Lake Constance map of attractions

Last Updated on July 27, 2022

Lake Constance (Bodensee) is one of the most favorite places of vacation. And this is its main drawback for everyone who wants to relax. For those who are not disturbed by the crowds of walking, skating, swimming and eating, there are a lot of advantages: clean water, equipped beaches and warm pools, water sports and entertainment, numerous asphalt roads for pedestrians and cyclists along the shore and between vineyards, delicious food, fresh trout from the lake, finally enough attractions if everything else gets bored.

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Maps nearby:
North – Swabian Alb
East – Allgäu
South-East – From Bregenz to Innsbruck
West – Along the Rhine, South and High Black Forest

Lake Constance is shared by Germany, Austria and Switzerland. However, Austria owns a small stretch of the coast where Bregenz is located. Most of the sights and interesting towns are concentrated on the northern coast.

Switzerland got Stein am Rhine, Rhine Falls. Everything else is not near the shore. In Austria, Bregenz and the cable car from it to the nearest mountain are noteworthy. Everything else (and these are mainly cable cars to steep mountains) is more difficult and longer to get to.

Lower part of Lake Constance

Bodensee Karte / Lake Constance map
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Everything important that you can see in the region – with notes and links.

  • 1 – top
  • 2 – very good, although not so well known
  • 3 – good for a short vacation or a layover. Several medium-level interesting places
  • 4 – local or specific, not for everyone

Marks without brackets – I was there. With brackets – I wasn’t there. Of course, the notes are subjective. The maps can be enlarged.

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1. Singen

Castle ruins Hohentville (link).

1 – Waterfall, (3 – town)
2. Schaffhausen

Rhine Fall. Next to the waterfall – climbing forest and a miniature train model.

Rhine Waterfall

The city itself has a small historical center and a small castle.

Rheinfall

(3/4)
3. Diessenhofen

A small town on the Rhine with a historic center and a covered bridge.

1
4. Stein-am-Rhein

This little town probably doesn’t need advertising, everyone knows its painted houses.

Stein-am-Rhein

Stein am Rhein

3
5. Island Reichenau

There was an old and powerful monastery on the island. There are still some old churches left.

More details here

3/4
6. Wild- und Freizeitpark Allensbach

Two parts: animals (deer, wild boar, etc.) and simple attractions (link). The park isn’t bad, but it’s a little annoying to be charged extra money for small attractions.

Sights for children – see here

3
7. Konstanz

Historic center, old church, thermal baths.

More details about Konstanz

1/3 (depending on the seasons)
8. Island Mainau

Flower park, butterfly house and large playground (link).

About Island Mainau

Bodensee Mainau

(3/4)
9. Marienschlucht

A gorge on the other side of Lake Überlingen.

4
10. Überlingen

Small historical center, thermal bath. The city is a pleasant and comfortable place to stay and a starting point. If you live in another place you don’t have to visit it specifically, but the thermal bath is very good.

More details about sights around Überlingen.

Bodensee

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11. Baroque Church in Birnau

Bodensee Birnau

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12. Bodensee Zoo (Haustierhof Reutemühle)

A zoo with local and exotic animals (link). The animal park is small, but there are a lot of animals and some of them are unusual (for example, when was the last time you saw chipmunks?).

Sights for children – see here

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13. Salem

Monastery (link) and monkey zoo Affenberg (link).

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14. Uhldingen

Reptile house,
pile dwelling museum (link) – reconstruction of prehistoric houses on stilts,
traktor museum (link).

1
15. Meersburg

Small castle, picturesque old town, thermal baths.

More details – about Meersburg

Bodensee Meersburg

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16. Friedrichhafen

Zeppelin Museum, Dornier Museum (Flugzeuge)

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17. Freizeitpark Connyland

Amusement park with attractions in Switzerland. There used to be dolphins, but after several animals died, a law was passed banning the keeping of dolphins, so the park was converted to seals.

Ravensburg und der obere Teil des Bodensees

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18. Bad Waldsee

Historic center between two lakes, thermal baths, Hymer Caravan Museum, Spätzle Museum, oil mill museum.

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19. Ravensburg

Old town with numerous towers.

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20. Freizeitpark Ravensburger Spieleland

Attractions, main target group – approx. 6-12 years old.

2/3
21. Lindau

Old town with a picturesque harbor. I would say rather undeservedly popular. The harbor is beautiful, but everything else is not very interesting.

More details about Lindau

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22. Bregenz

Old town (not on Lake, but further, on a hill), cable car.

More details here.

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23. “Hunderwasser’s” market

A Markthalle Altenrhein is built according to “Hundertwasser’s idea”, not by himself.

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24. Sankt-Gallen

Abbey, old town.

more about Sankt-Gallen.

Sankt Gallen

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