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A true natural gem

Lake Constance

Lake Constance is a gift from nature. Swimming in Lake Constance? But of course! The lake boasts excellent water quality and pleasant temperatures

Swimming in and around Lake Constance

In summertime, the lake invites you to enjoy its 26-degree temperatures. There are even a number of lakeside lidos and plenty of natural swimming areas along the shoreline. Thanks to Lake Constance’s excellent water quality, the entire family will love swimming and splashing around here. While the spacious Bregenz lakeside lido is a paradise for families, “Mili,” the venerable old pool on wooden stakes is a swimming area for those who appreciate a bit more peace and quiet. The adjacent lakeshore area boasts a beach for all ages with a new swimming jetty. Holidays at Lake Constance in Vorarlberg!

Tip: The latest test results for swimming water quality in Vorarlberg are published here on an ongoing basis:

Steg im Bregenzer Strandbad, Ferientipps Vorarlberg © Roman Horner & Stadtmarketing 2002 / Roman Horner & Stadtmarketing
Strandbad Hard, Baden im Bodensee (c) F. Angerer, Marktgemeinde Hard

Thanks to Lake Constance’s excellent water quality, the entire family will love swimming and splashing around here. There are numerous places to swim along Vorarlberg’s shores.

Places to swim in Lake Constance

  • Bregenz lakeside lido
    Outdoor pool, children's pool, slide, playground, beach volleyball, May - September, daily from 9am - 8pm

  • "Mili" - the erstwhile military swimming pool
    A building made of wooden stakes, it is one of the last two swimming pools of its kind on the whole Lake Constance, May - September daily, circa. 10am - 8pm

  • Natural Swimming Areas
    E.g. the "pipeline" between Bregenz and Lochau, the Bregenz sailing and yacht harbour, or the mouth of the Bregenzerache river

  • Lochau and Hörbranz
    Lochau lakeside lido
    Bathhouse at the Kaiserstrand near SENTIDO Seehotel am Kaiserstrand****, also featuring a snack bar/café
    Natural swimming area at the Schwarzbad Lochau near the harbour
    Hörbranz: Natural swimming areas on the lakeshore

  • Hard
    Hard lakeside lido (adventure swimming area with outdoor pool, slides, playground, beach volleyball court, etc.), one of the largest beaches on Lake Constance. Open from May to September
    Hard nude swimming area (approx. 5 hectares in size) with changing cabins, restaurant, playground. Open April to September

  • Höchst
    Natural swimming areas in the Rhine river delta; Baggersee Brugger Loch lake

Lake Constance’s outstanding water quality

“Outstanding water quality” – This is the verdict according to health authorities when testing the quality of Lake Constance’s water at recognised swimming spots at regular intervals. As a consequence, Lake Constance, as an outstanding representative of the Alpine lakes, offers exactly what holidaymakers, day tourists and locals expect when the weather is nice: pure swimming pleasure.
The International Commission for the Protection of Lake Constance (IGKB) is responsible for monitoring the condition of the lake and, if necessary, taking measures to ensure that the water is comprehensively protected for future generations.

The new “Bodensee aktuell” web app highlights the Lake Constance leisure and holiday paradise

Current data on Lake Constance is now available more quickly than ever before. For instance: What is the current water level? How warm is the water of the lake? How deep is Lake Constance at my current position? Answers to these questions are available thanks to the newly developed Lake Constance web app, which is being developed and operated by the IGKB and Wasserwirtschaft Vorarlberg (State of Vorarlberg).

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Lake Constance

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