Travelled: 90 kilometres from Fussen in Bavaria to Langenargen in Baden-Wurttemberg.
Visited : Lake Constance, return ferry to Konstanz €47
Stayed : A small stellplatz at the front of huge camping park, Ferienpark Gohren Am See. €12 the usual services, electricity extra. N47.58813 E9.56259 (1 night), another small stellplatz at the front of a camping park, Parking Friedrichshafen. €13.20 the usual services. N47.65006 E9.49649
The cold and wet weather continued in Fussen for another day. The weather forecast for lake Constance looks much brighter, so we do the usual jobs and get going. Its the Monday of a long weekend in Germany and nothings open except the service stations this morning as we head out of town.
We have no particular town along the Lake in mind, but just a passing visit and some cycling on the shore line. Rather than take the highway and autobahn we set the GPS for the local roads that hug the border between Austria and Germany. It take an hour longer to reach Lindau, but also provides some of the most beautiful scenery we have encountered.
Passing a myriad of small villages and towns the road winds its way through the hills, valleys and along streams. It’s a real sound of music countryside.
Eventually we arrive in Lindau on the western shore of the lake. While our database indicated the stellplatz was €5 a night, however the meter in the carpark indicated €20. Which we felt absorbitant for a carpark, more than 2 kilometres from the lake. So we just relax and have lunch for an hour (without paying, which is not a very German thing to do), before continuing on.
Lake Constance sits on the border of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, being some 63 km long and 14 km wide it’s a substantial body of water. To do the area justice by motorhome we would need a Swiss and Austrian vignettes (tollpass) which are expensive for a day or two of exploring. So we decide to stay on the German side.
So after just a little research we decide to move along Lake Constance to Friedrichshafen about 8-9 km further west. It has a larger ferry terminal, with a lot more travel options. So we pack up, service the Hymer and do a shop on our way to the stellplatz in Friedrichshafen.