Lake Constance make a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

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Current weather Western Lake Constance

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Must-dos at Western Lake Constance:

  • travel by boat to the Flower Island Mainau
  • hike along the premium hiking trails (“SeeGang” and “Hegauer Kegelspiel”)
  • taste fresh fish during the whitefish weeks on the Untersee
  • stroll through medieval Stein am Rhein
  • cycle around Reichenau island
  • climb to the top of Konstanz cathedral and visit  Konstanz old town
  • buy vegetables, herbs and fruit direct from farm and go on a picnic
  • marvel at the studios of Hermann Hesse and Otto Dix in Gaienhofen on the Höri Peninsula
  • visit a private garden as part of the Garten-Rendezvous
  • hire a canoe and observe the local bird life
  • enjoy the view from the Arenenberg park and Palace

The right place at the right time of year:

  • Spring tip:
    marvel at the tulips on Mainau Island and draw inspiration along the Untersee artists’ road where Otto Dix, Erich Heckel and many others once set up their easels.

  • Summer tip:
    take a dip at one of the refreshing lidos and glide silently over the Untersee in the futuristic solar ferry HELIO.

  • Autumn tip:
    hike along one of the premium hiking trails and dine on delicious fish during the whitefish weeks by Lake Constance.

  • Winter tip:
    feel the magic of the Konstanz Christmas market right beside the lake and observe the bird life on the Untersee.

Selected attractions at Western Lake Constance

Historische Stadtführung Singen | © Stadt Singen │ Büro Klare

Historical city tour of Singen am Hohentwiel

Charming journey through time - Duchess Hadwig guides you through Singen am Hohentwiel with plenty of humor and charm. Experience the industrial culture and historical town history right at the foot...

MÜHLENWEGMUSEUM, Allensbach at Lake Constance

MühlenwegMuseum Allensbach

Businessman Fritz Mühlenweg (1898– 1961) joined Sven Hedin’s last expedition to eastern Asia in 1927 as accounting officer, and travelled through Mongolia three times before 1932. He wove his...

Die rekonstruierten Pfahlbauten von Wangen | © Museum Fischerhaus

Fischerhaus Museum

Extensive collection from the Neolithic settlements on the Hinterhorn of Wangen.

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

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Fisherman at Lake Constance

Lake Constance Fish Weeks

09. September until 06. October

During the fish weeks, the chefs of restaurants at western Lake Constance serve 3 special course menus. Whitefish, perch and other fish from the lake form the centrepiece of these delicious fish...

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Cross-border flea market in Constance (D) / Kreuzlingen (CH)

15. June until 16. June

24 hours, 9 kilometres, 2 countries, 1 flea market: with over 1,000 stands, the cross-border flea market in Constance (D) / Kreuzlingen (CH) is the largest and most attractive flea market in southern...

Weihnachtliche Stimmung auf der Marktstätte | © MTK | Leo Leister

Lakeside Christmas Market

28. November until 23. December

1.000.000 lights, Christmas ship with 360° panorama bar, around 150 stalls and much more: Constance Winter Magic at the largest Christmas market in the four-country region of Lake Constance....

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Lake Constance Gardens Mainau Island

Lake Constance - A gardener´s paradise

5 days
Das "Eriskircher Ried", Eriskirch | © Gerhard Kersting

Birdwatching at Lake Constance

7 days
Stand up Paddling  | © Surfmax Hard

The lake for active holidaymakers

8 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

Time out with a guaranteed feel-good factor: Hotel Hirschen

3 nights from 479.00 € per person

Gaienhofen: hiking & biking days by Lake Constance

5 nights from 780.00 € per person
Lake Constance gardens: Mainau Island | © Helmuth Scham

Mainau Island - "Once be Mainau gardener ...!"

1-3 days from 250.00 € per person

Contact address

REGIO Konstanz-Bodensee-Hegau e. V., Obere Laube 71, 78462 Constance, Germany