europe trip day 05: achtung deutschland

It’s only an hour and a half’s drive from Zurich to Romanshorn, which we made easily. We were on our way to Bodensee with our friends. Pleasant drive, the roadside full of apple trees, the temptation was to just stop and pick a couple for ourselves.

It was a short ride on the car ferry, then we headed for Immenstaad. A bit of traffic but we made good time for a late lunch at the yacht club. Service was sloooow. On the way to the pier we came across a couple of fruit stalls, unmanned but with tempting apples, plums, pears and all sorts. Only EUR2 for what looks like a kilo of apples, which we did buy, plus another bag of plums. So neatly arranged, but there was the trust factor also. On the other hand, it’s such a small sum of money why even think of cheating?

After lunch we drove onto Meersberg and visited the cobbered street and took in a bit of the castle. Reminds me of Stein-am-Rhein, both tourisy, both dependent on the lake/river, both with cobbled streets. Another car ferry back to the otherside and we came back to CH via Konstanz.