Forests and vineyards surround the picturesque town of Uhldingen-Muhlhofen. Set on the shores of Lake Constance, it’s a great base for summer getaways. Visit a fascinating open-air archaeological museum, sip your way through the Lake Constance winemaking region and explore a Mediterranean-inspired island.
Things to do in Uhldingen-Mühlhofen
Travel back in time at Pfahlbauten, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The open-air archaeological museum features reconstructed stilt houses from the Bronze and Stone Ages. Walk around the complex, peer into the prehistoric dwellings and take part in hands-on activities like stone carving workshops.
Leafy vineyards cascade down the slopes above Lake Constance. Warm temperatures and lashings of sunshine make the area a prime winegrowing region. Join guided cellar tours and sample signature wines like Müller-Thurgau and Pinot Noir in wood-panelled tasting rooms.
Rent a bike and explore the scenic Bodensee-Radweg cycle path, which loops around Lake Constance and takes you past charming towns and villages. Tackle bite-sized sections or pack lunch and set off on a full-day ride.
Enjoy spectacular views over the lake from Basilica de Birnau. The postcard-perfect Baroque church is perched high above the lake and is an important Roman Catholic pilgrimage site. Admire the beautiful ceiling frescoes and enormous organ.
Board a ferry and sail to Insel Mainau, a flower-filled islet on the other side of the lake. Stroll around the lush, Mediterranean-inspired gardens and be amazed by hundreds of colourful butterflies in the Butterfly House. The tropical greenhouses are filled with palms, orchids and tropical blooms.
Getting around Uhldingen-Mühlhofen
Uhldingen-Muhlhofen is compact and easy to get around on foot. The town is on the north-west end of Lake Constance, a 40-minute drive from Konstanz, two hours from Stuttgart and 2.5 hours from Munich. Passenger ferries connect Uhldingen-Muhlhofen with other towns and villages on Lake Constance. Trains connect Uhldingen-Muhlhofen with major cities in Germany and Switzerland. Munich International Airport is a three-hour drive away.