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Lake Constance Sightseeing Boats
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Lake Constance Boat and Ferry Links

Hohentwiel photo

ABOVE: The restored steamer Hohentwiel in Friedrichshafen Harbor, with a Romanshorn-Friedrichshafen car ferry passing the breakwater.

Passenger boats

White Fleet
Three passenger-ship companies offer scheduled service and themed excursions around the lake from spring through fall, using antique or modern boats. For destinations, timetables, and prices, see:

Der Katamaran
With a top speed of 40 km/h or 25 mph, these hourly passenger ferries connect Konstanz to Friedrichshafen in 48 minutes.

This vintage steamer was built in 1913, decommissioned in 1962, and given a new life in 1990 after major renovations. Today, it offers excursions from Friedrichshafen (some with meals, others with music or literature themes).

Car ferries

Ferries run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Travel time on this route is approximately 40 minutes, and ferries run hourly from early morning until late evening on most days. (Click the "Fahrplan" links for timetables.)

Regional transportation guide

Tageskarte Euregio Bodensee
If you aren't fazed by German and have a bit of patience, you can use this site to learn about zoned day tickets for multimodal transportation on Lake Constance/Bodensee and in in the surrounding areas of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

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Also see:
Mainau - The Flower Island
Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen