I normally look at these travel articles with a jaundiced eye, as most are just crap. But here’s one I’ll get behind, in spades:
One lake, four countries: Lake Constance is the perfect way to sample the delights of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
…and indeed it is. We stayed in Konstanz (at the Hoel Petershof), caught the ferry over to Meersburg, and later drove along the Bodensee’s southern shore to get to Bregenz. We loved it so much that we went back to Meersburg on a later trip, and stayed here:
Here was the view:
…which you may remember as the header for someone else’s blog.
As for the streets:
Yes, that’s the family grunting its way up the steep street from the lake shore.
Come to think of it, I’d love to do a week-long tour of the Lake Constance shoreline, staying in Meersburg, Konstanz and Bregenz along the way. In one of these:
Just do it in spring or summer, because it gets pretty damn cold around the Bodensee* when the sun doesn’t shine.
*by the way, the Germans don’t call it a “sea” (as the idiot writer of the article claims). The German word “see” (pronounced zay ) means “lake”.