Last summer I travelled a few times to the beautiful lakeside town of Konstanz. Germans almost universally fantasize about spending summer days on Lake Constance or as the Germans call it “Bodensee”. Boden means floor or ground in German. See in this context means lake. The name makes perfect sense because this enormous body of water, situated at a lower elevation than its surroundings, is the product of run-off water from the German, Swiss and Austrian Alps. We mostly stayed around Konstanz, but we did take a short ferry ride to another town. Unfortunately the name of that town escapes me but we were still on the German side. Enjoy these photos and see for yourself if you want to join the Germans in their desire to vacation on the Bodensee. Check out this link to plan your trip.