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KonstanzGermany

Enjoy an enticing blend of atmospheric historical sights, exciting watersports and pretty lakeside scenery in a city that combines them all.

historic old town is a picturesque array of colorful churches, town houses and halls. Outside of the city center, the region of Constance stretches along the lake peninsula and features nature reserves and island castles. Spend lazy days by the lake, wander historical streets and visit charming museums.

Get a sense of Constance’s rich history in Niederburg, the historic old town. Not only was Constance the religious center of its diocese until 1827, but it was also a booming trade town in the Middle Ages. Gaze at the 250-foot (76-meter) tower of the Konstanz Münster (Constance Cathedral), which was built in the 11th century.

Study medieval paintings in the Rosgartenmuseum, an old guildhall. Gaze down at the Roman fort of Constantia, now underground and preserved beneath glass, or join a guided tour of the ruins.

Stroll around Constance Harbor to see some more of the town’s sights. Visit the statue of Imperia, a 30-foot (9-meter) sculpture that towers over the marina. Sea Life Konstanz houses penguins, sea turtles and other creatures, while the leafy Stadtgarten provides a quiet place to escape by the water.

Paddle out onto the waters of Lake Constance, which stretches for 39 miles (63 kilometers) along the borders of three different countries. Try your hand at watersports such as kayaking and sailing or lounge on its shores in summer.

Drive out of the city center to explore stunning nature reserves. Venture out to Mainau Island to see elegant formal gardens, a butterfly house and a stunning Baroque palace in a scenic setting.

Constance is located in southwestern Germany, directly next to the border of Switzerland. Trains run into the center of the city from Engen, Zürich and towns in the Black Forest. Visit in summer and join crowds enjoying the fine weather. Come in spring and fall for cooler temperatures, fewer fellow visitors and colorful scenery.

Where to stay in Konstanz

Top Hotels in Konstanz

Steigenberger Inselhotel
Steigenberger Inselhotel
Auf der Insel 1, Konstanz, BW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥24,040 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Located in Altstadt, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Constance and Sealife Constance. Konstanz Cathedral and Council Building are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (459 reviews)

"Decent hotel with great breakfast, its worth paying the extra for the lake view and having breakfast after 9am to eat on the external terrace."…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Steigenberger Inselhotel
Hotel 47°
Hotel 47°
4 out of 5
Reichenaustr. 17, Konstanz, Baden-Wuerttemberg
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥17,730 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Lake Constance and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Sealife Constance. Archaeological Museum of Baden-Wurttemberg ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (182 reviews)
Will return, great spot!

"Great stay. Would have liked to stay longer but it was fully booked which is understandable"…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Hotel 47°
HARBR. hotel Konstanz
HARBR. hotel Konstanz
3.5 out of 5
Hans-Sauerbruch-Straße 2, Konstanz, BW
The price is ¥10,322 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Situated in a regional park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Constance and Sealife Constance. Mainau Island is 3.1 mi (5 km) away. Konstanz-Petershausen ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (141 reviews)
Excellent Stay!

"Clean and exceptional customer service. Great breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

HARBR. hotel Konstanz
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Konstanz

Boardinghouse HOME – adults only – SELF CHECK IN & SELF CHECK OUT
Boardinghouse HOME – adults only – SELF CHECK IN & SELF CHECK OUT
3.5 out of 5
Fürstengutweg 4, Konstanz, BW
The price is ¥4,834 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23

Located in the heart of Konstanz, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Constance and Sealife Constance. Konstanz Cathedral and Kulturzentrum am Münster ...

4.2/5Very Good! (400 reviews)
Awesome place💯

"Great location, easy to find, safe parking area, easy check in and out."…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

Boardinghouse HOME – adults only – SELF CHECK IN & SELF CHECK OUT
Close to 3-star Apartment on the Bodanrück Also Well Connected Without a car
Close to 3-star Apartment on the Bodanrück Also Well Connected Without a car
Konstanz, Baden-Wuerttemberg

This family-friendly Konstanz apartment building is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake Constance and Kloster Hegne. Wildlife and Leisure ...

3.7/5Good! (7 reviews)
Viel Platz und sehr gute Ausstattung

"Die Wohnung liegt im Vorort Dettingen. Sie ist hervorragend ausgestattet. Uns hat es an nichts gefehlt. Vorteilhaft ist, dass sich direkt gegenüber einen Supermarkt befindet.Dass das Haus an einer Straße liegt, die etwas Lärm verursacht, hat uns nie gestört. Die Kurtaxe ermöglicht es, kostenlos mit ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Close to 3-star Apartment on the Bodanrück Also Well Connected Without a car
Apartment Hotel Konstanz
Apartment Hotel Konstanz
Steinstr. 21 A, Konstanz, BW
The price is ¥8,795 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 27

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Lake Constance and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mainau Island and Sealife Constance. Archaeological Museum ...

4.2/5Very Good! (212 reviews)
Historic Hotel with friendliness

"Tremendous effort to comfort you - up to German standards..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Apartment Hotel Konstanz
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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