Since the Greek is from an island it is only fair to put him on the water to finish the trip in a nice way. And so we did – on the Lake Constance.
Look how small he is!
The sky is so so – but this is the last weekend to rent a boat. Sunday night they close for this season.
Hazy towards Switzerland
Quick refresh of the Captains memory
Beer 'o clock on the Lake Constance
On the lake
Mitsos – so happy!
We leave the land behind
Happy happy – lucky lucky
Towards the Rhine river
The birds love them
A few weeks ago I was eating lunch over there
Switzerland on the left – Germany on the right
Gottlieben from the water
There is a bird reserve on the German side
On the lookout
All sorts of water sport
This thing looks fast
On the way back to Stuttgart – Mitsos and his favourite toy
Today in the evening we crossed the border to Austria. Booked a room in a small hotel in the mountains. Turned out that it belongs to a Dutch couple that got it a few years ago. We where the only guests and the place were really quiet. They made us a Pizza and after two beers we went to sleep. The next day we had an early breakfast and where on the road again.
The sun is deep down – the shadows grow longer
Thomasberg, Lower Austria
On the way to the hotel
The next day it was driving and driving – to get to Stuttgart for the night.
A bit before Schwarzenbichtle
The next small village
We only drove the small roads here as well
Zell am See
Zell am See
Weißkirchen in Steiermark, Styria
Sankt Peter ob Judenburg, Styria
Tamsweg – not good if you travel with a van or any bigger vehicle
Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer
In Germany we went on the highway – we where late and I wanted to show Mitsos the Münster in Ulm.
Augsburg Forest Nature Park
Ulmer Münster. The construction for this old church started in 1377. It will remain the tallest church in the world until the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain is completed. It is the 5th tallest structure built before the 20th century with 161.5 meters!
Second part of pictures from my trip down to the lake in Summer 2017
This house was build in 1204 – painted with a scene from the old Fish Market
Dark clouds over Reichenau
House at Seestrasse in Konstanz
Hotel at Seestrasse in Konstanz
Another house at Seestrasse in Konstanz
On the way to the hairdresser
Konstanz Minster or Konstanz Cathedral
In German: Das Konstanzer Münster Unserer Lieben Frau
The first mention of a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary was in 615. The church was upgraded over the years to a cathedral. It collapsed in 1052 and a new one built on the same ground. The next 300 years a tower was constructed, then another. A fire destroyed a tower and parts of the church as well as 96 houses. They rebuild the tower and made the church bigger. In 1955 Pope Pius XII raised the Cathedral to a papal Basilica Minor.
Is that the Pope??
Graves inside the church
When mother is sick and nobody knows how to work the microwave
Not sure what happens but it looks like they try to save the last souls before the Red Army arrives
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