Konstanz Travel Guide

Konstanz is a city in Germany located in the state of Baden-Württemberg. It is the largest city on Lake Constance (Bodensee) and an important cultural center.

Things to see and do in Konstanz

Konstanz Cathedral

Konstanz Cathedral

The Konstanz Cathedral has a beautiful interior. Be sure to climb the tower to get a beautiful view of the old town.

Münsterpl. 1, 78462 



The Altstadt has many beautiful and historic buildings, numerous shops, cafés and restaurants. Take a walk along the Wessenbergstrasse and Marktstätte streets.


Boat trip

Boat trip

Konstanz‘s location on the shores of the lake makes it an ideal place for day trips around the area on a boat trip.


Konstanz Harbour

Another highlight of the city is the port, where the Kahufhaus dating from 1388 is located, a warehouse built specifically for trade with Italy.

In the port it is also located the Imperia, a symbol of Konstanz.

Konstanz Port, 78462



Imperia is a 9 meters high statue located at the entrance of the harbor of Konstanz.

The statue refers to a short story by Balzac “La Belle Impéria“.

Hafenstraße, 78462

Mainau Island

Mainau IslandMainau IslandMainau Island

Mainau is an island located near Konstanz. The island is notable for its parks and gardens.

Mainau, 78465

Where to stay

Steigenberger Inselhotel

Steigenberger Inselhotel©Steigenberger Inselhotel

The Steigenberger Inselhotel is a 5-star hotel located 10 minutes from the old city center.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, safe.


Auf der Insel 1, 78462

Hotel 47º

Hotel 47º©Hotel 47º

The Hotel 47º is a 4-star hotel located a 15-minute walk from the lake.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, safe, hair dryer.


Reichenaustraße 17, 78467

Graf Zeppelin

Graf Zeppelin©Graf Zeppelin

The Graf Zeppelin is a 3-star hotel located in the historic city center.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and minibar.


Sankt-Stephans-Platz 15, 78462 

Viva Sky

Viva Sky©Viva Sky

The Viva Sky is located 550 meters from the lake.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Many rooms have a private balcony or terrace.


Sigismundstraße 19, 78462



Karstadt is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Cacharel, Clarins, Coach, Desigual, Estée Lauder.

Hussenstraße 23, 78462 

Lago Shopping Center

The Lago Shopping Center is located 550 meters from the Imperia.

Brands: Zara, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Tailor.

Bodanstraße 1, 78462

Plan your Trip

Kontanz has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Freiburg, Stuttgart, Baden-Baden.


Freiburg – 125 km

Stuttgart – 174 km

Baden-Baden – 259 km

Germany Travel App

Germany AppDownload our free app and start planning your trip to Germany!

Discover more than 40 destinations in GermanyBook HotelsTrainsSearch Flights.