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

Athens to Stuttgart Road Trip Part 14 – Budapest – Austria – Stuttgart

April 27, 2018 at 09:37

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.

‎⁨Neckenmarkt⁩, ⁨Burgenland⁩
Neckenmarkt⁩, ⁨Burgenland⁩

The sun is deep down - the shadows grow longer
The sun is deep down – the shadows grow longer

‎⁨Thomasberg⁩, ⁨Lower Austria⁩
Thomasberg⁩, ⁨Lower Austria⁩

On the way to the hotel
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
A bit before Schwarzenbichtle

The next small village
The next small village

We only drove the small roads here as well
We only drove the small roads here as well

Zell am See
Zell am See

Zell am See

Zell am See
Zell am See

‎⁨Weißkirchen in Steiermark⁩, ⁨Styria⁩
‎⁨Weißkirchen in Steiermark⁩, ⁨Styria⁩

‎⁨Sankt Peter ob Judenburg⁩, ⁨Styria
‎⁨Sankt Peter ob Judenburg⁩, ⁨Styria

‎⁨Teufenbach-Katsch⁩, ⁨Styria⁩
Teufenbach-Katsch⁩, ⁨Styria

‎⁨Ranten⁩, ⁨Styria
Ranten⁩, ⁨Styria

‎⁨Ranten⁩, ⁨Styria

‎Tamsweg⁩ - not good if you travel with a van or any bigger vehicle
Tamsweg⁩ – not good if you travel with a van or any bigger vehicle

Penk
Penk

Tweng⁩
Tweng⁩

Flachau⁩
Flachau⁩

‎⁨Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer
Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer

‎⁨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, ⁨Zusmarshausen⁩, ⁨Germany⁩
Augsburg Forest Nature Park⁩

Marktplatz Ulm
Marktplatz

Ulmer Münster
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!

Two Weeks at Lake Constance Part 2

February 1, 2018 at 08:45

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
This house was build in 1204 – painted with a scene from the old Fish Market

Dark clouds over Reichenau
Dark clouds over Reichenau

House at Seestrasse in Konstanz
House at Seestrasse in Konstanz

Hotel at Seestrasse in Konstanz
Hotel at Seestrasse in Konstanz

House at Seestrasse in Konstanz
Another house at Seestrasse in Konstanz

Lonely
Lonely

Nice view
Nice view

On the way to the hairdresser
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.

Konstanz Minster

Konstanz Minster

Konstanz Minster

Münster unserer lieben Frau

Entrance door at the Münster unserer lieben Frau
Entrance door

Is that the Pope??
Is that the Pope??

Graves inside the church
Graves inside the church

Münster unserer lieben Frau

Window
Window

Münster unserer lieben Frau

More windows
More windows

Side altar
Side altar

Another grave
Another grave

Painting

Münster unserer lieben Frau

When mother is sick and nobody knows how to work the microwave
When mother is sick and nobody knows how to work the microwave

Family Crests
Family Crests

More Family Crests

Not sure what happens but it looks like they try to save the last souls before the Red Army arrives
Not sure what happens but it looks like they try to save the last souls before the Red Army arrives

Nice one

Organ

Another grave
Another grave

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