Surroundings & excursions

Fascinating Lake Constance

The surrounding region is well worth exploring,
for example the city of Konstanz in Switzerland and the festival city of Bregenz.
There are also countless opportunities for leisure pursuits including sailing, cycle touring, tennis and golf...

We have put together a selection of excursions and
sights in our region for your convenience.


  • Hiking

    There are countless hiking routes in the nearby mountains. Whether you choose to explore the Säntis or Pfänder peaks or the Hegau mountains – nature enthusiasts will truly be in their element here!

    Säntis (CH - Schwägalp)
    Pfänder (AT - Bregenz)


    You can enjoy the Affenberg open-air monkey enclosure and its residents on a circular trail: Here over 200 Barbary macaques roam free in a 20-hectare stretch of woodland.

    A highlight for visitors of all ages is feeding the monkeys with free popcorn.

    Mendlishauser Hof
    88682 Salem


    The Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen offers a unique experience:

    it houses the most extensive collection in the world dedicated to the history and technology of Zeppelin airship travel.

    Seestraße 22
    88045 Friedrichshafen

  • Friedrichshafen

    The Zeppelin Town. Enjoy shopping and museums or a visit to a trade show - the grounds are just a few kilometres from the town.

    Stroll through the streets or enjoy dining and drinking on the banks of the lake in an authentic Mediterranean ambience.


    Hauptstraße 2
    88048 Friedrichshafen

  • Konstanz

    By car ferry, by bike or on foot: Konstanz across Lake Constance can be reached in a matter of minutes.

    Here numerous sights and events and great shopping facilities await the visitor. Discover Konstanz with its lovely corners and squares.

  • Lindau

    The island in Lake Constance with a famous harbour entrance. The setting is unique:

    a historic island with its own distinct charm, surrounded by a crystal clear lake and lush green countryside. And all set against a stunning backdrop of often snow-capped mountains.


    The new leisure sport for everyone. The free and easy way of playing golf allows you to exercise and have fun without any prior experience. Have a great time playing a round of Swingolf with a stunning view of Lake Constance and the Alps.

    Wendlingen 31
    88693 Deggenhausertal

  • Immenstaad

    Enjoy your free time right by the lake. Whether you want to take a relaxing stroll, stopping off at a café, hire a canoe, play pirate golf or enjoy a boat trip:

    Immenstaad is sure to inspire you with its setting and pleasant atmosphere!


    Want to arrive for and return from your Lake Constance holiday with the minimum of fuss yet not do without a bike?

    We offer over 80 modern and very well maintained cycles for both sexes!

    Huberts Radvermietung
    Langbrühl 4
    D-88709 Hagnau


    Discover Lake Constance by Segway: you can explore the towns of Friedrichshafen, Immenstaad and Meersburg.

    Guided segway tours are a great way of exploring the lake’s attractions speedily and in comfort.

    sightSee GmbH
    Hadwigstraße 20
    88046 Friedrichshafen

  • Dornier Museum

    Experience the exciting history of aviation and aerospace:

    for technology enthusiasts, history buffs, families and aviation aficionados.

    Dornier Museum
    Claude-Dornier-Platz 1
    88046 Friedrichshafen

  • Rav. Spieleland

    Adventure, fun and action for all the family!

    Over 70 attractions and eight theme worlds (inc. the Kaleidoscope of Fun and Games) are waiting to be discovered.

    Ravensburger Spieleland
    Am Hangenwald 1
    D-88074 Meckenbeuren


    A unique journey back in time through 100 years of town and country life.

    An unforgettable experience for the entire family with 350 cars, motorcycles and tractors on display.

    Gebhardsweiler 1
    88690 Uhldingen-Mühlhofen


    Experience a wide variety of fascinating reptiles from several continents.

    Observe poisonous and non-venomous exhibits as part of a tour, during feeding or on your own.

    Ehbachstrasse 4
    88690 Uhldingen

  • Basilica of Birnau

    In a picturesque setting above the vineyards of Lake Constance between Überlingen and Uhldingen, and visible for miles around, rises the majestic Marian pilgrimage church of Birnau. It’s well worth paying a visit!

    Zisterzienser Priorat Birnau
    Birnau-Maurach 5
    88690 Uhldingen-Mühlhofen

  • Lake Dwellings

    An open-air archaeological museum in Unteruhldingen.
    Discover exciting archaeological discoveries and reconstructions of lake dwellings from the Stone and Bronze Ages.

    Pfahlbau Museum
    Strandpromenade 6
    88690 Uhldingen-Mühlhofen

  • Meersburg

    Meersburg has so much to offer!

    You can walk along medieval streets, visit art galleries or simply relax and unwind. 

    Kirchstraße 4
    88709 Meersburg

  • Rhine Falls

    The Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfalls, are situated close to the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.

    Viewing platforms on both banks of the Rhine offering a superb view of this natural spectacle can be reached via well-maintained paths.

  • Flower Island Mainau

    Take a boat to the Flower Island of Mainau, whose attractions include a baroque palace, a palm house, a butterfly house and seasonal gardens.

    Online timetable for Bodensee-Schifffahrt (BSB):

  • Reichenau Island

    The island of Reichenau is a UNESCO World Heritage site and boasts an attractive combination of nature and culture. A long causeway lined with poplars connects the island with the mainland. Extending on both sides of this causeway is the Wollmatinger Ried, the largest wetland nature reserve on the German shore of Lake Constance.


    Salem Monastery is one of the loveliest cultural heritage sites in the Lake Constance region.

    The impressive complex combines the Medieval and Baroque eras - you can explore their influences in the lovely court garden.

    Salem Monastery and Palace
    88682 Salem