With its clean lakes and rivers, SouthWest Germany is great for all sorts of water sports. Go to windsurf or to sail, to scuba dive or to paddle a canoe. Popular lakes include the Mummelsee or the Schluchsee, as well as Lake Constance, Germany’s very own Riviera.

Southern SouthWest Germany is known for its sunshine and wide range of water sports. With Lake Constance, as well as many other clean lakes and rivers, everyone can enjoy swimming, sailing, surfing, canoeing or jet skiing.

Lake Constance

When it comes to water sports, Lake Constance is the great all-rounder, offering everything from sailing, windsurfing and canoeing to kayaking, swimming or just relaxing on a pedal boat (pedalo). Not forgetting the sunny shoreline for sunbathing. As well as boat rental shops, the windsurfing and sailing schools have highly-qualified instructors ready to help beginners. Or, just crash out on a beach, stroll though a charming village or explore the countryside.


Lake Constance is not the only lake in SouthWest Germany: the region is dotted with calm lakes, fed by clear, clean rivers. All are lovely for swimming, going for a pedal-boat (pedalo) ride or just relaxing. Some of the most famous and romantic lakes are in the Black Forest: Titisee, Schluchsee or the legendary Mummelsee. In the Swabian-Franconian Forest, surrounded by vineyards, Lake Breitenauer is popular with water-sports enthusiasts.


Germans love to canoe. And they love to paddle on rivers such as the Neckar, Kocher and Jagst or even the Danube Valley, where the Danube is still small! You can canoe for a few hours, or a few days. On the River Neckar, you look up at mighty medieval fortresses. On the River Jagst, the experience varies from paddling on a gently flowing steam to riding rapids that provide the adrenaline rush of a thrill ride!