Holidays lake Constance - Upper Swabia

Lake Constance and Upper Swabia: Culture and Recreation
Lake Constance and Upper Swabia are two landscapes that blend seamlessly. Geologically they are part of one as the foothills of the Alps both regions were shaped by the Ice Age.

Soon after it completes its descent from the Alps, the Rhine River broadens and forms Lake Constance before continuing its 820-mile route to the North Sea. Lake Constance covers 220 square miles, making it central Europe´s second largest freshwater lake. Lake Constance is bordered by three countries, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. The snow-capped Swiss peaks provide a breathtaking backdrop for a choice of water sports, relaxation and cultural pursuits.

Upper Swabia is bounded in the east by Upper Bavaria, in the west by France, and in the south by Switzerland and Austria. The main physical features of Swabia are the Black Forest; the valley of the upper Danube River which rises there; the Swabian Jura, a mountain range that extends parallel to and North of the Danube; and the valley of the upper Neckar River. The Rhine and Lake Constance (sometimes called the Swabian Sea) form the western and southern borders.
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Cycling lake Constance - Upper Swabia

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  • In the wide open plain along the "Swabian Sea" or through gently rolling hills, cycling fans can choose from myriad cycle paths at the heart of the lovely Lake Constance – Upper Swabia holiday region. Upper Swabia, for example, boasts incredible 500 km of cycle trails.
  • Among the most popular routes is the 216 km long Lake Constance Cycle Path. The Zeppelin museum in Friedrichshafen, the Sea Life Center in Konstanz or the Lake Dwelling museum in Unteruhldingen are rewarding destinations for families. Beautiful boat trips, railway and E-bike routes promise highly relaxing hours.
  • Highlights like Schloss Sigmaringen castle or Mengen-Ennetach Roman museum are spread along the most scenic parts of the Danube Cycleway (total distance 2850 km) in the Lake Constance – Upper Swabia holiday region.
  • A real insider's tip for cycling aficionados: idyllic Three-lakes Region near Illmensee.

1 Lake in lake Constance - Upper Swabia

  • Water
    Temperature:
    20 - 24 °C
    Size: 535 km² Beach: Sandy Beach, Sunning Lawn city: Constance Region: lake Constance - Upper Swabia
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    High season / Adult
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Lake Constance and Upper Swabia: Culture and Recreation
Lake Constance and Upper Swabia are two landscapes that blend seamlessly. Geologically they are part of one as the foothills of the Alps both regions were shaped by the Ice Age.

Soon after it completes its descent from the Alps, the Rhine River broadens and forms Lake Constance before continuing its 820-mile route to the North Sea. Lake Constance covers 220 square miles, making it central Europe´s second largest freshwater lake. Lake Constance is bordered by three countries, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. The snow-capped Swiss peaks provide a breathtaking backdrop for a choice of water sports, relaxation and cultural pursuits.

Upper Swabia is bounded in the east by Upper Bavaria, in the west by France, and in the south by Switzerland and Austria. The main physical features of Swabia are the Black Forest; the valley of the upper Danube River which rises there; the Swabian Jura, a mountain range that extends parallel to and North of the Danube; and the valley of the upper Neckar River. The Rhine and Lake Constance (sometimes called the Swabian Sea) form the western and southern borders.
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Insel Mainau
78465 Konstanz, Germany