An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance

Tripoto
18th Jul 2015
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of An old-fashioned Meersburg on lake Constance by Megha Dhanusha

Perfect place for a day trip in South Germany.

Lake Constance (Bodensee in German) is bordered by Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The place is gushed with tourists from all around the world, especially during summers. There are many small towns around. But we chose to visit Meersburg. A half an hour long ferry from the Konstanz Hafen, till where you can take regular Deutsche bahn trains, and you are in the tiny medieval town of Meersburg. You can cover everything in just few hours but if you like lazying around in cozy cities, then this is a totally the place for you.

This is where the ferries drop you, to enter the charming town of Meersburg. Walk another 2 minutes and you are inside. There is a main street covered by houses/buildings/restaurants on both sides. And there is Promenade on the other side.
Photo of Am Hafen, Spitalgasse, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of Am Hafen, Spitalgasse, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
The town, as they traditionally do, is distinguished into a Lower Town (Unterstadt) and an Upper Town (Oberstadt). A street called Steigstrasse connects the two.
Photo of Unterstadtstraße, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of Unterstadtstraße, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of Unterstadtstraße, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
Altes Schloss or the Old Castle, is what brings the name to this city. Built more than a thousand years ago, this is a well-preserved castle. Meersburg, translated means "Castle on the Sea". The street I told about, will take you up to the town, where the castle is, in fact the castles are *because there is a new one also*.
Photo of Altes Schloß Meersburg, Schloßplatz, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of Altes Schloß Meersburg, Schloßplatz, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of Altes Schloß Meersburg, Schloßplatz, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of Altes Schloß Meersburg, Schloßplatz, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of Altes Schloß Meersburg, Schloßplatz, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
For New Schloss (Castle) you have to walk a few more steps up. The Schloss is very much like typical new German castles, a big building colored in lighter shade with a green garden in front. What is ultra-unique about this castle is the view! A co-traveler called this "the culmination of the day trip to Meersburg". You can spend hours sitting here, enjoying the breeze over the lake and the magnificent view. I was told that the Alpine range can be seen from this height, however bad the bad weather ditched me!
Photo of Neues Schloss, Schloßplatz, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of Neues Schloss, Schloßplatz, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of Neues Schloss, Schloßplatz, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of Neues Schloss, Schloßplatz, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of Neues Schloss, Schloßplatz, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
The Markplatz of the city is made of cozy old buildings.
Photo of Gasthof Zum Bären, Marktplatz, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of Gasthof Zum Bären, Marktplatz, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of Gasthof Zum Bären, Marktplatz, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of Gasthof Zum Bären, Marktplatz, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
Photo of Gasthof Zum Bären, Marktplatz, Meersburg, Germany by Megha Dhanusha
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