Konstanz

Travel Guide
Constance showing a river or creek and a city

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

B&B Hotel Konstanz
B&B Hotel Konstanz
2 out of 5
Line-Eid-Straße 2, Konstanz, 78467
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The price is $99 per night from May 25 to May 26
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Konstanz. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions Mainau Island and Kulturzentrum am Münster ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (44 reviews)
"sehr sauber"

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

B&B Hotel Konstanz
Hampton by Hilton Konstanz
Hampton by Hilton Konstanz
3 out of 5
Line-Eid-Strasse 8, Konstanz, BW, 78467
The price is $115 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Konstanz. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. Popular attractions Mainau Island and Kulturzentrum am ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (21 reviews)
"Great hotel. Excellent breakfast. Room was nice and clean. The only problem was staff does not speak a lot of English. We had problems at both check-in and check-out with communicating. Also, not enough staff to handle all guests at either check-in or check out. Website leaves a lot to be desired ..."

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Hampton by Hilton Konstanz
Hotel 47°
Hotel 47°
4 out of 5
Reichenaustr. 17, Konstanz, Baden-Wuerttemberg, 78467
The price is $179 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Konstanz. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (214 reviews)
"Not too far from old city centre and good location along the lake. Nice and quiet location."

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2021

Hotel 47°
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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, 78462
The price is $87 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Konstanz. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a sauna. Our guests praise the overall value and the property ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (409 reviews)
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"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
Apartment Hotel Konstanz
Apartment Hotel Konstanz
Steinstr. 21 A, Konstanz, BW, 78467
The price is $130 per night from May 25 to May 26
Stay at this aparthotel in Konstanz. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the WiFi in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (224 reviews)
"Welcoming and helpful staff, far above average standard of cleanliness, airy and spacious rooms, amazing building in s nice location. Delicious breakfast with a lot of choice. Highly recommend!"

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Apartment Hotel Konstanz
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Ferienwohnung
Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg
Stay at this apartment in Konstanz. Enjoy breakfast, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Mainau Island and Archaeological Museum of Baden-Wurttemberg ...
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