Lake Constance is pretty much synonymous with excellent hiking trails and you’ll find hundreds of kilometres worth of paths through the forest and mountains that are all exceptionally well-organized with signs. We chose some of the best trails to take on all around the famous lake.
The Lake Constance Hiking Trail
Known as the Bodensee Rundwanderweg in German, the Lake Constance Hiking Trail is one of the most popular and can take about two weeks to complete with 270 kilometres worth of paths that are all close to the shore. Another great aspect of this trail is that it traverses Austria, Switzerland and Germany (the three countries that occupy the areas around Lake Constance). Of course, the trail can also be enjoyed in different stages, just watch out for the trail’s marking, a blue dot surrounded by an arrow and a yellow sun on a blue background. It’s also recommended to purchase the complete hiking map for the Lake Constance region.
The Thurgau Hiking Trail
This 200 km very well-marked hiking trail through Switzerland has 24 different stages that vary from three to 14 km in length, so you can definitely choose how long you want to be on foot. The beauty of this trail is that it leads hikers through different areas of the Canton of Thurgau, including breathtaking natural landscapes, castles, monasteries and, of course, amazing views over Lake Constance. To plan your hikingtour, make sure to order the corresponding map. You’ll be happy to know that all the beginning points of the different stages of the hiking trail can be reached by public transportation.