Lake Constance/Bodensee
Things to do
Tourist Information

  The main Promendade in Überlingen on Lake Constance  

Is an idylic German 'lakeside' town built right at the edge of the the Lake Constance north-westerly shore. It has the longest promenade to stroll along, beautiful architecture, gardens and atmosphere. There are boats linking towns across the lake, as well as offering sightseeing tours, departing from the centre of the promenade.
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  The lake-front swimming area  

The lake is bordered by Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and is the third largest in Central Europe, 64km long and at it's widest point 14km and a cercumference of 273km. At the deepest point the lake measures 250m. On sunny days the snow topped Alps can be clearly seen.
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  A view from the Klosterkirche Birnau towards the Alps  

There are no shortage of things to do here, The lake is a paradise for sailing, boating, fishing and other watersports.
The area has beautiful hiking trails and one can go cycling almost all the way around the lake. The cycling path is perfectly signposted and 216 km long.

Within easy distances are the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland [Sherlock Holmes fame], The Zeppelin Museum [Including daily flights over the lake, weather permitting], historic castles, an ancient village on stilts, a zoo and so much more.


There is a great selection of wellness and spa facilities, like the Bodensee-Therme with indoor and outdoor pool, a giant slide as well as a private beach right at the lake.

For families with younger children there is a beautiful animal-farm where everyone can learn about and play with all the animals.

Close to Überlingen is the ancient UNESCO World heritage culture village of Unteruhldingen which shows, in an impressive presentation, life in the stone and bronze ages.

From the Überlinger Promenade the passenger ferries can take you directly to the beautiful flower island Mainau.

A few of kilometers away is the town of Friedrichshafen with its famous Zeppelin museum. Here you can actually take a breathtaking sightseeing flight across the lake which has to be booked in advance.

The famous and impressive waterfall of Schaffhausen can be reached in just under 45 minutes.

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  Cafes on the Promenade  
The current weather today
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Here are links to the tourist information office in Überlingen
Überlingen Tourist Office
  Here is a link to the webcams available in Überlingen  
  Überlingen Webcam  
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