Two Weeks at Lake Constance Part 1

Two Weeks at Lake Constance Part 1

My original travel arrangements did not work out so I asked Anja if she could give me shelter for the first two weeks of August. She has her place inside the old part of Konstanz “at the lake” as we like to call Lake Constance. Got a confirmation a few minutes later and booked my Flixbus ticket. Monday morning I took the bike to the airport to catch the bus.

Took the bike with me this time
Took the bike with me this time – proofed to be a pain in the ass on the way back.

Lake Constance or Bodensee as the Germans call it is the biggest lake in Germany and central Europe’s third largest, after Lake Balaton and Lake Geneva. It is at the northern foot of the Alps. Germany, Switzerland and Austria split the lake between them. At some parts, it even forms the border between them.

Art in the day
Art in the day

Art in the night
Art in the night

That house is demolished already but for a few months, they made it into a piece of art. You can calculate your life here – add and subtract and see the result in the sky.

Dingelsdorf boat landing
Dingelsdorf boat landing. Anja goes every morning for coffee to the same place. Some of her friends have a coffee there too. We did meet one this morning that took me on a trip along the lake. She is in real estate and had to visit a customer in Dingelsdorf.

Dingelsdorf
I like that little village. It is quiet here and the water is super clean. But the water is super clean in general at the lake. In fact, Stuttgart gets most of its drinking water from the lake. It gets pumped 200 km over the Alb all the way to the city.

Fireworks at the Swiss National Day
Fireworks at the Swiss National Day. We went to Gottlieben to see it. Opposite at the German side is a big bird sanctuary. Guess they where not to happy.

After the storm - German side
After the storm – German side

After the storm - Swiss side
After the storm – Swiss side

There you go! They made a point to clean as much as possible in one day. In Germany they still had breakfast.

Sad to see those old trees down
Sad to see those old trees down

Kreuzlingen Harbour
Kreuzlingen Harbour

Talking cow
Talking cow – she had a heavy Swiss accent so it was kind of hard to understand. She complained about the flies. Poor cow!

Konstanz harbour
Konstanz harbour

St. Stephan
St. Stephan

Red House
Red House

Boring afternoon
Boring afternoon

The Trinity church or Dreifaltigkeitskirche

The church was built by Augustiner-Eremiten or Augustinian Hermits. Some parts of the church date back to 1279.

Dreifaltigkeit Church
The Trinity church

Dreifaltigkeit church

Dreifaltigkeit church

Dreifaltigkeit church

Dreifaltigkeit church

Dreifaltigkeit church
Holy Augustinus goes to heaven from Franz Joseph Spiegler

Dreifaltigkeit church

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Marc Hastenteufel

I like to travel and i like to snap pictures! My mother got me a Eurorail ticket when i was 15 and together with 2 friends we adventured into France. This was the beginning of a new addiction. I do like to take pictures so one thing leads to another and on this site i want to share some of my pictures and some of my trips with you! Now i am on the road for more than 6 months every year. Visiting old friends and making new friends while exploring this big blue ball.

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