Nestled away in the northern region of the country, the magnificent Lake Constance is shared between Switzerland, Germany and Austria. At an incredible 536 square kilometres, this vast lake is perfect for relaxing walking trails and cycling routes, as well as exhilarating watersports.
With many small islands dotted throughout, you’re never short of exciting activities, especially if you revel in the thrill of exploring. Lake Constance is especially popular in the summer months with its mild climate and a variety of water sports on offer, including sailing and fishing. A gorgeous landscape of thick green trees and the historic buildings make for a picturesque view that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. There are many popular resort towns dotted along the shoreline of Lake Constance, offering you the opportunity for a delightful lakeside lunch in the sun.
Lake Constance cruises
For another way to enjoy Lake Constance, depart on a scenic cruise. Start at Romanshorn and end up at Kreuzlingen, a breathtaking trip that takes just over an hour.
Foodies will absolutely love the Sunday brunch aboard the MS Säntis, a 60-year old motor vessel that’s been fully restored. In the summer, an unforgettable Full Moon Cruise takes you out on the clear water at night, accompanied by a mouth-watering barbecue buffet.
Lake Constance resorts
St. Gallen is near to the idyllic Lake Constance, being just a short bus ride away. Dating way back to the 7th century, it’s a town steeped in history and culture. Visit the Abbey - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - and soak in the amazingly coloured oriel windows in the centre of the Old Town.
Appenzell is another favourite resort within easy reach of Lake Constance. This traditional town oozes historic charm and is surrounded by stunning mountains with popular walking trails and unforgettable views.