Day 9 – July 14th
Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Schaffhausen via Lindau am Bodensee
See the route on Google Map
See the route on Google maps
After our breakfast, we checked out and drew the last part of the German Alpine Road.
It is a very scenic road and we have loved all of it – so if you like driving – go go go !
Around noon we arrived in Lindau. Just drive all the way out on the island – there are plenty of parking places ! We were a little lost at the beginning, as we did not know where to go, but some elderly ladies told us where to go.
First we visited the St.Stephan auf der Insel Church.
We went into a tableware shop called Hans Erath. The salesman was very kind and very helpfull. We bought a couple of things and after we paid, he gave us many tip about what to see and where to go and get something to eat.
We went down to the harbour to watch the lighthouse and the Bavarian Lion sculpture
and the former lighthouse from the 13th century
Quick history facts about Lindau: It was the site of a Roman camp, Tiberii, and of a Benedictine abbey founded in 810. Fortified in the 12th century, it became a free imperial city in 1275 and was a prosperous merchant town along the trade route from Italy. The abbey was an ecclesiastical principality of the Holy Roman Empire from 1466 until it was secularized in 1802. Lindau was ruled by Austria in 1804 and passed to Bavaria in 1805
There are a lot to see in Lindau and you can walk all around the small island. We could easily have used the whole day here, but we did not as it was 32 C and we still had about 2 hours driving in front of us, to get to Schaffhausen.
Back on the road – heading to Best Western Hotel Bahnhof. We had chosen this hotel the day before, because they had aircon and were situated direct in the city center.
And what a pleasant surprise. Super service on arrival. The room was great. They even had thought about placing some fresh fruit and sweets for free in the room. The safe was big enough to store all our stuff and the Nespresso machine were used immediately 🙂 Our window was out to the walking street. You cannot get closer ! At the front desk we got maps with guided tour, explaining what the buildings were and we also got recommendations about where to go and eat supper.
It is a very cosy city !
We desided to eat at Oberhof Restaurant and Bar where we could sit outside and eat
We shared a Ceasar Salad Oberhof first
and I had
For dessert, we got
At Oberhof the food was good, so was the service.
Schaffhausen is expensive, both food and hotel were at least 40-50% more expensive than what we have paid in the past for similar food/hotel in Germany !
Tomorrow we are going to Freiburg for two nights