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All about Camping at Lake Constance

Camping at Lake Constance offers you a little bit of everything: year-round mild climate, picturesque towns, pure culture and a wide variety of free-time activities that put active campers in a good mood.

In Constance and Ravensburg you wander through romantic alleys and enjoy the local cuisine in the numerous restaurants. The extensive biking and hiking trails lead through a varied floral landscape and on the flower island Mainau unique vacation photos are guaranteed.

It gets even better when you consider, that there is a large selection of popular campsites at Lake Constance. Whether small and cozy or comfortable luxury camping: On many campsites you can enjoy the view of Europe's third largest lake directly from your camper. The campsites directly at the lake impress with spacious plots, are very well-equipped and especially family-friendly.

  1. Things Worth Knowing when Camping at Lake Constance
  2. Popular Activities and Destinations at Lake Constance
  3. Find and book Campsites at Lake Constance

The Four-Nation Quadripoint at Lake Constance

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Campsite Schloss Helmsdorf in Immenstaad at Lake Constance

Things Worth Knowing when Camping at Lake Constance

Lake Constance is the third largest lake in Central Europe and the largest inland body of water in Germany as well as the largest drinking water reservoir in Europe. It consists of Upper and Lower Lake Constance and occupies an area of just over 571 square kilometers. Two thirds of the total lakeshore length of 273 kilometers belong to Germany, and one part each belongs to Austria and Switzerland.

In addition, the Principality of Liechtenstein has a share of the Lake Constance region. That is why one also speaks of a four-nation quadripoint. People probably first settled in the Lake Constance region during the Neolithic period. Remains of pile dwellings from this time are still preserved. For history buffs who go camping at Lake Constance, it is worth to take a detour to the reconstructed pine dwelling village Unteruhldingen, a fascinating view into the distant past.

Popular Activities and Destinations at Lake Constance

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Camping Willam near Reichenau

For Active Campers: Biking and Hiking Routes at Lake Constance

If you like your camping vacation to be active, you'll get your full money's worth at Lake Constance. On a 270-kilometer-long round hiking trail camping fans can discover the surrounding nature on gentle lakeside paths along the sand beaches or test their fitness on challenging mountain tours. Idyllic waterstreams, historic castle ruins and deep canyons provide extra motivation for active camping.

The numerous themed trails offer you a very special hiking experience. Whether learning about the cultivation of fruit, wine or hops, or on the tracks of mythical creatures, on the Thurgau Fable Trail. Here both younger and older camping enthusiasts are allowed to be amazed and have great experiences. Those who have brought their bicycles along when camping or rent one on site will enjoy the even paths, which are ideal for a bike tour with the whole family.

Hint: Due to the mild climate camping at Lake Constance is popular all year round. If you go camping in the summer you can look forward to about 7 hours of sunshine a day, but even throughout the other seasons the region is ideal for hikes, bike tours or - if you appreciate the challenge - one or another climbing tour.

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Camping Buchhorn near Arbon

Water Sports at Lake Constance:

From Fishing to Surfing

Whether fishing, surfing, sailing, diving, water skiing or canoeing– the possibilities for water sports while camping at Lake Constance are diverse. Some campsites at Lake Constance even offer water sports courses for camping fans.

With direct access to the gently sloping lake, campsites at Lake Constance are ideal for family camping. There are also separate swimming areas for dogs.

Castles, Palaces and Museums: Experience Culture and History

The region around Lake Constance also shines culturally. During the summer months, the popular Lake Constance Festival and Festival Season takes place, providing a wide-ranging program of highlights while camping.

Those who like to combine their camping vacation with art and culture can visit the numerous castles and palaces around the lake. The breathtaking panorama here provides a "postcard feeling" on a camping trip. Museum lovers forget everyday life in the Jewish Museum in Hohenems, discover early times in the Historical Museum, as well as in the Natural History Museum in St. Gallen, and embark on the paths of the region's pre- and early history in the State Archaeological Museum in Constance.

Local life may be discovered in three countries: In Constance, you stroll through a historic old town and find souvenirs to take home from your camping holiday in the small, authentic stores. In the heart of Oberschwaben, about 17 km from Lake Constance, you can discover Ravensburg - also known as the "city of towers and gates". After visiting numerous sights, the Swabian Kässpätzle taste best. When camping on the Swiss side of Lake Constance, the World Heritage Site of St. Gallen is enticing. Here, you can spend your camping vacation day in numerous museums, visit theaters and festivals for young and old, and discover the monastery island of Reichenau.

In Austria you start your camping break with a Germknödel. Afterwards, you can be inspired by modern influences at the art museum in Bregenz, the city theatre, and the sailing and surfing center.

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Camping and Holiday Park Orsingen in Orsingen-Nenzingen

Culinary at Lake Constance:

Between Germknödel and Excellent Wine

Whether on a camping vacation with the whole family or a comfortable time-out for two: At Lake Constance there is also a lot to experience when camping in the evening.

If you spent your camping day comfortably on the hammock, you can visit the dance evenings directly at the campsite or use the animation program when camping with the family.

There are also celebrations in the surrounding towns where local delicacies are served in the restaurants - as is often the case at the campsite. Kässpätzle, Germknödel or - for those who enjoy something a little lighter - fresh fish, which is offered all year round. Due to the numerous wineries, wine lovers can also enjoy regionally grown sorts on their camping holiday.

Do you already know the famous Lake Constance apples? You can enjoy them as apple juice, dried as apple rings or in apple pie. In spring, the delicately blossoming apple trees are also an enchanting sight - if you like, directly from the motor home.

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Camping Wagenhausen in Switzerland

Find Campsites at Lake Constance and Book online

One who decides to go camping at Lake Constance, has the choice between many different campsites in dreamlike locations and with good facilities. Camping on the water or in the back country, large or small and often in the direct vicinity of popular sightseeing destinations.

Many campsites on Lake Constance offer a rich selection of leisure activities you can enjoy while camping, are well maintained and are suitable for different visitors - from youth groups to families with children and seniors. With very good reviews, Camping Wirthshof and Campingpark Gitzenweiler Hof are waiting for you. If you are looking for an offer for camping with a dog, you will also find it quickly.

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