Visitors to Constance and the region can unwind at one of the many cosy cafés, wine taverns and restaurants serving local cuisine. Discover the town and its markets, explore the lake and the stunning countryside, let your hair down at festivals and events, and treat your taste buds to local wine, fish and vegetables…
The historical old quarter with its charming alleys and facades and the harbour with its sensational views of the lake and the Alps are a must-see at any time of year. Constance has around 300 restaurants and cafés, serving everything from traditional German to international and exotic cuisine, and many quaint wine taverns, especially in Niederburg, the town’s oldest quarter. They are the perfect place to enjoy the region’s culinary riches.. MORE
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?
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. You can set off on the walks from various starting 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. MORE
There’s never a dull moment on a cruise on Lake Constance, for example on one of the new culinary trips. Whether its gin, whisky, craft beer or wine tasting, or buffet, cocktail or brunch cruises, there is something for everyone to enjoy – including events dedicated to Swiss fondue or the Höri-Bülle, the red onion typical of the region. MORE
A paradise for food lovers – the vegetable stalls, farm shops and general and delicatessen markets will delight anyone who loves fresh produce. Here you can embark on a whistle-stop tour of local culinary treasures. Throughout the year, the region’s markets promise a feast for the senses. The Konschtanzer Schätze market, for example, offers delicatessen, live music and fairtrade products. On market days, the stalls sell fresh produce from the region. And in winter, the delicious aromas of the Christmas markets – held right by the water – attract visitors in droves. MORE
Visitors with a sweet tooth should head to Radolfzeller Schokoladenmarkt to indulge in their love of chocolate. If you enjoy watching chefs in action, then Allensbacher Wochenmarkt is not to be missed. And if you’re not an early riser, an evening visit to Radolfzeller Abendmarkt will be right up your street.
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Festival season is the perfect time to indulge. There is the Reichenau Wine and Fish Festival, the Radolfzell herb market, the Sichelhenke festival in Bohlingen, as well as traditional thanksgiving events in the Hegau region and wine festivals in Constance and Berlingen – the list goes on and on. Soak up the mediterranean feel and join the locals in a glass of wine and classic regional cuisine such as the pizza-like dünnele or cheesy kässpätzle noodles. The Felchenwochen, an autumnal celebration of local fish, the ‘diner en blanc’ along the promenade in Radolfzell and events run by local chefs round off the programme. Constance and the surrounding region are worth a visit at any time of year, so why not come and indulge your senses? MORE
Lake Constance and the surrounding orchards and fields produce fresh ingredients of the highest quality, right on the doorstep of the local chefs. Herbs, tomatoes, apples and freshly caught fish are among the treasures on offer. And all year round you’ll find something to enjoy: great wines and indulgent sweets, produce from Reichenau Island, food menus featuring local blossoms on Mainau Island, Swiss cheese and the Höri-Bülle, the red onion typical of the region. The culinary choice ranges from award-winning cuisine and slow food to regional delicatessen and traditional rustic fare... MORE
Here you can find a selection of culinary specialities in Constance.