Lake Constance

 

Lake Constance is a huge lake that actually is in three different countries- Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.  We stayed on the German side of the lake in Meersburg.  Our hotel was just out of the old town at the top of the hill.  The hill was huge!

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Starting the trek down.  They won’t let you ride bikes down it so people were walking them.  Megan and I both had to push Alayna’s stroller up the hill to be able to make it back to the hotel at the end of the day.

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It didn’t really faze her though. She is a good baby who sleeps through almost everything.

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Old town castle.

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Megan hanging out over the balcony.

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Pretty Meersburg

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Meersburg from the water

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Product placement of the day:

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Wundertute:  This one is especially made for Andrea. I’m assuming it is a whoopee cushion that is personalized.

In the afternoon we took a boat to Mainau Island is one big botanical garden with so many flowers, trees, fountains, butterflies, and sculptures.

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Pretty flowers everywhere.

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Lots of flower sculptures. Is it strange that I was thinking of Stephen King’s The Shining?

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A zeppelin (or blimp)

All of these gardens are part of the palace grounds.

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With a great view of the water.

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Mainau Island was a good stop and worth the 26 Euro (boat plus entrance fee).  It makes for a good afternoon stroll.  Someone interested in horticulture would love it- I like looking at flowers and nature but I don’t know the names and varieties.  A plant lover could spend days here happily exploring the gardens.

The wrap up from the entire Iceland/Finland/Russia/Belarus/Germany/France trip is coming up soon.

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3 Responses

  1. Megan says:

    So I google translated wundertute… came up with a miracle bag. Hmm not quite sure what that means or what that product even is. Guess we should’ve bought it.

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