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We had a good buffet breakfast at our hotel before starting out for our circumnavigation of the Bodensee. This lake sits on the border of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland - so we will need to get another vignette today, this one for Switzerland. The annoying thing about the Swiss vignette is that it's a full-year sticker; they don't offer a …
We were up early and enjoyed a nice buffet breakfast at the Alpen Rose before setting off. On our way out, we had to make a few arrangements to drive in Austria. First off, we needed some gas, but more importantly, we needed a vignette for our windshield to drive on the Austrian expressways. Unlike Germany, where the highways are free, in Austria …
... We made a quick pitstop to the town of Interlarken which did nothing to change our minds. Lots of shops selling every conceivable brand of Swiss watch. By a stroke of good luck our next destination took us to what we considered to be the real Switzerland, some spectacular scenery in the mountains. We randomly picked a road on the map and found ourselves following the most gorgeous mountain road. It had sweeping bends and some switchbacks and ...
Xonrupt-Longemer to Friedrichshafen 170 miles France empty, Germany full. That was a hard, tense drive. But first, apologies to Guy in France. Yes indeed, that was Vosges. But that's still a good 200 miles from you and we had to turn left into Germany. At least we thought that was a good idea at the time... Being us, it's all a bit ad-hoc/make it up as you go along. Believe me Guy, I looked at that map and thought about you. Ruled it out and thought about ...
... for Constance. Now this place had some style and interest. We were turned away from the campsite as it was full but they told us we could park for 12 hours around where the swimming pool carpark was. Perfect. We have everything we need so a free camp was great. After so much moving and travelling we were a bit tired but we decided to still jump on our bikes to explore Constance and to do so means you ride from Switzerland into Germany and back in an afternoon. During the war ...