Friday, September 30, 2016


From Freiberg, we took the train to Lindau, on the Bodensee (Lake Constance).  The weather was forecast to be rainy, but this turned out to mean rain overnight and fine, if cloudy, days.

Two examples of German food: white sausages with mustard and a giant pretzel and mushrooms with a giant dumpling.  Not things one would encounter at home, but perfectly tasty for lunch.

Lindau is an ancient town on an island, now linked by causeway, but with regular ferries running to other towns along the shores of this vast lake.

We took the ferry to Friedrichshaven, where there is a Zeppelin Museum, and an airport offering flights in airships.  This would not suit me at all, but it has been a long-standing dream for my husband so he had booked a flight.  It all looked a bit precarious as the huge ship bounced about on its rope tether, before taking off.

Another day we went over to Bregenz, which is actually in Austria, and up the mountain in a cable car.  This should have been an exciting experience, but in fact felt like an overcrowded tube train, so many people were packed in.  At the top there is a wildlife park of mountain animals: wild boar, ibex, moufflon and deer.


Hawthorn Spellweaver said...

Lovely holiday photos, love the snoozy boar, not so sure about the sausages though! Thanks for popping over and commenting on my blog ☺

knitski said...

I love the Ibex photo . . . thanks for the trip.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Pretzels with mustard , hmm . Maybe not .
But German bread is unfailingly delicious ... I envy you !