Lake Constance attractions

Palace in Kreuzlingen

Schloss Arenenberg

France’s Napoleon III grew up at this handsome, powder-puff-pink mansion with beautiful grounds on Lake Constance. The little chateau dates to the 16th century but was given a total makeover in the 18th century by H…
Architecture in Rorschach

Markthalle Altenrhein

The wacky creation of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928–2000), who once called the straight line 'godless', this market hall bears his indelible hallmark with its wonky walls, rainbow-bright colours …
Museum in Lake Constance

Zeppelin Museum

Friedrichshafen will forever be associated with the Zeppelin, the cigar-shaped craft that made its inaugural flight in 1900. The Zeppelin Museum traces the history of this bombastic but ill-fated means of air transp…
Gardens in Lake Constance

Insel Mainau

This pleasantly green islet has 45 hectares of Mediterranean-style gardens, including rhododendron groves, a butterfly house and a waterfall-strewn Italian garden.
Natural Pool in Rorschach


Out on the lake is the 1920s Badhütte, attached to land by a little covered bridge. It's a pleasant place for a refreshing dip in the water and a drink.
Street in Rorschach


Rorschach's main drag, Hauptstrasse, sports some fine oriel windows, particularly at numbers 33 and 31 and in the town hall, number 29.
Monastery in Lake Constance


The Unesco-listed Benedictine monastery of Reichenau was founded in 724.
Museum in Rorschach

Museum im Kornhaus

Lodged in Rorschach's imposing 18th-century Kornhaus (granary), this museum turns the spotlight on science, technology, industry and local history with its array of hands-on exhibits.