Meersburg and the Bodensee

After a very quiet day and night at Höchennschwald, we drove north again past stunning Titisee and then east towards the Bodensee and found a lovely aire at Stetten, near Meersburg.  We had an end-of-row pitch with generous space around us for €9 a day plus 50C for 1KW of electricity, which lasted for about 9 hours, as we only needed it for the fridge.  The fresh water also worked with coins, from 10C for 10 litres to €1 for 100 Litres, which we thought was very reasonable.

Lovely vineyards bordering the Bodensee near Meersburg

We cycled into Meersburg on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, past the beautiful vineyards, to enjoy a cooling swim in the very popular Bodensee and a couple of beers by the lake and in town to chill and watch the world go by.

Strolling through gorgeous Meersburg

The town is very pretty with many eye-catching buildings and lots of shops, cafés and restaurants and, being a hot weekend, the streets were hectic with visitors enjoying the sights and the lake.

Enjoying a beer after long walk and sightseeing at Meersburg

What I love about the Bodensee is that it is a huge lake enclosed by 4 different countries: Germany to the north and west, Austria to the east, Lichtenstein in the south east and Switzerland in the south and ferries keep coming to and fro these countries. It is a very lively and friendly place to visit and, unsurprisingly, a very popular holiday destination in Germany.

View from the pier
And Austria is only a short ferry journey away!
The Magic Column by Peter Lenk, featuring famous historical people that were born or lived here

Back at the Stellplatz, we were very pleased to see a couple of storks nesting in the adjacent field, just like in Kaysersberg, and this was the sight from our window.

View of stork nest from our pitch
A bit closer!



10 thoughts on “Meersburg and the Bodensee

  1. Your photos are primo, and it looks like the weather was nice most of the time. How I’d love to join you, but it’s book launch season right now. And then, some rest/relaxation and travel, I hope.

    What stands out: architecture and love for the long shot. Thank you, Fatima!

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  2. I have many of the same photos as you Fatima but on our last visit it was raining. Love seeing the pretty buildings in Meersburg in the sunshine. We had a great lunch directly opposite the ferry terminal.

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