Lake Constance holidays Self catering holidays around Lake Constance

Holidays around Lake Constance - Bodensee, as it is known locally, is Europe's third largest lake with Swiss, German and Austrian borders. It is simply stunning with historic towns hugging the shores and enjoys a special micro climate - palm trees line the walking trails and with high summer temperatures, it could easily be the Cote d'Azur.

A summer holiday on Lake Constance also delivers fine food, wonderful service, excellent local wines, festivals and a vibrant culture all year round. Plus there's an amazing array of outdoor and indoor activities. Around the lake there is so much to see and do. The countryside is unspoiled, with stunning landscapes and lake views that'll quite simply take your breath away.

lake constance map showing major villages

Featured holiday villas around Lake Constance

The main village on the lake is Constance which is the tourist hub and has a good stock of family run hotels and holiday accommodation includingself catering chalets and apartments. Some of the villages, such as Immendstadt may be a few km away from the lakes but are easily accessible by public transport, car or even bicycle. MyChaletFinder has a large selection of holiday rentals around the main villages for you to choose from.

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Things to see and do around Lake Constance

Lake Constance is teeming with historic villages, museums and places to see for the whole family. From scenic steamer boat tours, water sports or spotless beaches, Lake Constance will certainly keep you entertained. And for sightseeing, the beautiful city of Constance and small Bavarian island town of Lindau are a highlight of any holiday to Lake Constance.

A few suggestions....
Day trip to the picture-postcard town of Bregenz on the Austrian side
Take a scenic boat steamer ride and tour the lake
Explore the busy little Bavarian town of Lindau
Visit the interesting shops in the old town of Meersburg
Flower Isle (Blumeninsel) of Mainau
Visit the old Rorschach bathing hut on the Swiss side
Spa Heiden in Unterrechstein
cafe in bregenz lake constance

Ski resorts near Lake Constance

As well as a major summer destination, Lake Constance is a popular twin-centre holiday destination for people who enjoy the lakes but also want like the thrills of downhill skiing. There are 4 ski resorts within a 30 minute drive of the lake that mainly cater for beginners and early intermediate skiers. There is also the choice of some larger international resorts although these are slightly furher away.

Resort Pistes Distance(km)
St Anton280142km

Distance from Constance

Our view on holidays around Lake Constance

A beautiful lake to visit anytime of year with easy access to the Alps. We think Lake Constance is an ideal destination for your lakes & mountains holiday with so many things to do for all ages and tastes no matter what time of year you visit.

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