Long distance hiking trail • Stages tour

Anniversary Trail Bodenseekreis


34:20 h
117 km
1780 m
1780 m

111 km from Kressbronn to Überlingen - of course there would also be a direct route, but what is it called? The way is the goal.

The anniversary trail was established in 1998 for the 25th anniversary of the Lake Constance district. The aim was to create a route away from the well-known routes directly by the lake and to open up new perspectives that would allow visitors to experience the diversity of the landscape in the Lake Constance region. Each stage starts and ends in a village with connections to public transport and overnight accommodation. So you can decide for yourself where you want to continue hiking the next day or where you want to take a short cut.

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Tour details

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34:20 h
117 km
1780 m
1780 m
Highest point
809 m
Lowest point
396 m

Specifics of the tour

scenic / geology / culture

Tour signs


The stops:

Each community of the anniversary trail has its own charm. Discover the beauty of the villages on your own or visit the local tourist information offices for more tips.


The village is beautifully situated on the shore of Lake Constance and is characterized by picturesque orchards and vineyards. You can experience relaxing peace and naturalness in the village itself and in the surrounding districts. Culture tip: Milz Farm (former farm and "Schultheißenhof", cultural monument of special importance), Museum im Schlössle (in the castle)


The place on the border to the Allgäu invites you. With its location in the hilly landscape, the many lakes and ponds and its great forest and hiking trails in a unique landscape with its own character. Culture tip: 200-year-old Mariengrotte from Argenbimsstein, St. Ulrichskapelle in Elmenau with frescos from the 12th and 13th century, colorful witch house of the painter Melchior Setz (†) in Hinteressach.


The hop metropolis in the Lake Constance region and lovely city with baroque flair invites you to discover numerous sights and historical anecdotes far away from the hustle and bustle of the lake. Culture tip: Hopfengut No20, Electronics and Montfort Museum, Hop Trail from Hopfengut No20 to the city center, New Castle


Surrounded by attractive cultural landscape in direct proximity to the Bodensee and the alps, but far away from the large bustle, Meckenbeuren offers various vacation and leisure possibilities. Culture tip: Humpisschloss Brochenzell (restaurant and museum), pilgrimage site St. James Church


The "Obstgarten am Bodensee" combines 1,200 years of history, cultivated tradition and self-confident village life with honest hospitality. Guests appreciate the mix of nearby city life (Ailingen = largest district of Friedrichshafen) and village surroundings. Culture tip: Haldenberg Chapel


The idyllic village is embedded in beautiful, extensive fruit plantations at the foot of the Gehrenberg and the valley of the Rotach, in the middle of nature. On an apple tour you will experience exciting things first hand. Culture tip: Kulturhaus Mühle is a meeting place for friends of art, culture, concerts etc.


The charming small town is characterized by half-timbered houses, fountains, cosy stores, historic buildings and inviting squares. Culture tip: evening tour with night watchman, witch tower, modern art and culture center "Stadtgalerie


The state-approved climatic health resort lies between the Gehrenberg and the Höchsten. Wide fields, clear streams, lush orchard meadows - a real idyll only 15 km from Lake Constance. Culture tip: 200 km hiking trail network with Lake Constance country walks, Franziskusweg, swinging trail (14 x swinging fun), St. George church in Limpach (around 1500)


Even if the lake shore is covered in fog, the Heiligenberg plateau is mostly in bright sunshine high above the lake. Unique view over the Salem valley, Lake Constance and the Alps. State-approved climatic health resort. Culture tip: Castle of the Princes of Fürstenberg (guided tours from Easter to 31.10.)


Fairytale landscape... lush green meadows, rolling hills and magnificent views of the Salem valley... Frickingen awaits its guests for apple blossoming, harvesting, cycling and hiking. Culture tip: Restored half-timbered houses from the 16th century, village center with Martinskirche (15th century), pilgrimage site Weingartenkapelle, Europe's first vacation train station in art nouveau style


Very close to the lake lies the beautiful and quiet resort, surrounded by the panoramic terraces in the landscape park Bodensee-Linzgau. Culture tip: Late Gothic parish church St. Peter and Paul, listed half-timbered houses, nature trail and Heinz-Sielmann pond, 1000 year old lime tree


The historical town is characterized by winding alleys, former vine paths and half-timbered houses as well as the Gothic-Baroque town church. Culture tip: Exhibition at the tourist information office on the pile-dwelling site with relics from the Stone and Bronze Ages (World Heritage List), steep bank landscape with castle ruins


Stately patrician houses, fortified towers and deep moats characterize the picture of Überlingen's historic old town. The "garden culture" is a symbol of the city with shady parks, enchanted gardens and the greened former fortifications. Culture tip: St. Nikolaus Cathedral, city garden, city museum with panorama garden, garden culture path

Author's recommendation

Our tip:

In order to fully enjoy the "dramaturgy" of the path with all its views, insights and highlights, we recommend that you walk the anniversary trail from east to west in the direction described



Safety information

Anniversary path markings:

Simply follow the continuous yellow markings with the coat of arms of the Lake Constance district and the inscription "Jubiläumsweg Bodenseekreis", which are located at all important path and branch points. In addition, you will come across small signs along the way.

Planning and arrival

Starting point

Train station Kressbronn

The train station Kressbronn can be ideally reached by train from Lindau and Friedrichshafen. Thanks to the bus connection you are also well connected to Tettnang and other places in the surrounding area. There are also parking facilities in the direct vicinity.


Train station Therme Überlingen

Once you arrive in Überlingen, you are perfectly connected by train again. With one change at Stadtbahnhof in Friedrichshafen you will get back to the starting point of the tour in Kressbronn.