on Lake Constance
Constance - the town on the lake is both starting point and destination
During the last ice age, mighty moraines almost cut off Upper Lake Constance from Lower Lake Constance. Only the Seerhein, a stretch of the Rhine, still connects the two bodies of water that make up Lake Constance. Some of the islands on the lake are well known, for example the Flower Island of Mainau, Reichenau, famous for its vegetables, or Lindau, home to the town of the same name. But others remain insider tips.
In most cases, the islands can be easily explored by bicycle, canoe or boat. The nature conservation areas, such as Wollmatinger Ried, the lake with its views of the majestic Alps, and the unique landscapes of the region all offer unspoilt nature and total relaxation
From flowers, fruit and vegetables to crystal-clear water, flavourful local beer, organic meat and fresh fish – there is plenty to enjoy for all the senses in the marvellous landscapes around Lake Constance. The region is particularly blessed with beautiful countryside, in particular on the islands. Local restaurants and cafés are spoilt for choice when it comes to excellent produce, so why not have a taste of what is on offer?
Churches, abbeys and the Council of Constance...
...have left their mark on many of these islands. For many of them, Lake Constance is the source of their energy. You can explore this special region on a wide range of tours starting in Constance.
TIP: You can find plenty of suggestions for island hopping tours here.