Beautiful Lake Constance is the common thread linking three delightful destinations.
By Wibke Carter, Photographs courtesy Wibke Carter
As the train slowly moved towards its last and final stop, I could hardly contain my excitement. For many years, I had dreamt of coming to Lake Constance in southern Germany, but being born and raised in the far away northeast of the country, I might as well have aimed to go to New York. After a train journey of more than ten hours, I finally reached the picturesque city of Lindau where I was going to spend five days exploring the shores of the lake and neighboring countries of Austria and Switzerland.
The exceptionally well-preserved medieval old town of Lindau is located on a small island on the northern edge of Germany’s largest freshwater lake and is the town’s major attraction. Century-old buildings, narrow cobble-stoned alleyways, and historical squares give Lindau a nearly Mediterranean flair, charming hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
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