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 – 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 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. 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.
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. 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 – 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
Talking cow – she had a heavy Swiss accent so it was kind of hard to understand. She complained about the flies. Poor cow!
The Trinity church or Dreifaltigkeitskirche
The church was built by Augustiner-Eremiten or Augustinian Hermits. Some parts of the church date back to 1279.
The Trinity church
Holy Augustinus goes to heaven from Franz Joseph Spiegler
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