Constance Lake And Mountain Holidays

Lake Constance, also known as 'Bodensee', is central Europe's third largest lake and borders three countries - Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Lake Constance holidays are perfect for those looking for breath-taking scenery combined with many things to see and do. Whether it's sipping a glass of wine on the shoreline or going that extra mile along the alpine pass, our breaks have something for you. With holidays available in Constance, Lindau and Bregenz, visitors can pick from a multitude of activities whilst enjoying a variety of panoramic lake views.

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The area around the lake is one of the most attractive in Germany with a mild Mediterranean climate and beautiful views of snow-capped mountains and lush vineyards. Lake Constance is a bustling centre for water sports, whilst its shores are home to verdant swaths of vineyards and picturesque towns.

The area is rich in culture too, with countless castles, baroque churches, quaint Old Towns and fascinating museums, whilst pretty villages and many family-friendly attractions are dispersed over the hinterland.

Constance is the largest town in the Lake Constance area and is characterised by the German-Swiss border that crosses through it. The picturesque Old Town has many historic buildings and quaint alleyways and is overlooked by the majestic Münster Cathedral. The city is traditionally engaged in all sorts of cultural activities and with its museums, the theatre and the philharmonic orchestra, Constance has become a high-class cultural centre in the region.

Did you know?

Whilst a massive 180 million cubic metres of drinking water is removed from the lake by numerous treatment systems every year, more still evaporates naturally from this giant reservoir.

Additional Information
Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 1 hour 40 min
  • Zurich Airport: 123km from the city centre; transfer time about 1 hour 30 min
  • Currency: Euro
Where to stay


This hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the city of Konstanz, just a few minutes away from the famous lake.


Apartment Hotel

Housed in a former barrack building, this traditional and attractive hotel provides the perfect base for exploring the city and lake of Konstanz.



Zeppelin Museum

Housed in a former Hafenbahnhof near the eatern end of the lakefront promenade is the Zeppelin Museum. Here you can discover a full-scale mock-up of the Hindenburg, as well as technical and historical insights into the building of these famous aircrafts. 



Measuring 4.5 x 1.5km, Reichenau is the largest island on Lake Constance. Today you can visit the three remaning churches, the orchards, wineries and marshy nature reserve which inhabit the island.



Experience over 1,000 years of history in one building with a trip to Konstanz's stunning sandstone church. Ascend the tower for panaoramic views of the city and lake, or wander the interiors for glimpses of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and baroque styles.

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