Just three days at Lake Constance

Some days ago I was asked what to do at Lake Constance when you have only three days left there. Okay, three days don`t last too long: if it`s your first trip to Lake Constance I would recommend to stay at least one week there. But nevertheless, maybe you are doing a roundtrip to discover Europe so that a three-day-stay at one region already is a long-stay.

So what to do during just three days at Lake Constance? (First I think you should buy a Lake Constance Experience Card, “Seebären”-version, for three days. If you rent a car: the "Landratten"-version will work, too.)

My tipps for a short trip:


Monopoly Lake Constance: best souvenir ever?!

Monopoly – Is there anyone who doesn`t know it? It`s one of the most popular table games and, especially in Germany, a very special edition is being offered: “Monopoly Lake Constance” and I hardly can imagine a better souvenir.

“Monopoly Lake Constance” is still like the “Monopoly” we all are used to but the design has changed a bit: instead of streets or avenues you buy and sell some much-loved cities and villages that are located at the lake. There are no railway stations but ports and, of course, the Bodensee Airport. You aren`t Sandra Bullock so you don`t talk German? Doesnt`t matter because as I said the game is still the same and it contains a German and an English introduction. So you really don`t have to worry! 

It`s just magnificent – and a souvenir that is both: useful and fun!


Transnational flea market Konstanz/Kreuzlingen

Next weekend there is a transnational peddlers market in Konstanz and Kreuzlingen (Saturday evening till Sunday evening; 24 hours non-stop!). I have never been there before  although this peddlers market takes place annually since eight years. But guess who is going there this year; yes: it`s me and I am already quite excited!

Tomorrow we are going to Unteruhldingen where we gonna stay for one week. We plan to take a ship to Konstanz on Sunday morning where we want to visit the peddlers market. There is also a special flea market referring to my husband`s passion:  model railroads… I hope I don`t expect too much but some fragrant hand-made cosmetics and handcrafts would be great.

At any rate I`m looking forward to having a great trip, watching interesting things and great offers, shopping around, meeting many nice people… Hoping the weather will be fine. If not: hoping someone offers some nice raincoats


Packing the bags

photo source: berlin-pics / pixelio.de
The big bag was broken: after often being used for international business travels our suitcase didn`t work anymore. The wheels wouldn`t roll anymore (stumbling thing!), the grasp went off… Definitely time to replace!

With the new case I feel like I was in heaven: no problems with rolling and additionally the small wheels are really silent. Why didn`t we actually buy a new suitcase before the old one was finally broken?

You want to go on vacation? You are needing a good case in all case.