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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amount of rainfall
0.1 l/m²
hours of sunshine
12h 12min
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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

UNESCO Fundstelle Konstanz Hinterhausen © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege | © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

UNESCO Site Konstanz Hinterhausen

The extensive pile field and the spectrum of artifacts discovered point to a comprehensive settlement history on the north shore of Constance harbor, first discovered in 1859. Of particular import...

Guided tour of Radolfzell

Join a tour following the trail of “Radolf” Dating back almost 1,200 years, Radolfzell am Bodensee is one of the oldest settlements in the Lake Constance area. In 826, Bishop Radolf of Verona...

Urban Museum and Gallery, Engen close to Lake Constance

Urban Museum and Gallery, Engen

The Urban Museum and Gallery has earned an excellent reputation beyond the region with its archaeology department, urban history, religious art and various art exhibitions. The entire family will...

Selected events at Western Lake Constance

Traditional festival in Radolfzell at Lake Constance

Folk Festival in Radolfzell

17. July until 20. July

The Hausherrenfest in Radolfzell, which was originally of a purely Christian nature, has developed over the years into a festival that now includes many secular aspects. Together with the Radolfzell...

Top event
Segelregatta Internationale Bodenseewoche (c) Schwelle | © Dagmar Schwelle

International Lake Constance Week

09. June until 12. June

For four days, the historic old town harbour in Konstanz provides the perfect backdrop for one of the oldest and most important water sports events from Kiel to Genoa. In the more than 100-year-old...

Reichenauer Wein- und Fischerfest | © Verkehrsverein Reichenau e.V. / Joachim Sauer

Reichenau Wine and Fish Festival

The popular 42nd annual wine and fishermen's festival is located at the Herrenbrücke Marina directly on the lake. The Wine and Fisherman's Festival has long been one of the most popular wine...

Selected tours at Western Lake Constance

Island hopping on Lake Constance

6 days
Meersburg New Palace at Lake Constance

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - South Route

6-8 days
Steamship Hohentwiel

The story of mobility at Lake Constance

7 days

Selected holiday offers at Western Lake Constance

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

3 nights from 430.00 € per person

Spring & autumn magic 4 = 5

5 nights from 607.00 € per person

Gaienhofen: hiking & biking days by Lake Constance

5 nights from 704.00 € per person

Contact address

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