International Lake Constance Week

International Lake Constance Week

May 24, 2024May 26, 2024
Lake Constance

Feel the sunshine on your face and the wind blow through your hair while enjoying the action in the harbour during International Lake Constance Week! Water sports, boat exhibitions, sailing and rowing bring colour to the lake that borders Switzerland, Germany and Austria. 

A sailing event that brings countries together

Around 1.000 athletes from the countries surrounding the lake, as well as from New Zealand, Scandinavia and Italy are expected to participate in regattas taking place during the International Lake Constance Week. Visitors won’t only be able to cheer during sailing competitions and marvel over 160 classic and modern sailing yachts, but they can also experience rowing up close during the rowing regatta!

To provide entertainment alongside the lake competitions, there are waterski shows by the European champion Swiss German Motor Boat Club (DSMC) water ski show group. They’ll amaze you by doing acrobatic feats on water that you wouldn’t think possible!

Land programme of Lake Constance Week

During International Constance Week, there is a maritime exhibition and harbour market where visitors can stroll along the promenade and get a taste of the sea air for free. Find nautical-themed accessories, attend concerts or watch model boat sailing demonstrations in between cheering on your favourite athletes. 

There is also a Ferris wheel at the harbour for families with kids to enjoy during the sailing event. Many shops are also open in the historic old town of Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg so you can get a souvenir from the quick trip to Germany!

Plan your visit to the International Lake Constance Week

The sailing events take place on Lake Constance and the supporting programme takes place in Konstanz in Germany. This is only a short walk away from the Swiss border and is easy to get to if you’re driving and by public transport. For more information about the event and how to get there from Switzerland, visit the official International Lake Constance Week website.

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