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Jul 20, 2013 - Konstanz

Our final day in the Bodensee area saw us visiting Konstanz which straddles the German/Swiss border on the southern side of the lake. It was again another hot sunny day and being Saturday everyone was out enjoying the day. Unlike Lindau the directions to the old town and harbour car parks were very clear and there were clear walking signs to find the highlights of the town. We started our exploration in the Munsterplatz with the impressive church or Munster. The oak main doors of church were outstanding because of their preserved medieval...

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Jul 19, 2013 - Reichenau

After a domestic morning we headed to the small island of Reichenau which is connected to the mainland by a 2km causeway. The island is a UNESCO world heritage site. In 724 AD Benedictine monks established an abbey here. The abbey became one of the important learning and spiritual centres in Europe. Eminent scholars taught at the renowned abbey school which produced outstanding theologians, politicians, scientists, poets and musicians of the era. On the island now dominated by horticulture are three churches which remain of the 20 churches...

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Jul 17, 2013 - Mainau Island- The Garden Island

The small island of Mainau connected to the mainland by a small causeway was owned for 500 years by the Teutonic Knights. During their time they built a castle and a church which still stands today on the island. However the main attraction to the island is the gardens which were started in 1853 by Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden and continue today under the ownership of his descendant. The gardens certainly were pulling in the crowds but because of their size you could easily find some quiet spots. After crossing the causeway we wandered...

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Jun 13, 2012 - Konstanz

After visiting Berchtesgaden in the southeast region of Germany, we headed to the town of Konstanz, about 250 miles from Berchtesgaden, in the southwest region of Germany. The reason we chose the city of Konstanz was because it was on the shores of beautiful Lake Bodensee. The area surrounding the lake is one of the most attractive in Germany in terms of both natural beauty and cultural heritage. The lake lies on the border of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. In fact, in the city of Konstanz you can go from one street to the other and you...

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Jan 2, 2011 - Christmas in Konstanz

Christmas in Konstanz Ah, Christmas! The time of year we associate with togetherness with family and friends. And here we are, thousands of kilometres away, on the other side of an ocean… And yet, what a lovely “family” Christmas we had at the home of “Familie Biehler” in Konstanz! Our train from Strasbourg went through the centre of the Black Forest, which has always seemed a special place to me (maybe because I love its special cake? and also its mysterious name! and the characteristic farm houses nestled into steep valleys, which we...

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