I believe every camper has a favorite vacation spot. A place that they keep returning to, or at least say they would want to return to someday.
Our favorite spot is at Lake Constance, in Germany, or as the Europeans call it: Bodensee. Of course it helps that it’s only an hours drive from us. For you travelers, who want to pack in a lot of sights within a short period of time, this is the perfect place to park your RV, or rent a caravan at one of the many camping sites.
Camp Gohren, at Lake Constance — Our fingerprints are all over the place.
Bike trails along the lake
Close to beach camping
View of the Swiss Alps
What makes Lake Constance so unique is that its shores lie between three beautiful countries: Germany, Switzerland and Austria. It’s the third largest lake in Europe and covers 220 square miles. Beautiful islands dot the lake, presenting gorgeous parks, which display, because of the mild climate, unusual varieties of vegetation. From the German shores, visitors can enjoy looking over the lake to the breathtaking panoramic views of the Swiss Alps.
We have been to a number of camping sites along the shores, but love this one the best. It’s an ideal location for it lies between two fascinating cities: Friedrichshafen and Lindau. Beautiful bike trails lead from the camp grounds to both towns.
Lake Constance and why it’s so special.
One of the many attractions on Lake Constance is the largest waterfall in Europe, the Rhein Fall in Stein-am-Rhein, where the lake officially − falls − into a river once again.
I created a short film spot on one of our visits there. If you like, click on the photo to see the video …and please turn up the volume to really hear, see and feel the dynamics.
Rhein Falls — click on photo to see Video.
There is so much to share about Lake Constance; I have to hold myself back from gushing. I think the best thing is to make a series on this. So for now… you have gotten a first impression, which I hope will make you want to see more. (Please let me know if this topic interests you.) This little corner of Europe represents a particular part of the continent in a most fitting and condensed way, and makes it possible for one to see, just within a few miles, uncountable unique sights.