One thing is for certain: to cope with study stress the best thing to do is relax. There may be other cities with lovely artificial lakes, but those who have grilled their meat and sausages at the BBQ area down by the lake know that Konstanz offers a true vacation feeling.
There are eleven official BBQ spots providing a grill, grate, tables and benches. Nevertheless, some people take the risk of having an illegal BBQ along the Seestraße (Lake Promenade), and being caught.
Find here an overview with all official BBQ spots.
If life were only always this easy: near the old town the Schänzle-beach beckons along the Rhine, which HTWG students seem to regard as their own entryway to the lake. Sausages are available directly at the Strandbar.
University students are frequently seen at the beach of the water sports facilities. Whether this primarily has to do with the nudist section has not yet been scientifically proven. More likely it has to do with its proximity to the main building and the nice view of the Island Mainau. You can have a BBQ here, too.
Those who attach great importance to a great view should take their grill set to the Bismarck tower, which just turned 100 years, amidst of the Konstanz vineyards or to ‘Purren‘, a parking space for hikers above Litzelstetten.
Located just two kilometres from the city centre is the Kuhhorn-beach in Tägerwilen. Please keep the limit for meat imports in mind and enjoy the view of the natural reserve “Wollmatinger Ried”.
There is no summer in Konstanz without a visit to the Horn-beach, called “Hörnle” by everyone, located at the tip of the Bodanrück peninsula. Students lay here in the sun with their reading material or play beach volleyball. Feel-good package deluxe: free entry, a giant grass area to relax and sausages at the kiosk.
Ever swum in a smuggler’s bay? Precisely. But now you can, on the shores of the Seestraße You can also cool down on both sides of the bicycle bridge. Sunbathing spots on the urban shores of the Seerhein are highly coveted. However, you might not be able to unwind completely as the HTWG is situated just across.
Water is the mother of invention, and thus a few lifeguards decided, back in the 70s, to go swimming exactly on New Year’s Eve. By now this New Year’s Eve swimming has turned into a happening that attracts more and more water aficionados. Even though nowadays it takes place shortly before New Year’s Eve.
You would like to have a BBQ on a balmy summer’s evening, party, relax or get your books out? Then come and enjoy the Seepark, the recreational area in Kreuzlingen. From the wooden observation tower you will have a great view of the adjacent natural reserve.