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

Old Castle in Meersburg at Lake Constance

Old Castle in Meersburg

Anyone who crosses the drawbridge and walks through the heavy entrance door to Meersburg Castle finds themselves plunged into the fascinating world of bygone times. The castle looks back on more than...

Montfort Castle – ascent of the tower

One of the most attractive castles around Lake Constance, Montfort Castle is the emblematic landmark of Langenargen. From the tower, visitors enjoy fascinating views over the lake, the Swiss Alps,...

Aerial view of Überlingen at Lake Constance

Guided tour of Überlingen

On a tour through the historic old town you will discover Überlingen's most important sights and hear all about the fascinating, turbolent history of the former free imperial city. Highlights of the...

Selected events on the German shores of Lake Constance

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Historic wood sawing days in the CAR & TRACTOR MUSEUM

13. October until 14. October

Experience 100 year old chainsaws in action. Learn how logs were cut from tree trunks by hand and with gang saws 80 years ago. Follow the exhausting work of freelance sawyers, who moved from house to...

© Kulturamt Lindau | Photo: Wolfgang Schneider

Lindau Harbor Christmas Market

22. November until 16. December

There are many Christmas markets, but only one Harbor Christmas market in Lindau. Relaxed. Romantic. Atmospheric. With dramatic alpine scenery as your backdrop directly on the lakeside promenade.

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Kulturufer Friedrichshafen

26. July until 04. August

A colourful festival with well over 200 artists from every discipline – actors, dancers, musicians, cabaret artists, acrobats and clowns. These are the town's guests for the ten days of events in...

Selected tours on the German shores of Lake Constance

Aerial view of Überlingen at Lake Constance in autumn

Pure culture

1 day

Experience the classics by bicycle

1 day

Upper Swabian Baroque Road - Western Route

2-3 days

Selected holiday offers on the German shores of Lake Constance

Wirthshof Markdorf: Let your heart go boom

2 nights from €219.00 per person

Winter magic at Hotel City Krone

2 nights from €119.00 per person

Season opener: spring fever

5 nights from €255.00 per person

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Wine tasting in the GenussWerkstatt

Winemaker’s Feast Table

Individual: €79.00 per person
Wine tasting at the Pulverturm

CHEESE meets WINE in the Historic Powder Tower

Individual: €79.00 per person
Wine tasting in the GenussWerkstatt

Lake Constance Winery Tour

Contact address

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