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Lindau am Bodensee Travel Blog

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See the face?
... I figured since most of the lake is located in Baden Wuerttemberg, I should add it here and have all the places around Lake Konstanz in one blog.

Ah, so on a beautiful Saturday morning after having breakfast with my dad and his woman, who were visiting from Thuringia, we decided to make a trip to Lake Konstanz, or Bodensee as it is called in Germany. My newly bought GPS was programmed to get us to Lindau on the fastest route. I was surprised that my dad did not insist on driving which he usually does. I know he doesn't like women drivers... maybe daughter drivers are a compromise. lol

We arrived on Lindau island at around 1:00pm after a bit of traffic on the way there. I headed for the first municipal parking lot I could find as soon as I turned of the bridge that brought us over.
The money shot
The sun was shining and promising a beautiful day, errr, afternoon.

We knew that the island wasn't that big so we headed straight for the waterfront so we could circle the island first before heading down town. Along the shore line people were enjoying the probably last warm summer days. The leaves were already starting to change colors on some of the trees.

We came buy an old ammunition tower which turned out to have a "face" after closer examination. Look at the picture. You'll see it. It looked like something out of Alice in Wonderland. A bit further down a guy and his saxophone were making a lot of noise. Don't wanna call it music, cause it sounded pretty bad. He should have had great acoustics. He was standing on one of the rocks along the coast wall. It didn't help his case though.
Look at the paintings
After a while he gave up and moved on.

After we made the turn that brought us to the south point of the island we were able to see the city's lighthouse in the distance. I had seen it on some of the blogs on here and it was our main goal. We headed for it but decided not to pay to climb it. After we already had an excellent view from where we were standing. Across the harbor on the other edge of the wall was the statue of a lion sitting on a large pedestal facing outward toward the lake.

Now we headed straight for the town. There were many people seated outside cafes and hotels, enjoying the beautiful day. We came past the city hall which is a five story building with impressive paintings on the facade. It used to be the city's library but was turned into city hall in recent days.
The tower
It's a real eye catcher.

Most of the island's roads are prohibited for cars. Only bus lines are allowed through most of them. There's a large pedestrian area lined with stores and more restaurants and cafes. We crossed over the plaza behind city hall and headed down an alley lined with souvenir shops. Around the next corner we spotted a really neat looking old tower. Once we got to the foot of it, we noticed an old farm house next to it which was turned into a pottery shop. In the same building was also an old church. It looked really old. Inside there was the tomb of someone on one end and on the other where the alter should have been was nothing but some old painting on the wall. There were stone and wodden plaques on the walls with the names of people who had fallen during WWI.

On the way back to the car we came by a funny looking fountain. The "Narrenbrunnen" or "Fool's fountain". Not sure why it was there but it got our attention.

We got back to the car and decided to hide along the north shore toward A81 which was going to bring us home.
missandrea81 says:
Thank you very much. :)
Posted on: Sep 15, 2012
monky says:
Congrats on your latest featured blog Andrea!:)
Posted on: Sep 15, 2012
westwind57 says:
Hey Andrea, congrats on your featured blog :)
Posted on: Sep 15, 2012
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See the face?
See the face?
The money shot
The money shot
Look at the paintings
Look at the paintings
The tower
The tower
Lake Konstanz
Lake Konstanz
Shore line
Shore line
Im sitting on what looks like an …
I'm sitting on what looks like an…
Lake Konstanz
Lake Konstanz
art
art
Peek-a-boo
Peek-a-boo
Lake Konstanz, thats Austria on t…
Lake Konstanz, that's Austria on …
Lake Konstanz
Lake Konstanz
First look of the light house
First look of the light house
Little guard tower
Little guard tower
The light house and the lion
The light house and the lion
Making friends
Making friends
Little tower in the back
Little tower in the back
Some of the hotels along the main …
Some of the hotels along the main…
Old map of the island
Old map of the island
Fountain outside of city hall
Fountain outside of city hall
Nature everywhere
Nature everywhere
Approaching city hall
Approaching city hall
City hall and its paintings
City hall and its paintings
Neat looking balcony on the back o…
Neat looking balcony on the back …
Pedestrian area
Pedestrian area
The pottery shop
The pottery shop
Hey Rapunzel! You just hanging out?
Hey Rapunzel! You just hanging out?
Peters church built around 1000
Peter's church built around 1000
Church tower and Rapunzels tower
Church tower and Rapunzel's tower
A tomb
A tomb
Empty church
Empty church
Fresco inside the church
Fresco inside the church
Plaque for the fountain
Plaque for the fountain
Us and the Narrenbrunnen
Us and the Narrenbrunnen
Lindau train station
Lindau train station
Gate to the open sea.. errr lake
Gate to the open sea.. errr lake
Lindau am Bodensee
photo by: missandrea81