I enjoyed by first German white beer here in Uberlingen - Zoller-Hof. I would rate it as one of the best I tasted on our Europe trip. Pretty good stuff.
Anyway, don't know about you but it's a nice thing to do - sit down with a coldie and people watch for a bit. We Had a lovely lunch here and a couple of Zoller-Hofs.
Uberlingen is right on Lake Konstanz so when you visit you must go for a wander along the lake front boardwalk.
There is plenty of shade too should you decide to take a picnic along. This seemed like a popular thing to do here with families enjoying lunch together on their Sunday off.
The sculpture at the Seepromenade is a modern interpretation of an old legend: "Der Reiter über den Bodensee".
According to this, one dark and icy cold winter night a rider had to deliver an important message concerning some war activities. He rode across the snowy plains at highest speed and had no idea where he was, all he saw in the darkness were the distant lights of the town. But when he came nearer he noticed people staring at him and screaming and wondered why - till he finally realized that he and his horse weren't on solid ground. They were crossing the frozen lake. The moment he panicked the ice broke underneath the horse's hooves and both drowned.
Moral: Don't panic. Fear is your heaviest load. If you aren't afraid the ice will carry you....
The lakeside promenade is a much busier meeting point in summer, with benches, street cafes and flowers - these photos were taken in early February. On clear days the Alps are visible beyond the lake. The Bodesee cruise ships to Mainau, Meersburg and other places around the lake depart from the landings.
The lower, left part of the town hall with the painted facade dates back to the 14th century. The right wing was added 1490-1494. Since Überlingen had the legal status of a free imperial city till 1803, the facade to Münsterplatz bears the city's coat of arms, the red lion, with the black eagle of the Holy Roman Empire.
The old town centre of Überlingen is small, nevertheless take your time and explore. Climb one of the narrow lanes and staircases uphill, no matter which. You'll find romantic spots and surprising views everywhere.
The Gothic church we see today was begun in 1424 but contains parts of at least 5 older buildings. Economical difficulties delayed its completion till the late 16th century. The Southern steeple has never been finished and is covered with a wooden roof.
The impressive interior contains late gothic and renaissance altars and a number of fine medieval sculptures.
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9.00 - 12.00, Monday to Thursday also 14.00 - 16.00
Border with Swiizerland with the Konstanz Lake, to have a look the houses, which they were build before the II World War. One day I will be back there.
Even though Uberlingen is obviously very busy on the weekend, you can still find a quiet little tree lined street to walk along and get away from the crouds.
The gothic Mount of Olives chapel (1493) shows Jesus praying in Gethsemane the night before his capture.