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Lake Constance lies between Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is 63 km long, right on the border of all three countries, situated in the Alpine foothills and fed by the river Rhine.

Around the lake there are numerous holiday resorts. In summer domestics and tourists meet on the shore to sunbathe and enjoy the cool water.

Windsurfing and sailing are high on the agenda, as are hiking and cycling in picturesquely beautiful surroundings. Try out the following experience to have an unforgettable stay. 

5 Unforgettable Experiences on Lake Constance

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Sea Life Konstanz

Our Pick for Families

While there are aquariums in almost every city, Sea Life Konstanz is something special. Germany’s largest aquarium, this is a beuatiful underwater zoo full of sea turtles, jellyfish, sharks and many other fascinating creatures.

Every year there are new themed worlds to discover, so there is plenty of variety. The Sea Life Centres have also dedicated themselves to animal protection and the rescue of endangered species.

There is an in-house bistro with a terrace and lake view where you can grab a coffee, a cold drink and some delicious German cuisine befor continuing onto explore the Alps’ most beautiful lake.

The Scenic City of Lindau

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Lindau is a Bavarian town on the shore of Lake Constance. It is primarily known for its picturesque “Altstadtinsel” (old town island).

In the harbor you meet the old Lindau Lighthouse and the Bavarian Lion, both made of rough grey stone. And you enjoy a wonderful view of the lake with the snowy (in winter!) mountains in the background.

If you do happen to be traveling in winter, and the weather turns wet and cold out, the city of Lindau has its own casino with live games like roulette and poker (Spielbank Lindau). 

German games may differ in terms of rules, style, and casino ettiquite though, so you can practice online for a few intense lessons before you go. Or if you’re missing the way they play games back home, there are plenty of online portals you can use to find the best digital venues for online gaming in your home country, whether that’s Thailand, or Australia.

 In December, the Lindauer Hafenweihnacht awaits you, a special kind of Christmas market on the sea promenade.

Mainau Island

Visit the Paradise of Colorful Flower

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On Mainau Island gifted gardeners have made a great effort and created a true flower paradise. More than 11,000 dahlias grow there, plus over a hundred species of roses, million of tulips and nearly all sorts of European spring flowers.

And there are many additional botanical highlights that will surprise you.

Don’t forget to visit the tropical butterfly house and admire the great variety of the world’s most beautiful insects. Afterwards, walk through the herb garden and learn more about the aromatic and medical plants.


For Wine, Medieval History, and Thermal Baths

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Meersburg is another town situated directly at the lake. It is surrounded by beautiful vineyards and has a very well-preserved medieval castle with a museum.

Nearby there is the so-called New Castle with its baroque architecture and artistic frescoes. The old town exudes a special charm: Sit down in a café and let the atmosphere take its effect on you!

In Meersburg you also find the Meersburg Therme, you can reach these thermal baths by foot. Not only does a great sauna area await you there, but also various wellness treatments.

The outdoor pool is the highlight of this location, because you can bath in warm water there while enjoying the panoramic view on the lake and the Swiss Alps.

The Zeppelin Museum

For a Look Back in Time


In Friedrichshafen, the Zeppelin Museum combines vivid information about air travel with several hundred years of art history. Zeppelins were large, long-range airships with a metal frame. They were a symbol of German pride before the war.

Learn all about the development of zeppelins, enjoy the multimedia stations and experience how the technology really works. Have a look at the exhibited works of word-famous German artists like Erich Heckel, Max Ackermann and Otto Dix.

The highlight of this location is undoubtedly the reconstruction of the former Hindenburg zeppelin that went up in flames in the year 1937. You can stroll through its social rooms and visit the promenade deck created in a perfect Bauhaus design.

Also, it’s possible to walk into the original passenger cabins with its toilet facilities and washbasins. Get the feeling how it was like to travel in a luxurious airship of the 1930s. This museum partially works like a time machine!

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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