Active vacation at Lake Constance

If you want to be active on vacation, Lake Constance offers all kinds of possibilities. From Hotel Maier you can explore the region perfectly. The green Oberschwaben  for example, is ideal for extensive cycling tours on a perfect network of paths. Or you can cycle along the beautiful Lake Constance cycle path, always along the water. 


Hikers are attracted by a large number of premium hiking trails to the most beautiful vantage points on Lake Constance. And if you want to climb a real Swiss Alpine peak, the ferry from Friedrichshafen takes you quickly to the lake shore of the Confederates and from there to the Säntis.


In recent years, the Lake Constance region has developed into a paradise for hikers. In many areas around Lake Constance, particularly attractive trails have been designated as premium hiking trails - with excellent signage, great picnic spots and the very best views.

But the Lake Constance circular hiking trail, which has been in existence for a long time, is also fun. The best thing is that you can't get lost and it can also be walked in small sections, for example in combination with a boat trip or the regional train to get back to the starting point.

Only a 15-minute drive from Hotel Maier, two premium hiking trails of the "Bodensee LandGänge" begin near Markdorf. The easier of the two is an approximately nine-kilometer trail to the Bermatinger Waldwiesen. The other one leads about 15 kilometers around the local mountain of Markdorf, the Gehrenberg. Its name "GuckinsLand" fits the route perfectly. Because it offers magnificent views over the lake region from the heights.

Another attractive premium hiking trail is the 53-kilometer "SeeGang" from Constance to Überlingen. If you don't want to spend several days on the trail, simply take a section. For example, there are many viewpoints on the eleven-kilometer stage from Sipplingen to Überlingen. But beware: The trail initially involves a decent climb. The reward, however, follows immediately with magnificent views of the fjord-like Überlingersee. Recommended restaurants along the route: Haldenhof above Sipplingen and Hof-Café Vogler in Hödingen.

The Lake Constance circular hiking trail, which is 270 kilometers long in total, leads around the lake in eleven stages. If you fancy a beautiful section that can be walked from the hotel, take the Königsweg from Fischbach to Friedrichshafen, a secluded path close to the lakeshore. You can return comfortably by regional train.

  • Free map of the Bodensee-Oberschwaben Landscape Park
  • Attractive hiking package with free Lake Constance hiking pocket guide with beautiful routes, events and insider tips

We will be happy to advise you personally at Hotel Maier and give you our tips for hikes and beautiful walks around Fischbach and in the Lake Constance region.

Once around the whole lake through Germany, Austria and Switzerland you can go on the Lake Constance cycle path, which is considered one of the most popular cycle paths in Europe. At the same time, it is only one of many signposted paths that are suitable for touring by bike.

From Hotel Maier, you can also take a tour through rural Linzgau. Mountain bikers will find an ideal training area on the nearby Gehrenberg (712 meters) or the Pfänder near Bregenz (1,064 meters).

You would like to learn more about the most beautiful bike tours and bike paths at Lake Constance? We recommend route planning and navigation with the Komoot app based on the experiences of many other cyclists.

You can also find more information about the different bike tours around Lake Constance, bike path maps as well as rentals and e-bike charging stations on the official website of Friedrichshafen.

  • Attractive package for cyclists with inclusive services and cycling program at Lake Constance
  • Discounts at some bike rentals with the guest card Friedrichshafen, which you receive as an overnight guest
  • Lake Constance cycle path map available at the reception desk

Lake Constance is a true paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Take a sailing trip on Lake Constance and really unwind. You can take part in a day trip with a sailing yacht or charter a yacht or motorboat yourself. We will be happy to put you in touch or make a reservation for you.

You are in the mood for fun and action? Tube, banana boat or wakeboarding is offered at some stations at Lake Constance. In addition, you have the possibility to experience a guided canoe water hike.

With the Zeppelin flight and the balloon rides, aviation and air sports enthusiasts will also get their money's worth during their holiday at Lake Constance.

In the Zeppelin NT you will experience the Lake Constance region from a new perspective. The low flight altitude leaves room to see details on the ground and the large panoramic windows give a clear view of the varied landscape.

With a balloon ride on Lake Constance, you get the perfect mix of romance, adventure and experience. Enjoy the view of Lake Constance and the Alps in peace and with an undisturbed overview.

Lake Constance and its hinterland are a true paradise for passionate golfers! Almost 30 golf courses are located here in the Lake Constance region, most of them can be reached by car in less than an hour from Hotel Maier. In addition to golf courses for every level, the top golf courses at Lake Constance are especially characterized by their top maintained condition and the breathtaking landscape panorama of Lake Constance and the Alps.

As a golf lover at Hotel Maier on Lake Constance, you will benefit from a wide range of offers for golf beginners, families and professionals. Train your handicap on the best golf courses in the region and enjoy the fresh Lake Constance air in combination with a unique landscape panorama. Thanks to selected cooperations with various golf courses on Lake Constance, we offer you additional benefits at Hotel Maier, in addition to green fee reductions, which optimally round off your golf vacation on Lake Constance.

Your advantages at a glace:

✓ Green fee reductions at selected partner clubs
✓ A variety of offers for every golf level
✓ Children's and youth golf as well as family courses
✓ Starttime reservation at the reception desk
✓ Shoe shine machine available
✓ On request, dry cleaning for your golf clothes at a nearby laundry
✓ Selected golf package with numerous inclusive services at Hotel Maier
✓ Max. 60 minutes driving time to the top golf courses of the region