premium hiking
on the "Seegang" trail

With breathtaking views, cultural highlights and more than 50 kilometres of excellent hiking, the SeeGang trail is a captivating experience in the north-west of Lake Constance.


High-quality walks such as the SeeGang trail and the paths around the peaks of the Hegau region offer great sights and incredible views of the lake and the Alps. Walkers can set off from various points, including Constance, and discover the region’s natural and cultural treasures – everything from orchards, gorges, volcanoes and forest paths to historical towns, picturesque harbours and dramatic ruins. Along the way, there are many opportunities to have a break and explore the regional cuisine – often right by the lake, and sometimes tucked away. From cosy restaurants and cafés to traditional vintner’s taverns and award-winning cuisine, there is something here for everyone.

Those looking to go further or higher can head off on one of the three long-distance walking routes that pass through Constance. These vary in length from an impressive 2,900km to a mind-blowing 12,000km and can be split into stages. An experience that will stay long in the memory of any keen walker!


Tip: How about a four-course culinary tour across Reichenau Island, or an overnight stay at Germany’s highest winery, Vollmeyers am Hohentwiel? Or maybe a culinary cycle tour across the Höri peninsula with four foodie stops?


Please note: The information on the linked pages is currently only available in German.


  • Browse the SeeGang brochure online as well as a clear hiking folding map for download (top pictures and interesting facts as well as recommendations for premium hiking from Constance).
  • Visit the tour portal with suggestions, tips, restaurants along the trail and much more
  • Click here to book a carefree walking package along the SeeGang trail from Constance to Überlingen, including luggage transfer and overnight stay in hiking-friendly hotels.
Premium hiking trail / Premiumwanderweg SeeGang | AG SeeGang | 2018
SeeGang - from Constance to Überlingen in four days / SeeGang - in vier Tagen von Konstanz nach Überlingen | Entdecke Deutschland | 2020
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  • Seegang trail

    Four stages across more than 50 kilometres promise walking at its best. The SeeGang trail will engage all your senses, offering customisable routes, great sightseeing and breathtaking views of Lake Constance and the Alps. The sensational SeeGang trail, awarded the German Institute of Hiking’s seal of quality for premium walking trails, connects Constance and Überlingen. Enjoy a memorable experience of local nature and culture as you discover orchards, dramatic ruins, gorges, forest paths, historical towns and much more besides. Along the way, there are many opportunities to have a break and enjoy the regional cuisine – often right by the lake. From cosy restaurants and cafés to traditional wine taverns and award-winning cuisine, there is something here for everyone.

  • Constance is the vibrant centre of the region where Germany borders Austria, Switzerland and Licéchtenstein, and is situated right on the lake against the backdrop of the mighty Alps. The charming alleys of its historical old quarter are home to more than 400 stores, and the diverse culinary scene offers something for everyone. There is a wide range of leisure activities to discover, including pleasure cruises on the lakem and a varied programme of events to enjoy. Several monuments and buildigs, such as the Imperia statue and the Hus stone, are reminders of the Council of Constance that took place 600 years ago, and visitors of all ages can explore its history on a memorable guided tour...

  • Constance's idyllic suburbs of Dingelsdorf, Litzelstetten & Dettingen-Wallhausen bring you closer to nature. Situated right by the lake and surrounded by countryside, these areas offer leisure pursuits for visitors of all ages. From sailing, windsurfing and swimming to walking and cycling, there are plenty of exciting activities and unusual accommodation to choose from, for example at the Campsite Klausenhorn, a four-star campsite. Here, walkers and their families can overnight in ‘stork’s nests’ or in traditional barrel huts, which have their roots in medieval times. 

  • Constance has been part of the E-paths network since the foundation of the European Ramblers’ Association in 1969 and the opening of the E1 and E5 routes in 1972. Routes E1, E4 and E5 intersect with the city and carry on to Austria, Switzerland and Italy. The E-paths now link the North Cape in Norway with Crete, and the French Atlantic coast with the Black Sea. Created over the last 50 years, there are now twelve long-distance walking routes with a total length of 60,000km. Along the way, they cross rapid rivers and wild mountains, and pass through verdant valleys and vibrant towns and cities. They have been conceived to connect countries and people, and to provide a way to look beyond one’s own horizons.

    E1: From the North Cape via Lake Constance and the Gotthard Pass to Italy

    Total length 7,000km: North Cape (N) – Gothenburg (S) – Aarhus (DK) – Constance (D) – Lugano (CH) – Genoa (I) – Salerno (I). Of which 1,772km through Germany: Flensburg – Hamburg – Westerwald forest – Heidelberg – Odenwald forest – Lake Titisee – Constance

    Option through Constance: Pforzheim – Lake Titisee – Constance – Kreuzlingen – Lake Zurich – Rapperswil – Schwyz

    E4: From Gibraltar across the Pyrenees and Lake Balaton to Crete and Cyprus

    Total length 12,000km: Tarifa (E) – Grenoble (F) – St-Cergue (CH) – Budapest (H) – Belgrade (SRB) – Sofia (BG) – Lanaca(CY); of which 472km in Germany: Rindalphorn – Füssen – Lake Tegernsee – Bad Reichenhall.

    Option through Constance: Stein am Rhein – Kreuzlingen/Constance – Arbon – Rheineck

    E5: From Brittany to Lake Constance, and across the Swiss Alps to Verona

    Total length 2,900km: Pointe du Raz (F) – Fontainebleau (F) – Kreuzlingen/Constance (CH) – Bregenz (A) – Verona (I); of which 48km in Germany: Sonthofen – Oberstdorf – Allgäu Alps

    Option from Constance: Constance – Oberstdorf – Merano/Bolzano – Verona. 31 stages and 14 variations.