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Kreuzlingen District

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  • Day196

    Day 197: Reichenau and Pile Dwellings

    August 30, 2017 in Germany

    Speeding through the last couple of days of Switzerland! Long days with lots happening! Today we were out early again, heading north across the border in Germany. Our first destination was the Monastic Island of Reichenau on Lake Konstanz, a UNESCO world heritage site.

    Basically it's an island that was inhabited by monks from around the 8th century onwards, and very important to the monastic history of the area. It's not a huge island, about 1 x 4km, but it was originally covered with churches and chapels, and of course small plots of land where the monks farmed their food.

    Only three of the churches still remain, so we checked them out in order. All were interesting, but the best was the oldest one, as it had enormous frescoes from the 9th century still inside - the oldest-known mural paintings north of the Alps. Lots of stuff about the life of Jesus, and him performing miracles like raising Lazarus, healing lepers and so on. We had to go on a guided tour that was of course only in German, so I just spent most of it wandering around taking photos/video, and chuckling whenever the group laughed as well.

    Since we were in Germany, we decided to visit a cafe for lunch and not pay Swiss prices, so I had a small plate of sausages and potato salad for about 5 euros - total bargain considering what we'd paid in the last week for food.

    Next up was a long drive around Lake Konstanz to the waterfront town of Uhldingen-Muhlhofen. Here there's a large open-air museum dedicated to our second WHS of the day, the Prehistoric Pile Dwellings of the Alps. Essentially, in neolithic times the peoples of the area lived in stilt houses above the lake. I'm not really sure why, though I guess for easy trade & transport, security from predators and rival tribes and so on would make sense.

    These sites are dotted around the Alps, mostly in Switzerland but some in Germany, Austria, Italy and Slovenia as well. Since they were wooden stilt houses, the modest remains are now of course all underwater and nothing can really be seen, so the reconstruction museum is basically the best place to film. Which we did! It was quite interesting, and cool to see how objects found nearby can really inform archaeologists about these people's way of life.

    Late afternoon we headed back to our hut in Switzerland, in time for Shandos to have another swim in the pool while I cooked another batch of sausages for dinner. Huge thunderstorm overnight, lots of lightning and some quite close! Schnitzel did an awful lot of barking, poor little guy.
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  • Day4

    Kreuzlingen

    June 29, 2014 in Switzerland

    Es war eine gute Idee gewesen, die Nacht in der Jugendherberge zu verbringen. Zwar war das Gewitter nur kurz, aber es regnete fast die ganze Nacht und auch heute früh regnete es weiter.

    Nach dem tollen Frühstück in der Jugendherberge machten wir uns um kurz vor 10 auf den Weg zur Fähre nach Romanshorn. Die Überfahrt dauerte 40 Min. verkürzt durch Gespräche mit einem Australier der mit einer Ukrainerin verheiratet ist, italienisch schweizerische Wurzeln hat und in Portugal lebt. Internationaler geht's kaum.

    In der Schweiz angekommen zeigte sich das Wetter leider von seiner schlechtesten Seite. Starkregen und natürlich wieder übler Wind von vorne. Gottseidank hatten wir heute einen (fast) Ruhetag sodass wir schon um halb drei am Campingplatz in Kreuzlingen ankamen. Es regnete immer noch in Strömen aber der Zeltplatz hat auch Zimmer. Perfekt.

    Gleich eine warme Dusche und alles sieht gleich wieder viel freundlicher aus. Der gute Chardonnay den Moni besorgt hat tut das seine dazu. Morgen siehts freundlicher aus. Wie immer - schau mir mal..

    Route: Friedrichshafen - Fähre nach Romanshorn - Schweizer Radweg am Bodensee - Kreuzlingen
    Unterbringung: Camping Kreuzlingen
    Km: 22 - Hm: fast keine..
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  • Day2

    Konstanz × Kreuzlingen ×Romanshorn

    July 25, 2017 in Switzerland

    Nach einem leckeren Frühstück ging s los Richtung Schweiz. Nach dem Aufwachen musste ich feststellen das ich am ganzen Körper einen juckenden Ausschlag hatte. .. Erste Weg in Konstanz in die Apotheke. Hoffe das es durch des Antiallergiegum weggeht. Muss halt immer was sein 😣 ...
    Jetzt sitze ich in Kreuzlingen am Tourismuspunkt und warte bis des Wetter besser wird. Es schüttet wie aus Eimern 😂 ....
    Der Weg ist das Ziel 😍
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  • Day1

    Wir sind im Quartier eingetroffen

    September 28 in Switzerland

    Donate, die Hausherrin empfängt uns freundlich! Zeigt uns Zimmer und Haus

    Mann und Sohn sind auch da? Der Sohn studiert Medizin und war vorher auf „Weltreise“ Asien und auch in Kolumbien, Belize und Mexico.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Kreuzlingen District, Bezirk Kreuzlingen

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