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 experiences on the German shores of Lake Constance

UNESCO Fundstelle Unteruhldingen-Stollenwiesen © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege | © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

UNESCO Site Unteruhldingen-Stollenwiesen

The station discovered around 1864 lies immediately before the local situation of Unteruhldingen and extends south of the Ostmole. It lies on a alluvial cone of the Seefeld Aach and represents the...

Ferry between Friedrichshafen and Romanshorn at Lake Constance

Lake Constance ferry Friedrichshafen - Romanshorn

The most beautiful connection between the German and the Swiss shore of Lake Constance is the ferry that runs between Friedrichshafen and Romanshorn. The 41-minute crossing is always a...

Guided city tour in Meersburg at Lake Constance

Guided tour of Meersburg

Enjoy a guide tour through the historic old town with all its romantic alleys and corners. You will gain an insight into the history of the town, including a visit to the palace church.

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

Tettnang Christmas Market

Tettnang Castle Christmas

30. November until 09. December

Experience the unique ambience and charming Christmas market in the New Castle Tettnang that invites the whole family to stay and enjoy the holiday spirit like the royalty of yesteryear.

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

Uhldinger Harbor Festival

20. July until 22. 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...

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

Autumn food festival by Lake Constance – in and around Lindau

12. October until 26. October

The Gourmet autumn event is located in the heart of the largest fruit growing region in Bavaria. Come and enjoy autumn at harvest time with all your senses. Smell the fragrance of ripe apples in the...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Experience the classics by bicycle

1 day
Überlingen at Lake Constance with view of the Alps

Lake Constance Highlights

6-7 days
Das "Eriskircher Ried", Eriskirch | © Gerhard Kersting

Birdwatching at Lake Constace

6 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Around Lake Constance by bike and boat

7 nights from €475.00 per person

Winter magic at Hotel City Krone

2 nights from €119.00 per person

Garden bicycle tour at Lake Constance

6 days from €499.00 per person

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Salem Castle

Salem Wine Stories

Individual: €13.50 per person
Wine tasting in the GenussWerkstatt

Winemaker’s Feast Table

Individual: €79.00 per person
Cheese fondue in the GenussWerkstatt

Original Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tasting

Individual: €49.00 per person

Contact address

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