Things To Do

Below is a selection of places for food and drinks, and some major attractions in and around Konstanz. Additional information may be inquired at the Konstanz Tourist Information at Konstanz main station. You will also find a leaflet with two walking tours through the historic center of Konstanz in your conference package.


 pricesdescriptionopening hoursaddress
Brauhaus Johann Albrecht german brewery, german cuisine
speciality: freshly brewed beer
Mon-Sun 11:30-01:00 Konradingasse 2
78462 Konstanz
Deli €€ sushi, pasta, vegetarian food Mon-Thu, Sun 8:00-02:00
Fri-Sat 08:00-03:00
Bodanstraße 1-3
78462 Konstanz
(inside Lago shopping center)
Don Alfredo € - €€ italian cuisine Tue-Sun
Hofhalde 7
78462 Konstanz
Hafenhalle beer garden directly at Konstaz harbour, german cuisine Mon-Sun 10:00-01:00 Hafenstraße 10
78462 Konstanz
Hafenmeisterei €€ fish, pasta, soup Mon-Thu, Sun 09:00-02:00
Fri-Sat 09:00-03:00
Hafenstraße 8
78462 Konstanz
Hotel Riva €€€ regional and seasonal cuisine
recently opened gourmet restaurant
Seestraße 25
78467 Konstanz
Il Boccone €€ italian cuisine Mon-Sun 10:00-01:00 Bodanstraße 20-26
78462 Konstanz
La Piazza € - €€ italian cuisine Mon-Sun 10:00-23:00 Marktstätte 2
78462 Konstanz
Old Marys Pub cozy pub, italian cuisine
speciality: "Dünnele" (regional pizza-style dish)
Mon-Sun 17:00-01:00 Kreuzlinger Straße 19
78462 Konstanz
Radieschen turkish cuisine, pizza
speciality: "Börek" (filled bread)
Mon-Fri, Sun
from 17:30
Sat from 11:30
Hohenhausgasse 1
78467 Konstanz
Restaurant Stromeyer - Die Bleiche €€ german cuisine, directly at Rhine river, beer garden
conferece dinner takes place here
Mon-Sun 11:30-24:00 Bleicherstraße 8
78467 Konstanz
Riebels Fischladen
€ - €€ fresh fish and regional wine
speciality: "Räucherfischbrötchen" (smoked fish burger)
Seestraße 13
78479 Insel Reichenau
(Isle Mainau)
€€ traditional swedish cuisine, regional cuisine, fish
need to pay entrance fee for isle Mainau
Mon-Sun 11:00-23:00 Insel Mainau
Sedir turkish cuisine
speciality: "Sac" (turkish pasta)
Mon-Sat 11:30-14:30
Mon-Sun 18:00-23:00
Hofhalde 11
78462 Konstanz
Steigenberger Inselhotel €€€ modern and international cuisine Mon-Sun
Auf der Insel 1
78467 Konstanz
€ - €€ german cuisine, beautiful beer garden weekdays from 16:30
Sat from 14:00
Sun from 11:00
Ziegelhofweg 31
78465 Dettingen/Wallhausen

Coffee & Co

 descriptionopening hoursaddress
Aran bread, coffee, cakes, ice cream
speciality: unusual ice cream flavors
Mon-Fri 07:30-18:30
Sat-Sun 09:00-19:00
Marktstätte 6
78462 Konstanz
Cafe Zeitlos bistro with little garden Mon-Sun 10:00-01:00 St. Stefans-Platz 35
78467 Konstanz
Voglhaus coffee, snacks, little shop
speciality: fried bread
Mon-Sat 09:00-18:30
Fri 10:00-23:00
Sunday 11:00-18:00
Wessenbergstraße 8
78467 Konstanz

