Lake Constance

Undiscovered lake region covering 3 countries

Lake Constance is one of the most diverse and interesting lakes in Europe, covering a total area of approx. 220 square miles. The lake enjoys an exceptionally mild climate with palm trees, exotic plants and flowers growing effortlessly. Medieval gardens, ancient monasteries, UNESCO pile dwellings, and Napoleon III previous home name but a few of the gems that don the shores of Lake Constance. Fringed by four countries, Lake Constance in our opinion is central Europe’s best-kept secret.

Ideal for cultured travellers who enjoy sightseeing and relaxation by the lakeside, very few areas compare in variety and scope of attractions and a week’s package holiday simply skims the surface of all you can do here. The whole area is opened up with the use of the Bodensee Card Plus Pass (extra) including the use of the efficient passenger ships and local buses. The large ‘White Fleet’ of lake steamers regularly tour the waters, stopping at a seemingly endless selection of romantic towns and historical sights. There is plenty to discover in this region, with excursions also into Switzerland and further into Austria. Guests can soak up the sun on a lake cruise, enjoy a fresh fish lunch or delicious ice cream in one of the old towns, visit one of the plentiful cultural museums or simply relax in one of the hotel’s terrace or gardens.


Constance is the largest town on the lake and is perfectly situated to explore this beautiful region, just where the river Rhine meets the lake. The town has a fascinating history and a beautiful frescoed traffic-free old town with cobbled streets, brimming with shops, cafés and wine cellars.

Good to know

  • Walk around the historical centre of Constance
  • Mainau, the Flower Island, is a burst of colors off the shore of Lake Constance
  • Explore the history of Meersburg castle
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