Konstanz

Travel Guide
Constance featuring a river or creek and a city

On a city trip to Constance you can easily combine culture and relaxation. This, the largest city on Lake Constance welcomes its guests with unique Alpine views, a historic old town and a wide range of leisure activities.

In the summer months the mild local climate brings a lively Mediterranean atmosphere to Constance with life going on mainly outdoors. The Seerhein divides the city into two parts: the newer districts are on the right bank of the Rhine and on the left bank is the old town of Constance with its oldest part, Niederburg. During your city trip you can wander through the narrow streets with mediaeval buildings housing numerous quaint wine taverns, small galleries and individual shops. Students are a strong influence on the popular district of Paradies: about 16,000 people study at the two universities, one here and one in the Mainauwald forest.

When you're on a mini-break in Constance in summer the lake is tempting for a dip. The ideal place to swim is the open air lake pool on the "Hörnle", the easternmost tip of the Bodanrück peninsula. The promenade fringed with elegant villas stretches from the centre of the city to the district of Petershausen. You can see the harbour of Constance from a distance, because since 1993 Imperia has been there, right at the entrance to the harbour, to greet visitors to the city. This nine metre statue weighing 18 tonnes is the emblem of the city.

Visit Constance Cathedral on your trip. The steeple of this Romanesque basilica ornamented with Gothic features towers over the rooftops of the old town. Once you have climbed the 193 steps of the tower you are rewarded with a sweeping view over the old town, Lake Constance and the neighbouring municipality of Kreuzlingen in Switzerland.

Nature lovers on a city trip to Constance can enjoy the colourful diversity of nature on a short trip to the island of Mainau. This island, also known as "Flower Island", has a wealth of different plants, flowers and trees. As well as guided tours and exhibitions of orchids and dahlias the attractions include wine tasting and children's programmes. One highlight is the butterfly house with more than 120 species of butterfly. You can get on to the island of Mainau by ferry, bus or car.

At Sea Life Constance, right on the shore of the lake, the focus is on the underwater world of the Rhine and Lake Constance. Find out about the course of the Rhine from its source to its mouth at the North Sea in Rotterdam. You can see many rare species of fish at the aquarium, which has over 3,000 animals; and you can also visit the green sea turtles and penguins, watch at feeding time and listen to informative lectures.

Where to stay in Konstanz

B&B Hotel Konstanz
B&B Hotel Konstanz
2 out of 5
Line-Eid-Straße 2, Konstanz, 78467
The price is £102 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Konstanz. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Mainau Island and Kulturzentrum am Münster ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (44 reviews)
"sehr sauber"

Reviewed on 6 May 2022

B&B Hotel Konstanz
Hampton by Hilton Konstanz
Hampton by Hilton Konstanz
3 out of 5
Line-Eid-Strasse 8, Konstanz, BW, 78467
The price is £103 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Konstanz. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a 24-hour fitness centre. Popular attractions Mainau Island and Kulturzentrum am Münster ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (21 reviews)
"Great hotel. Excellent breakfast. Room was nice and clean. The only problem was staff does not speak a lot of English. We had problems at both check-in and check-out with communicating. Also, not enough staff to handle all guests at either check-in or check out. Website leaves a lot to be desired ..."

Reviewed on 12 May 2022

Hampton by Hilton Konstanz
Hotel 47°
Hotel 47°
4 out of 5
Reichenaustr. 17, Konstanz, Baden-Wuerttemberg, 78467
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £166 per night from 8 Jun to 9 Jun
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Konstanz. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (214 reviews)
"Not too far from old city centre and good location along the lake. Nice and quiet location."

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2021

Hotel 47°
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Boardinghouse HOME – adults only – SELF CHECK IN & SELF CHECK OUT
Boardinghouse HOME – adults only – SELF CHECK IN & SELF CHECK OUT
3.5 out of 5
Fürstengutweg 4, Konstanz, BW, 78462
The price is £79 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Konstanz. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a sauna. Our guests praise the overall value and the property ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (409 reviews)
Awesome place💯
"Great location, easy to find, safe parking area, easy check in and out."

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2020

Boardinghouse HOME – adults only – SELF CHECK IN & SELF CHECK OUT
Apartment Hotel Konstanz
Apartment Hotel Konstanz
Steinstr. 21 A, Konstanz, BW, 78467
The price is £110 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this aparthotel in Konstanz. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the WiFi in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (224 reviews)
"Welcoming and helpful staff, far above average standard of cleanliness, airy and spacious rooms, amazing building in s nice location. Delicious breakfast with a lot of choice. Highly recommend!"

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2022

Apartment Hotel Konstanz
Ferienwohnung
Ferienwohnung
Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg
Stay at this apartment in Konstanz. Enjoy breakfast, on-site parking and a garden. Popular attractions Mainau Island and Archaeological Museum of Baden-Wurttemberg ...
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