Pubs & Bars

 descriptionopening hoursaddress
Dom bar & burgers Sun-Thu 10:00-01:00
Fri 10:00-02:00
Sat 10:00-03:00
Brückengasse 1
78462 Konstanz
Heimat bar in a basement vault Mon-Fri 18:00-01:00
Sat 19:30-03:00
Sun 19:30-01:00
Schreibergasse 2
78462 Konstanz
Manuskript small wine bar Mon-Sat 18:00-01:00 Rheingasse 4
78462 Konstanz
Shamrock irish pub, burger & snacks
different events almost every night
Mon-Thu 17:00-01:00
Fri 16:00-02:00
Sat 14:00-03:00
Sun 15:00-01:00
Bahnhofstraße 4
78462 Konstanz
Tamaras Weinstube regional and international wine, snacks Mon-Sat from 16:00 Zollernstraße 6-8
78462 Konstanz
Turm cafe/bar in the historic "Schnetztor"
live music: 09/17; 09/24; 09/25
Mon-Fri 11:00-01:00
Sat 11:00-03:00
Sun 12:00-21:00
Hussenstraße 66
78462 Konstanz
Weinstube Elefanten restaurant & wine bar in historical building Mon-Sat
Salmansweilergasse 32-34
78462 Konstanz


Boat Tour, Lake of Constance. Tours on Lake Constance with destinations in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. You can also combine the Boat Tour with visiting one of the cities at the lake. The price range, according to the tour you chose, is between 10€ and 20€. If you need help planning your tour on the Lake, you can find an Information point at Konstanz harbor: Hafenstraße 6. Unfortunatley, their internet presence is only available in German.

Meersburg. When you take the car ferry from the Staad harbor, or one of the boat tours described above, you can reach the historic town of Meersburg. The town, lying directly across the lake from Konstanz, is well known for its medieval castle, its esplanade and the wines from the surrounding hills. You can try and buy the wines in little wine bars all over the town.

Mount Säntis, St. Gallen, Switzerland. The highest mountain in the region is the Mount Säntis 61 kilometers from Konstanz. The top of the Säntis can be reached in only 10 minutes by cable railway. The ride on the railway costs about 20€ per person. Also, there are many hiking treks.

Oktoberfest, Munich / Konstanz. The famous Munich Oktoberfest takes place from September 18th until October 4th. To get to Munich takes roughly 4.5 hours by train, or 3.5 hours by car. From September 17th to October 3rd, Konstanz will have its own little Oktoberfest am Bodensee. This is located in Klein Venedig, close to Konstanz main station.

Pfahlbauten, Unteruhldingen. Reconstruction of a village of the stone age build on pickets in the water of Lake Constance. A tour through the village lasts about 45 to 60 minutes and is guided by a tour guide. The village is open everyday from 09:00-19:00, the last guided tour starts at 18:30. The entrance fee is 7€ per person. To reach Unteruhldingen you can take one of the Boat Tours from Konstanz harbor, mentioned above. See this page for more information in English, German, Dutch, French or Italian.

Rheinfall, Schaffhausen, Stein am Rhein. The Rheinfall is a big waterfall at the Rhine river. To reach the Rheinfall, you can take one of the boat tours described above or take the train from Konstanz station. See this page for more informaton in English or German. You can also combine your trip to the Rheinfall with a visit in the historic city of Stein am Rhein.

Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz. The regional orchestra Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz will perform Beethovens Symphony No. 9 on Wednesday 22th and Friday 24th in the Konstanz Konzil and on Thursday 23rd in Kulturzentrum Dreispitz in Kreuzlingen, each starting at 8pm. Tickets may be purchased at Tourist Information GmbH, Bahnhofplatz 13, 78462 Konstanz (phone +49 7531 1330-32) or at Theaterkasse (Stadttheater), Konzilstrasse 11, 78462 Konstanz (phone +49 7531 900-150). Ticket prices range from 15€ to 40€.

Technorama, Winterthur. The Technorama is a Swiss center for science. The exhibit presents scientific phenomena in an interactive way. The motto is: "hands-on - brains-on". It is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00-17:00. The entrance fee is about 20€ per person. To reach the Technorama you have to go by train or car to Winterthur (roughly 45 minutes by train).