Parkhotel Am See
Seestrasse 25a, Konstanz, Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, 78464, Germany
More about Konstanz
southern facade of the minster
German train at the railway station
New in Konstanz
I just moved to Konstanz and if someone feels like going for a cup of coffee or so then just let me know. It would be great to meet new ppl :)
Re: New in Konstanz
Welcome to Konstanz!
I will meet with fellow VT member Jody:
on Sunday for the Fasnachts Parade, maybe you want to join us? She just moved to Konstanz a few months ago, and that will be our first meeting, so we could have a little VT meeting!
Travel Tips for Konstanz
Far away from being an expert, Iìm nevertheless always keen trying to get thr very insights of cities architectures ... it seems to me in K. balconies are among the top three architecture details you continuosly see around downtown.
Fastnacht: Polizeiblätz, the Jester Policeman
Many jester guilds have a policeman or bailiff as a persiflage on state authorities who is in charge of law and order, the jester version of law and order of course. The one in Konstanz is, to me, the cutest of them all...
The Polizeiblätz , member of the Blätzlebuebe guild, 'rides' a white horse. With his bell he announces the coming parade and makes room. He wears a Blätzlehäs like the others but unlike them, he has a wooden mask on his face and a small tricorn on his head.
Soups for lunch
Located in a non-descript 1970s office building this place doesn't really draw people at first sight. However, it is a great place for lunch. The interior is modern, kids-friendly. I went there for late lunch and it was quite busy - more than I expected. They also have some tables outside, but alas ... the weather again.
They serve a huge variety of soups. You go to their desk, tell them which soup and which size (M - the green bowl is perfect for lunch), pay and off you go. Bread and tap water are free. Or you order a freshly squeezed juice. Or add a dessert. If you're so not into soups you can also pick a salad. But who could ignore the yummy soups at this place ... I had a tomato soup that had some herbs, vegetables and beef in it. Don't exactly remember what it was called, but it was yummy. Nice that most of the food is organic.
On a pier jutting out into the harbor you can see a giant revolving statue of Imperia, a voluptuous prostitue. She holds the leaders of state and church in the palm of her hand - a political statement if I ever saw one! ; ) I think she's based on a real woman from the past. Peter Lenk is the artist - he has a number of statues around Germany.
Gateway with an outer courtyard built in the 14th century to mark the southern city boundary. Apart from the Powder Tower (Pulverturm) and Rhine Gateway (Rheintor), mediaval Constance's only defensive structure still in existence.
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