17 - 23 June 2024


Plasticfree peaks? Not only! Alongside mountain peaks, bodies of water are an important part of our habitat that must be protected. And what could be more obvious than to take on Germany's largest inland body of water? Under the umbrella of the "ECHT nachhaltig Bodensee" brand of Deutsche Bodensee Tourismus GmbH, we are organising the Lake Constance CleanUP Days for the third time.


If you look at Lake Constance from our home region, the Allgäu, you might think it has always been there. But that's not true: the lake in its present form was formed between 10,000 and 14,000 years ago as a product of the ice ages.

We love the almost Mediterranean flair when we enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine on the lakeside promenade on a beautiful summer evening. But we enjoy hiking, cycling or travelling by Sup on and around the lake just as much. So it's time to give something back! Together with our partner, Deutsche Bodensee Tourismus GmbH, let's protect the uniqueness of this beautiful place!

Do you want to help? Then sign up, lace up your hiking boots, pack your swimming gear and set off to do something good!

Register now!

How to CleanUP

Do you want to take part? Then start by choosing a route along the German shore of Lake Constance or in the surrounding communities that you would like to clear of rubbish and check our CleanUP Map to see if this route is already being travelled. No? We have summarised all the other steps you need to take to participate in our "Step by Step" guide. 
So much in advance: Anyone can take part in the PATRON CleanUP Tour & it's free of charge, of course, because every action counts! 

To the CleanUP guide

PATRON goes bodensee

As a non-profit organisation, we will of course not miss the opportunity to lend a hand at the Lake Constance CleanUP Days. On the weekend of 21 to 23 June, we will be organising an after-work CleanUP on the shore and a community hike in the surrounding area, where you can also join us and get to know us. We will also be celebrating our joint success at Sundowner Vibes in Lindau and a relaxed day with FutureUP Market, TrashArt and #patronconcert at the Wirthshof in Markdorf. More information: News & Events.

But we're not the only ones organising guided CleanUPs during the event period. You will soon be able to see when and where you can join a group on our CleanUP Map under the Lake Constance CleanUP Days | Guided CleanUP tab. 


Do good & even get rewarded for it? It's possible! All hard-working waste collectors have the chance to win great prizes from our partners & sponsors. 

Take #grabitandtagit to heart during the Lake Constance CleanUP Days (17-23 June 2024) and upload a photo of your CleanUP Day to our CleanUP Gallery. And you're in the draw! Find out what you can win here shortly.

To the CleanUP Gallery


To enable you to give something back to Mother Nature, we provide you with tips for a nature-friendly stay and a safe CleanUP in the great outdoors. 

We have developed the 10 key ideas for a CleanUP together with our partners from the Albrecht von Dewitz Foundation and outdooractive.

To the CleanUP guidelines

Partners & sponsors of the Lake Constance CleanUP Days 2024

A big thanks goes out to our partners & sponsors of the Bodensee CleanUP Days 2024. We are really happy & proud to say that we are supported by you! Without you, the CleanUP Days and the organisation of the workshops, community hikes and concerts would not be possible in this form!

Become a sponsoring partner of CleanUP Days.


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"Every strong tree was once a small plant and every great action begins with a small gesture."



Lake Constance CleanUP Days 2023.

20 - 25 June 2023.

2,200 participants.

650 kilometres.

198 routes.

You were there? Thanks for your contribution!
We'll show you more successes in our annual review 2023

Protective instinct awakened?