Lake Constance a hotspot for culture? But yes! The Bregenz Festival, great exhibitions and museums, classical music festivals, top acts at open-air concerts and a bright and cheerful theater scene make the Lake Constance region the perfect a hotspot for culture enthusiasts..


Whenever one of the spectacular stage creations of the Bregenz Festival is presented, the world looks at Lake Constance and the region becomes the topic of Tagesschau, heute journal, New York Times & Co. The opera and musical performances on the lake stage are simply breathtaking.

In 2022, Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly, one of today's most popular operas, will be performed on the lake stage for the first time.

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The modern museums in the Lake Constance region offer the opportunity to learn new things, understand connections and experience knowledge first-hand. In the "Phalbaummuseum" in Unteruhldingen, for example, you can immerse yourself in the archaeology of the underwater landscape in an elaborate film production before visiting the reconstructions of the Stone Age houses in the lake. At the "Zeppelin Museum" in Friedrichshafen, you climb into the lounges and cabins of a Zeppelin replica, as it connected Europe with America in the 1930s. The "Dornier Museum" near Friedrichshafen Airport is also dedicated to pioneering achievements in aviation technology. In Oberschwaben, open-air museums entice visitors outdoors, such as the "Bauernhausmuseum Wolfegg", the "Museumsdorf Kürnbach" near Bad Schussenried and the "Federseemuseum" in Bad Buchau on Stone Age life in the region.

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They are strung together like precious pearls on a necklace, the castles and palaces in Upper Swabia and at Lake Constance. In the past, this region resembled a political patchwork. Nobles ruled over their small kingdom and built residences. This is why there are so many castles and palaces in Upper Swabia. Today, they are open to visitors who can stroll through the buildings, view exhibitions, listen to concerts and even get married within the historic walls.

Our tip: On the "Oberschäbischen Barockstraße" you can also discover baroque treasures at castles and palaces. More in our blog.


Lake Constance offers a wealth of cultural highlights, some of which are even on the UNESCO World Heritage List. For example, the monastery island of Reichenau and the abbey district of St. Gallen, just 50 kilometers away on the Swiss side of the lake. Both are regarded as the birthplace of European monastic culture. On Reichenau, three churches of high artistic and historical significance still bear witness to the former importance of the island monastery. In St.Gallen, the original 9th century monastery plan drawn by hand on goatskin has been on display for a few years now. The staging reveals it for just 20 seconds several times a day in order to expose the sensitive document to as little light as possible. Since 2011, the prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps and numerous sites around Lake Constance have also been included in the World Heritage List.

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Festively decorated, over 70 Christmas markets enchant the towns and cities around the lake during Advent. The largest Christmas market in the Lake Constance region takes place in Constance. It stretches from the harbor along the lakeside promenade into the historic old town. In Friedrichshafen, the lights of the Lake Constance Christmas with a cozy village of huts welcome visitors. In Lindau the traditional harbor Christmas takes place. It is not far from Hotel Maier to Tettnang. Here, Christmas stories in the fairy tale room and lantern walks create an Advent atmosphere.

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If you want to experience the unique atmosphere of the swabian-alemannic carnival at Lake Constance, you should join a street carnival, for example on "schmotzige" or "gumpige" Thursday. On this day, the entire city of Constance, Radolfzell and Friedrichshafen literally turns upside down. Early in the morning, the first fools parade through the city with rattles and loud noises for the traditional wake-up call. Many offices close at ten in the morning. In the afternoon, the streets of the old town fill up because everyone wants to be there when the "Hemdglonkers" arrive in the evening - in white nightgowns and nightcaps.

Learn more about the most beautiful carnival parades and the Alemannic Fool's Ring in our blog.

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