Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More Germany images

We had quite a mellow Monday,but Tuesday was quite packed with activities. So here are a bunch of images from the last 2 days.

On Monday afternoon we walked up to the Buchbuehl in Ostrach

The whole crew with my uncle Fritz and his wife Maria after our hike

Monday night we all went to the Schwabentherme in Bad Saulgau, well known for the thermal springs

This was the first time that I visited the Schwabentherme in daylight

Tuesday morning we traveled to Meersburg to catch a ship to the flower Mainau island

Amy and her mom Cheryl look happy on the ship

With my mom on the ship

I guess it feels like a vacation now

The Pfahlbauten in Unteruhldingen remind us of times when folks here lived on the water

The blimp Zeppelin flew over our heads. If not so expensive, that would be a fun way to see the Lake of Constance

A large crew of workers on the flower island Mainau makes this possible

These flowers are "surprisingly" named fringed tulips

A sea of colors greets the visitors here

A very lucky shot inside the butterfly exhibit

Everyone is "hunting" for butterflies

Yes, caught another butterfly

A butterfly ready to take off

Now that butterfly exhibit was excellent

Some of the flowers are not blooming yet

After a long day of hiking around the island

Amy and my mom in front of one of the restaurants on the Mainau

Waiting for the ship Baden to carry us back to Meersburg

My mom, Georgia and Cheryl had a great time on the island Mainau

Downtown Meersburg is quite quaint

The Basilika Birnau is one of the most stunning small churches in Europe (photography inside is not allowed though)

But I did find a nice image online of the stunning interior

The view from the Basilika Birnau is beautiful too

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