The former monastery of the Dominicans situated on the tiny Dominican Island in front of Constance (Konstanz) accommodates a hotel now. Guests of this hotel and its restaurant have the chance to walk along this nicely painted cloister.
In Mannheim, I came across an interesting use of a manhole cover. It advertises a Buttons Museum (Knopf & Knopf Museum). You’ll find the museum in a former railway station building in Warthausen.
Reichenau Abbey was founded in 724 by Saint Pirmin. Later, the abbey became famous for the Reichenau School, producing lavishly illuminated manuscripts during the late 10th and early 11th centuries.
The former aircraft manufacturing company Heinkel produced the Heinkel Kabine from 1956 to 1958. It is an example of how the German aircraft industry dealt with the prohibition of manufacturing planes after WWII.
This monument to Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg, stands in a court of the Old Palace (Altes Schloss) in Stuttgart. Eberhard (1445-1496) was the first Duke of Württemberg. He was also known as Eberhard im Bart (Eberhard the Bearded).
In this building, Pope Martin V was elected in the year 1417. This was a very important event during the Council of Constance (1414-1418). The name of this building still reminds on this event: Council Building (Konzilgebäude).
While crossing Lake Constance from Meersburg to Constance by boat I took this photo of a conspicuous white coloured tower named Otto-Moericke-Turm. It is a former water tower which houses a youth hostel now. A fine address if one would like to stay at something special.
While I was walking through Meersburg, a modern airship suddenly appeared over the roofs of the city. I later learned that this was not an uncommon sight. Several nearby companies offer sightseeing flights over Lake Constance.
While enjoying a tarte flambée (Flammkuchen) on a terrace, an old paddle steamer passes by. How old might this ship be?
On my way to Meersburg Castle, I came across this Zeppelin museum located in Meersburg. If one interested in this kind of airships this museum and the Zeppelin museum in Friedrichshafen nearby would be a good combination.
If you are fed up with colourful flowers in window boxes why not using cactus? I saw this decoration in Überlingen, a city on Lake Constance with some remarkable old buildings.
Decoration at the city council hall of Überlingen, which hasn’t been altered since 1494. The hall is decorated with a cycle of limewood figures carved by master Jakob Ruß.