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Lake Constance, Our Favorite Camping Spot!

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 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.

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.

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Author: Angelika Schwarz

I'm an author on the go. Give me a caravan, laptop, camera, and Hubby at my side, ( not exactly in that order), and I'm on a 'roll'.

15 thoughts on “Lake Constance, Our Favorite Camping Spot!

  1. Gush away for those of us who will never get to see it and enjoy it. 😀

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  2. It’s on my bucket list of places I want to see! I always enjoy your pictures of this area and have long wanted to see it for myself. One of these years!

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  3. I’ll give you a personal guide. Did you check out the video? Just click on the waterfall photo.

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  4. I have a guilty confession. I kept hoping for the little yellow boat to flip over. I cant believe how civilized even the campgrounds are.

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  5. Haha Gordon, ..I know it does look awfully dangerous. You are so crazy.

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  6. Yes I did and it made me slightly sea-sick, LOL. I`ll have to take some gravol before I get on that little yellow boat. But I would enjoy standing on that little bridge. What a beautiful sound and sight that must be. Someday….

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  7. We didn’t go on that boat either. As far as I know there never were any accidents…but hey, there is always a first time.

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  8. very nice written story… it makes you want to go there right now!!!

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  9. Yes! Let’s do that this summer! 🙂

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  10. I always enjoy the extra effort you put into your photos, maps, etc to make it easy to understand the area you are describing. How about more about the food, from a cultural view. I are sardines in Italy recently — something I would never do at home.

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  11. Good point, Gordon. We do go out to eat of course, but since we camp, we cook for ourselves most of the time. Did you like the sardines?

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  12. Absolutely breathtaking. Lovely place.

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  13. Thank you Rasma. We are so lucky, because Lake Constance in only an hour’s drive from us. But we still prefer to camp and stay awhile before we drive back and forth.

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  14. Beautiful video. I hope to get to Germany again one day. Such a gorgeous country.

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  15. Thank you Kimberly. I have learned to love this country,… but my roots are in America, and that will never change.

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