Holidays to Lake Constance
If you cannot decide between Austria, Germany and Switzerland as a holiday destination, simply visit all three while you are visiting Lake Constance. The lake borders the three countries on a stretch of almost 63 kilometres. The character of the area is dominated by breathtakingly beautiful mountain panoramas, lively villages and cosy beaches which are perfect for water sports and sun bathing.
Be sure to visit the largest city on the lake, Constance, with its rustic old town and numerous attractions. Make the acquaintance of enchanting underwater creatures in Sea Life Constance and marvel at the venerable beauty of the Muenster in Constance. Visit the picturesque harbour of Constance and take a boat trip to the castles and gardens on the island of Mainau.
Across from the city lies the pretty town of Meersburg which is dominated by its impressive old castle. Climb the hill and discover the stories told by the round towers and ancient walls. Allegedly, this castle was built in the 7th century.
Be sure to also visit Lindau which invites visitors with a wonderful island. The city museum is a great source of information about the history of Germany and a climb up the lighthouse opens up magnificent views of the lake.
You can rent a boat and cruise around the lake. The backdrop of the Alps is incredible. If you prefer being on land, you can cycle around the lake or simply find a nice beach to catch some sun and swim.
There are several options of getting to Lake Constance. Visitors can fly to Friedrichshafen or Altenrhein to have the lake at the tip of your fingers. Or you can choose to arrive in Zurich which is well-connected to most major European cities. Most of the cities along the lake are connected via rail.
The most popular season along the lake is summer when people come to relax at the beaches and swim in the crystal water. If you prefer some peace and quiet, plan a trip for spring or autumn. In autumn, the colourful leaves turn nature into a picturesque sea of colours. Feel like visiting Lake Constance? Did you know that booking a flight + hotel with Expedia will save you quite a bit of money?