Lake Constance, Germany

Undiscovered lake region covering 3 countries
Constance

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Lake Constance, Art Peice
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Lake Constance, Castle
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Lake Constance, City view
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Lake Constance, Garden
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Lake Constance, Garden
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Lake Constance, Meersburg
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Lake Constance's UNESCO 'Village on Stilts'
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Lake Constance, Lake view with Dockyard
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Lake Constance, Sea view
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Lake Constance, Sea view at Dockyard
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Inghams winner of Best Royal Heritage Tour Operator Award

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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 three 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 Regional Pass including 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 the one of old towns, visit one of the plentiful cultural museums or simply relax in one of the hotel’s terrace or gardens.

 

 

Where to stay

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.

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From
£ 609 per person

Walking

Easy Start with a walk around the historical centre of Constanse with it's beautiful buildings and great history. To go further afield, there are a lots of pleasant walks around many parts of the lake. You can catch a boat, take a stroll or a longer hike before taking the boat back to Constance or Reichenau, possibilities include Unterhildingen to Meersburg 1hr or Friedrickshafen to Immenstaad/Meersburg 2-3hrs

Medium Take the great railway from Rorshach to Heiden then walk to Walzenhausen, around 2 hours, then another quirky little rack railway down to Rheineck, and the boat back to Rorsach. A lovely day

Slightly challenging The more difficult walks are further afield. Walking down from the Pfander Cable Car, or walks around the top of the Santis Cable car

Easy Start with a walk around the historical centre of Constanse with it's beautiful buildings and great history. To go further afield, there are a lots of pleasant walks around many parts of the lake. You can catch a boat, take a stroll or a longer hike before taking the boat back to Constance or Reichenau, possibilities include Unterhildingen to Meersburg 1hr or Friedrickshafen to Immenstaad/Meersburg 2-3hrs

Medium Take the great railway from Rorshach to Heiden then walk to Walzenhausen, around 2 hours, then another quirky little rack railway down to Rheineck, and the boat back to Rorsach. A lovely day

Slightly challenging The more difficult walks are further afield. Walking down from the Pfander Cable Car, or walks around the top of the Santis Cable car

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