This gem of a region has widely flown under the radar with tourists favouring more popular destinations in each of the three countries the lake of its namesake touches - Switzerland, Germany and Austria.
It's also a hop, skip and a jump away from Principality of Liechtenstein.
Lake Constance, nestled in the heart of Europe, is the meeting point for the borders of Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Covering a whopping 208 sq. miles, it’s the third largest freshwater lake in Central Europe. The scenery is stunning: against a backdrop of the Alps, you’ll find some of Germany’s best vineyards, palm trees (yes, that’s right!), a flower island, medieval castles and Baroque towns, as well as several UNESCO world heritage sites like the Stone Age Lake dwellings in Unteruhldingen. The region is a mecca for active travellers: over 200 miles of off-road cycling and hiking trails around the Lake, optimal sailing conditions, and some of the best bird watching in all of Europe in the Rhine delta. The locals call it ‘Bodensee’, and there’s plenty to see; don’t forget to look up, chances are you’ll spot a Zeppelin flying above (you can even take a flight in one).