Destination guide

Travel to a land with mountain views and medieval streets

Book a Konstanz vacation rental and find yourself surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Nestled in southern Germany, the town sits on the shores of the sparkling blue waters of Lake Constance to the east and south, and the Rhine river on the west, as the majestic Alps rise in the distance. A medieval Old Town, home to ornate Romanesque, Renaissance, and Gothic buildings, serves as the city center. The inviting cobblestone streets of the historic district play host to numerous cafes, shops, pubs, and fountains. Outdoorsy types will love the activities available in different settings, from lakes, to islands, to forests.

Things to do

Fun in the treetops and history in every nook and cranny

There's plenty of history on hand throughout the city, starting with the 11th-century Konstanz Cathedral, whose Gothic spire dominates the town's skyline. To learn all about the region's history, visit the Rosgarten Museum, with exhibits highlighting everything from prehistoric to 20th-century objects, and the Archaeological State Museum Baden-Wurttemberg, which displays locally excavated items, from Ice Age tools to ancient Roman weapons. If you've staying at your Konstanz vacation rental with thrill seekers, they'll love Mainau Treetop Adventure, an amusement park with zip lines and treetop obstacle courses outfitted with ladders, bridges, Tarzan swings, and treehouses.

Activities

A paradise of outdoor adventures and pampering sessions

For a relaxing afternoon, take a walk along the harbor, a region that bustles with year-round activity. During warm weather, you can rent boats at the harbor, and in the winter, the area is home to Germany's popular Christmas markets. Rent a bike and explore Old Town on 2 wheels, pausing to pop into shops or enjoy lunch at a cafe. Before you return to your Konstanz vacation rental, treat yourself to a relaxing day at a spa, where you can get a massage or take a soak in an outdoor thermal pool with views of the mountains and lake.

Weather

Change with the seasons: sunny skies or just a dash of snow

Break out the sunscreen in the summer when the humidity is high, the sun is shining, and highs soar into the 80s. It's also Konstanz's wettest season, particularly June and July, with up to 4 inches of rainfall each month. Things cool off quickly once the fall hits, with daytime highs hovering around the 40s. Make sure you pack warm clothes for the bitterly cold winters, when temperatures drop near or below freezing. Winters are also dark and dry with just a bit of snow or rainfall. Sunnier skies return in spring, along with temperatures in the 50s and 60s.

Natural features

Over the river, and through the woods, to an island we go…

Konstanz offers a watery landscape, set along the shores of Lake Constance and the Rhine river, while the craggy peaks of the Swiss Alps tower to the south. Just north of the city is the Mainau Forest, a densely wooded region filled with centuries-old beech trees. Mere feet off the coast of Konstanz, in the tranquil waters of Lake Constance, is Mainau, a little island known for its lush landscape. The island features gardens dotted with roses, waterfalls, and a greenhouse with tropical plants, and is also home to a petting zoo with goats and ponies, and a butterfly pavilion.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Constance

The nearest airport is in Friedrichshafen (FDH-Friedrichshafen - Lake Constance), located 16.3 mi (26.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Altenrhein (ACH-St. Gallen - Altenrhein), which is 22 mi (35.4 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Konstanz-Petershausen Station, Konstanz-Fürstenberg Station and Konstanz Wollmatingen Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Konstanz?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,029 vacation rentals near Konstanz. From 959 Condos/Apartments to 60 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Konstanz for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Konstanz?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Konstanz:

  • Altstadt: 22 vacation rentals
  • Fürstenberg: 15 vacation rentals
  • Paradies: 20 vacation rentals
  • Petershausen-West: 31 vacation rentals
  • Petershausen-Ost: 32 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Konstanz?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Konstanz. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Constance (QKZ-Constance Train Station): 1,378 vacation rentals
  • Casino Constance: 1,391 vacation rentals
  • LAGO Shopping-Center Konstanz: 1,382 vacation rentals
  • Konstanz Station: 1,385 vacation rentals
  • Mainau Island: 1,408 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Konstanz listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Konstanz?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 959 Condos/Apartments in Konstanz. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Konstanz include:

  • Houses: 60 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Konstanz?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 48 vacation rentals with pool available in Konstanz. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.