Freestyle

Those who prefer sports without an instructor should prepare for the popular Konstanz Old Town Run: Jogging freaks will run the four kilometres in just 13 minutes. Why not train together and register as a team?

At the “Hörnle” beach you can play beach volleyball, chess, table tennis, badminton and ring tennis. You can practice your putting while playing minigolf nearby too.

On the Bodanrück peninsula (20 minutes by car) you can play real golf – 18 holes, and, of course, only in compliance with the rules of etiquette and the corresponding wherewithal.

From Rugby to hockey on in-line skates

Introduced by students in the mid-1990s, Rugby (women and men) is among the rising team sports in the city.  In terms of popularity and participation, the contact sport comes in fourth place after handball, basketball and volleyball.

Otherwise, there are many soccer, sailing, volleyball and badminton clubs, while sports such as engine powered flight, chess, in-line skate hockey and therapeutic horseback riding are also offered.

Around the lake by bike

It is environmentally friendly and particularly popular among tourists: travelling around the entire lake by bike. The 268 km trip takes you through three countries in seven to eight days. If you start clock-wise, you will always be on the lake side of the road. The bike paths are generally flat, while those who run out of energy nonetheless can take the ship or train back home. Otherwise, don’t forget your passport and make sure you’re in the right mobile phone network. Shorter tours take you around the lower lake (Untersee), from Konstanz to Romanshorn or around Reichenau Island. The many well-kept walking and bicycle paths are also suitable for in-line skating.

Science Fiction Sports

No, George Lucas is not filming on Lake Constance. The electric-powered sci-fi apparatuses called Segway are steered exclusively by shifts in body weight. You can cruise around indoors with an instructor at the Seemaxx Outlet Centre in Radolfzell, as well as outside, for example, through Konstanz.

And some sportspersons have even been spotted at night time at the “Hörnle” beach playing speedminton.