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The lake from its most beautiful side

A boat trip means pure pleasure: On deck, you relax wonderfully and let the view work its magic on you. Relax and unwind with a glass of white wine or a good cup of coffee. The peaks of the Austrian and Swiss Alps pass by, magnificent towns and villages greet you from the shore. The castle in Meersburg, Constance with its Imperia and the historic old town or the Austrian town of Bregenz are already visible from afar.

To the most beautiful destinations

With a fleet of twelve ships, the BSB offers regular service on Lake Constance as well as excursions and events. From Easter until autumn, the scheduled ships connect all the important places around the lake according to a fixed timetable, whereby some courses are designed as round trips, so that you can explore Lake Überlingen, for example, without changing trains. This means that the BSB also visit the best attractions on the lake, including the flower island of Mainau, the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen or the famous lake dwellings in Unteruhldingen. If you want to get high up, the ships take you to the Pfänderbahn in Bregenz. Or how about a stroll through the old towns of Constance and Lindau? For most attractions, the BSB offers a combi-ticket which includes a boat trip and admission.

Pasta, meat and great views

Many round trips have a theme. Thus the passengers are spoiled with the "Pasta-Plausch" of the onboard catering: There is pasta on the round trip in the Überlinger lake, as much as one wants. The tour starts in the port of Constance or in the port of Meersburg. At "Grill & Chill" the guests on board enjoy specialities from the grill. The evening round trip in Obersee is offered from Constance and Meersburg. Asparagus and wine lovers will also get their money's worth. And why not have a music breakfast on board?

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Trips to the Bregenz Festival

A highlight of the year at Lake Constance is the Bregenz Festival. The opera "Rigoletto" by Giuseppe Verdi will be performed in 2019. The festival cruise takes its guests from the ports of Constance, Meersburg and Friedrichshafen to Bregenz. Included in the price are the boat trip to the lake stage and back, a 3-course festival menu, admission to the festival and a midnight soup on the way back. From Lindau and Bad Schachen there is also a festival shuttle service that goes directly to the lake stage.

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Fire magic on board

In summer, the shore and lake night festivals will attract thousands of visitors to Lake Constance. Constance and Kreuzlingen will host the biggest fireworks display at the Seenachtfest. From almost all harbours and landing places on Lake Constance and the Rhine, spectator ships depart promising a clear view of the fireworks. The guests experience a unique ambience at the fireworks gala on board the motor ship "Überlingen": The guests enjoy a fine gala buffet with aperitif and marvel at the impressive fireworks from the first row.

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MS "Schwaben" visual experience

The completely renewed heart of the White Fleet, MS "Schwaben" (Swabia), shines since Easter 2018 in the splendour of the Art Deco style of the 1930s and invites to nostalgia & enjoyment. The ship takes passengers on a journey between Dixie Swing, bold history and fine delicacies. What visually amazes the passengers most is the new design of the various decks and the restaurants they are accommodated on. Each deck has its own colour scheme, petrol, ocean blue and mustard yellow are the typical colours. Even a lighting concept of its own was specially designed for the ship. MS "Schwaben" is in regular service throughout the season.

Charter ships for different occasions

With a fleet of twelve ships, the Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe (BSB) (Lake Constance Ship Operators) offer regularly scheduled services throughout Lake Constance as well as excursion and programme cruises. Companies, clubs or private individuals can charter a ship for a special occasion, be it an anniversary, an annual excursion or a wedding. During different round trips, it is possible to explore the Obersee, the Überlinger See or the Untersee. In the evening, the passengers watch the sunset from the ship.

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Schedule also in the cold season

By the way, after the end of the course trip, the BSB is not the end of the story. In the period before Christmas, there is still a wide range of activities on offer, including fondue rides, for example. Passengers can enjoy an Advent trip in the afternoon or a Christmas party on the ship. A boat trip can also be combined with a visit to the Christmas markets by the lake. The BSB ships are also ideal for company Christmas parties. The last highlight of the year is the New Year's Eve cruise with fireworks.

All information about the cruises and online tickets can be found at www.bsb.de.

This destination is a member of the Verband der Tourismuswirtschaft Bodensee.
"The best of Lake Constance"

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78462 Konstanz
Phone +49 (0) 7531 36400

The schedule and departure times of the BSB can be found here.
The ticket prices for the BSB ships can be found here.

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