Athens to Stuttgart Road Trip Part 15 – Lake Constance

April 28, 2018 at 05:03

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.

Kloster Birnau⁩
Kloster Birnau

Look how small he is!
Look how small he is!

The sky is so so
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
Hazy towards Switzerland

Quick refresh of the Captains memory
Quick refresh of the Captains memory

‎⁨Uhldingen-Mühlhofen⁩ harbour
‎⁨Uhldingen-Mühlhofen⁩ harbour

Beer 'o clock on the ‎⁨Lake Constance⁩
Beer 'o clock on the ‎⁨Lake Constance⁩

On the lake
On the lake

Mainau Island
Mainau Island

Captain Steiner
Captain Steiner

Mitsos - so happy!
Mitsos – so happy!

We leave the land behind
We leave the land behind

Happy happy - lucky lucky
Happy happy – lucky lucky

Full power!
Full power!

Towards the Rhine river
Towards the Rhine river

OK!
OK!

Konstanz
Konstanz

Konstanz

The birds love them
The birds love them

A few weeks ago I was eating lunch over there
A few weeks ago I was eating lunch over there

Nice bar
Nice bar

Towards Switzerland
Towards Switzerland

Another one
Another one

Switzerland on the left - Germany on the right
Switzerland on the left – Germany on the right

Gottlieben from the water
Gottlieben from the water

There is a bird reserve on the German side
There is a bird reserve on the German side

Fisherman
Fisherman

On the lookout
On the lookout

All sorts of water sport
All sorts of water sport

This thing looks fast
This thing looks fast

On the way back to Stuttgart - Mitsos and his favourite toy
On the way back to Stuttgart – Mitsos and his favourite toy

Fall Weekend at Lake Constance

February 1, 2016 at 10:52

Was not really motivated to start working so why not visit Anja at Lake Constance or Bodensee as we call it here in Germany. She moved to Konstanz a few years ago. Konstanz has a border with Switzerland so you have loads of Swiss coming over at the weekend and do their shopping, drinking and dining for cheap. Since the Swiss Frank rose again last year it got even cheaper for them. Thus Konstanz is full of nice little shops, cafe’s and restaurants. Everything is renovated and clean – and a bit more expensive since the Swiss do not look really how much a Beer or Coffee is over here.

Lake Constance
Took flixbus to Konstanz. Still the cheapest and the city bus stop is right in the center. Only 5 minutes walk away from Anja’s place. Great! This is the Schnetztor, part of the former city wall. Civilization in Konstanz dates back to the late Stone Age. Later the Celts settled here. Around 40 AD, the first Romans drove them out and build a roman town here. It’s history is rich and worth to look up if you ever decide to come here. Another little piece of information: Because it almost lies within Switzerland Konstanz was not bombed during World War II. The city left all its lights on at night so from the air it looked like it is actually Switzerland. Clever eh?

Lake Constance
Since Anja was super busy I took the little on to the vet.

Lake Constance
The next day with blue sky – perfect for a long dog walk along the river. We did cross into Switzerland and passed lots of fields before we made it to the water.

Lake Constance
Almost ready for the harvest

Lake Constance

Lake Constance
There are some small villages on the Swiss side of the river. Not a lot on the other side.

Lake Constance
Had coffee in Gottlieben. Finally a Selfie in the toilet – never had one!

Lake Constance
Fancy place build into an old house. And a nice way to display your wine to the customers. If only it would be on the other side of the river – Small coffee – 5€ – örgs!

Lake Constance

Lake Constance

Lake Constance

Lake Constance

Lake Constance

Lake Constance

Lake Constance

Lake Constance
Konstanz harbour at night

Lake Constance
Good night

Lake Constance
Look how much fun you can have with a long board!

Lake Constance
At the harbour in Konstanz

Lake Constance
Since April 2007 the border line between Germany and Switzerland is no longer marked by a fence but by a sculpture border. At last for a few hundred meters from the lake into town. Johannes Dörflinger designed a work of art comprising 22 individual sculptures. The objects represent the trumps of the tarot, the “Great Arkana”. Hmmm why not but why??

Lake Constance
This is me again with a little dog!

Lake Constance
And this is a Zeppelin – doing his thing – way up in the air.

 

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Betriebsausflug 2011 to Brauerei Blank and Lake Bodensee

November 8, 2011 at 18:13

Steiner, Joga and Mr. Gräber did attend this year. The neighbour was somehow busy with his girl…
Due to the temperatures we decided against the convertible and took the limousine.

Betriebsausflug 2011

On the way – thanks that german gas stations still sell beer

Betriebsausflug 2011

After a nice evening at Brauerei Blank we did cruise to the lake Bodensee. Gray sky and thanks to the mattress a fucked up back this did not look to promising.

Betriebsausflug 2011

This is the 1st step in the production of Most – our version of apple wine – had a few last night and they where super!

Betriebsausflug 2011

The guy across the pub had a head with a sign in the window…

Betriebsausflug 2011

Next day: perfect for a november day at the lake. it was warm and sunny all day long. view from the lawn of the house

Betriebsausflug 2011

Before we drove home we walked to the little island next to the house

Betriebsausflug 2011

Betriebsausflug 2011

Entrance to the harbour