Friday, September 9, 2016

The Bodensee

Our summer holiday this year was a 5 day trip to on of our favorite places in Germany, the Bodensee. The weather was really nice, so it is the perfect place to be for us. We don't need to book flights. Our little car needs some gas and off we go. When you are traveling with small children, flying can be a hassle. It was something that we wanted to avoid. Especially since we already fly so much. 
When you have your car with you, you are also very flexible and can make day trips. That is what we did.
We booked two different hotels. One at Überlingen and the other at the island Reichenau. We were lucky that they still had rooms available since we booked kind of last minute. 

The first hotel was a 'family' hotel, which meant that they had a play ground and also a small apple farm with a tractor. It was located in Überlingen about 15 minutes drive away from the water.

We went to the Affenberg Salem, swam in the Bodensee many times, enjoyed a very adventurous ride on an old tractor at the Lockmuehle in Eigeltingen. 

The second hotel we had was at the island Reichenau. A lot of of our vegetables and fruit come from there. We took the train to Konstanz to then take the boat to Meersburg. 
We met a charming old lady at the water that was offering silhouette portraits. Oliver insisted of having our portraits taken. Vincent watched me getting my portrait taken first. After I was done (took only 60 seconds!), he sat down and knew exactly what to do. 
The lady was very fond of him. 
We visited the beach, dipped our feet in the water. Almost slipped a couple of times hehe!
At the beach in Reichenau there was an italian restaurant that we wanted to try out. Their pizza was delicious.

At the end of our stay we went to visit the museum of Reichenau. To quench our thirst, we went to a tea house called Zen. We kind of regretted that we didn't go there earlier, because they had just the right food for us. The tea house was connected to a shop. We had an amazing ice tea and orange ginger ice cream. Next time, we know where to go to when we are at Reichenau!

Have any of you been at the Bodensee? 




Simone

We both love sunglasses 
The city center of Uhldingen is really worth seeing.

Insel Mainau is also highly recommended by yours truly


Seen from the Insel Mainau
We got the perfect spot for lunch in Meersburg

This happens when you give the camera to a little one. Not bad. He inherited Oliver's style.

The setting sun, reflected on the water.

Alone at the Bodensee

Gorgeous flower

Dikke Dik  also joined us on our holiday

Affenberg, Salem


Lochmühle, Eigeltingen

Getting my portrait 'cut'

The end result. She asked if she could add a flower.
Bye bye, Meersburg.




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