Seasons in Langenargen
Langenargen through changing seasons
Langenargen is well worth a trip during any season.
The tree blossoms present a fascinating and colourful display in spring, Lake Constance itself provides a great way to cool down in summer, autumn is the ideal season for hiking and bike tours and a walk along the lakeside in the crispy clear air during winter is wonderfully invigorating.
Spring at the lake
Enjoy a sea of blossoms by the Swabian Sea (as the locals jokingly refer to the lake)
The Lake Constance region transforms itself to a blaze of colourful blossoms in spring. Hundreds of thousands of apple trees, pear trees and other types of fruit trees present this amazing spectacle of nature in white and red.
Spring comes to Lake Constance earlier than in other regions. While the lifts of the nearby Swiss and Austrian Alps still operate for sunshine skiing, guests can enjoy the spring temperatures in the gardens along the lakeside promenade and in the street and lakeside cafés of Langenargen as from mid March. The first ice cream of spring tastes particularly good after a long winter. Spring is also an ideal time of year to go on a bike tour along Lake Constance or to go hiking in the hilly hinterlands.
For a number of years now, around mid April, the whole town of Langenargen has celebrated a grand historical Saisoneröffnung festival at Montfort Castle.
Summer at the lake
Pure sunshine, warm temperatures and always a pleasant breeze drifting from the lake. Such is summer in Langenargen at Lake Constance. Ideal weather to enjoy nature around the lake.
Perfect weather conditions for a bike tour along Lake Constance. No matter whether you prefer an easy afternoon tour or a challenging 3 country circuit around the lake: Due to the central location, Langenargen is the ideal starting point for excursions in the Lake Constance region. And, if the course does prove to be a little too long, bike riders can board a boat in almost every town around the lake and head comfortably back to Langenargen.
After going on a bike tour you can relax and cool down in the Langenargen Strandbad outdoor bathing facility. The wonderfully situated outdoor bathing facility directly by the lake provides Bathing Fun for young and old. The facility offers a heated swimming pool, a fun pool with a water mushroom and water chute, as well as a water-play area for the little ones. A bathing raft and a water carousel are provided in the lake itself. Playground equipment and a sand pit are also provided for youngsters within the bathing facility.
A large sunbathing lawn with a panorama view of the lake and the lakeside, the lake and the mountains invites guests to stretch out and enjoy a little active recreation in the fresh air. The kiosk within the bathing facility has a lakeside terrace where you can enjoy cold, refreshing drinks.
Opening hours: Mid May - mid September 9.00 am. – 20.00 pm.
The Uferfest lakeside festival is the largest festival in Langenargen. The fist weekend of the summer holidays of Baden-Württemberg beginning of 4 days of atmospheric party fun and high spirits in the lakeside gardens of Langenargen at Lake Constance.
Impressive play of colors in autumn
The deep blue lake, the sugar-coated Alps, the patchwork colors of the woods: Autumn creates an impressive display of colors at Lake of the Constance.
You can take a leisurely walk along the Swabian seafront and enjoy the breathtaking views of the moody lake and the Swiss Alps on the opposite side. But if you would prefer to go on a more challenging mountain hiking tour, you can do this in the nearby Alps of Allgäu and Austria.
Watch the fruit farmers as they reap their apples and try the crunchy apples of Lake Constance. The regional fruit is a true pleasure even in liquid form as apple juice or fruit schnaps. The local catering businesses pamper you with delicacies from cuisine and cellar. A freshly caught and prepared filet of whitefish together with a tangy white wine is a true treat for the pallate.
Wintertime: Tranquillity at the lake
Life around the lake slows down and becomes quieter in winter. However, this certainly doesn't mean that it gets boring here. Lake Constance also has its own special charm in winter. The lake lies tranquilly in the white winter landscape, here and there are birds strutting back and forth on the thin layer of ice at the water's edge. People stroll leisurely along the promenade, enjoying the tranquillity and the clear view of the snow-capped Alps on the opposite side of the lake. There is no sign of the hectic activity that usually prevails here in summer months. And, after an invigorating winter walk through the snowy landscape, the culinary specialities of the region, such as a fried filet of whitefish from the lake, taste particularly good.
The Christmas market in the historical town centre of Langenargen has been a popular venue during the Advent season for many years. The next Christmas market takes place from 4th - 6th of December, 2009.
Langenargen is also an ideal starting point for those who would like to go skiing in the nearby Alps of Allgäu and Austria. The ski resorts in Allgäu (e.g. Oberstaufen, Immenstadt and Balderschwang) and in the Bregenzerwald region (e.g. Bödele, Diedamskopf, Damüls) provide great fun on the slopes in close proximity to Lake Constance (approx. 45 minutes – 1.5 hours driving time). Those who have higher ambitions can take a day trip to the Arlberg region to Lech/Zürs/St.Anton or to the Montafon region to Schruns or Gargellen. These ski resorts can be reached via the Rheintalautobahn in around 1.5 hours.
Day trip tip:
The ski train from Bregenz-Lochau takes you dierctly to St. Anton am Arlberg.