Sundial seen on Reichenau Island. It shows not only the motto ‘Pray and Work’ (ora et labora) but also Saint Pirmin, the founder of Reichenau Abbey. The two snakes refers to the fact that he is considered to be a patron against snake bites.
Interesting detail in the streets of Karlsruhe: The remains of a former dual-gauge railway which used three rails.
This greenhouse owned by Gottlieb Daimler housed that workshop and testing station where Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach used to work for their latest inventions.
Clever! On this manhole cover, an International Museum of Buttons (Knopf & Knopf Museum) is being advertised. This is located together with a brasserie and a hotel in a former railway station building in Warthausen. The building is located directly on the Öchsle Railway, a heritage railway from Warthausen to Ochsenhausen. [German]
The imperial fountain (Kaiserbrunnen) was created by sculptor Hans Baur in 1897. After redecoration in the end of 20th century by Gernot Rumpf it shows some allusions to historical events related with Constance. For example a three-headed peacock wearing a tiara on each head.
Ha, isn’t it a cutie? I saw this microcar generally known as Heinkel Kabine at the Internationale Bodenseewoche. This traditional festival takes place at the harbour of Constance’s historic city center. It’s not only a meeting point for lovers of classic cars but also for powerful boats. [German]
While crossing Lake Constance from Meersburg to Constance by boat I took this photo of a conspicuous white colored tower named Otto-Moericke-Turm. It is a former water tower which houses a youth hostel now. A fine address if one would like to stay at something special.
A modern airship passes Meersburg. A common view at Lake Constance as there are companies offering scenic flights with this kind of aircraft.