Looking for a real challenge? Walk across three different countries along the Lake Constance circular trail.
The 270 km hiking route passes three national borders. For a complete tour by foot you definetely need to plan more days as on a bike tour. Skilled walkers should spend at least 8-10 days. Who, on the other hand, wants to visit the numberless attractions, have some rest along the lake shore or enjoy the spas and thermes, should remain at least two weeks.
Around the lake there are world-class museums, castle and gardens, funiculars and all sorts of lidos. Among them you can discover the real classics, such as the Flower Island Mainau or the Zeppelin Museum and the UNESCO World Heritage sites. We suggest taking enough time to enjoy them!
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The Marienschlucht Gorge, between Bodman-Ludwigshafen and the district of Allensbach is closed until further notice due to landslide risk.
Sturdy shoes and enough time.
More information about Lake Constance Region: www.bodensee.eu
It is recommended to book in advance especially during summer.
Lake Constance lies in the heart of Europe. Many motorways lead here directly: The A81 and A96 in Germany, A14 in Austria, A1, A4, A7 and A13 in Switzerland. Caution: on the motorways in Austria and Switzerland a tax sticker (“Vignette”) is required. Lake Constance can be reached by direct connections from many cities: from Karlsruhe, Munich and Stuttgart in Germany. From Zurich, Basel and Innsbruck in Switzerland and Austria. Lots of long distance bus lines offer direct connections from numerous European cities to e.g. Constance, Friedrichshafen, Lindau, Bregenz and St. Gallen.
Parking in the city centre of Constance is weekends particularly difficult. Outside the city centre there are lots of parking facilities.