To swim in the lake or just to lie on the beach: On a hot summer day this is one of the best things you can do in Constance. The entrance to the public beaches is free
except of the "Rheinstrandbad". In Constance itself, there is one very big public beach, the "Hörnle" (officially: Strandbad Horn, you get there with the bus
Summer at the lake
or by bike; to go by car is not advisable in summer.) and the "Rheinstrandbad". More public beaches you find in the subburbs Litzelstetten, Dingelsdorf and Wallhausen (Bus number 4
In 2007 a new luxury swimming bath opende, the "Bodensee-Therme"
. There is a hot spring, a sauna area and a 50-meter outdoor swimming pool.
It is a very good place to relax, and from the "Bodenseetherme", you have an excellent view on Lake Constance. But the better place for indoor-swimming is the Schwaketenbad
, where you find a 25-meter swimming pool.
Pubs, restaurants, beer gardens
Constance has "only" 80.000 inhabitants, but there is a great diversity and choice in restaurants and pubs, especially in the old town ("Altstadt") and the harbour area. Subjective tips where to go (in German): Click here
The biggest Cinema of Constance is the Cinestar, in the shopping mall Lago.
. The Scala
has a film programm, that ist less "commercial". It is situated on the square "Marktstätte" (from the harbour through the underground passage). And then there is one outright alternative cinema, the "Zebra-Kino"
in the "Cherisy-Kaserne".
"Therme": Hot spring, wellness
Planetarium of Kreuzlingen
There is a observatory/planetarium
in the swiss neighbour-town of Constance, Kreuzlingen. There regularly are events for the public.
For rainy days: There is a big aquarium with seafish
Libraries: Public library and the university's library
The town's public library
is situated opposite to the cathedral "Münster", the university's library
on the area of the university outside the town (Egg, buses number 4, 9 or 11