Museums in Constance

Get to know the culture and history of the city of Constance


The Rosgartenmuseum in Constance shows the art and cultural history of the city of Constance and the Lake Constance region. The museum was founded in 1870 by the Constance pharmacist and city councilor Ludwig Leiner and since then the collections from the region and the city of Constance can be found there. In the Middle Ages, the house “Zum Rosgarten” was the guild house of butchers, pharmacists, grocers, pot makers and rope makers. It was first mentioned in 1324 and in 1445 it was combined with the neighboring house “Zum Schwarzen Widder”. Both coats of arms still hang in the portal of the museum today.

After visiting the museum, you can visit the historically stylish museum café. The idyllic inner courtyard is a pool of calm in the otherwise often busy city center in summer.


In the Archaeological State Museum everything revolves around the archaeological finds in and around Constance. The museum is located in the former Petershausen monastery, not far from the city center. Here, the state’s archeology is presented in cross-section and finds from the Neolithic to Medieval archeology are exhibited. A special highlight, not just for children, is the Playmobil exhibition, in which historical scenes are recreated with Playmobil.


As a “window to the lake”, the nature museum shows the unique landscape of Lake Constance. The creation and habitats of Lake Constance are clearly presented with animals and models on display. All senses must be used to get to know Lake Constance perfectly – from petting animals to animal sounds, everything is there.

The museum is located in Sea Life Constance, directly on the lakeshore and just a few steps from the main train station, the harbor and the shipping pier.