Sunday, September 13, 2009


Liechtenstein is the smallest German-speaking country in the world and the only alpine country to lie entirely within the Alps.  It is another micro country.  You can get your passport stamped at the city hall downtown for a small fee.  You can also visit the castle, which we did not have time to do.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Stein Am Rhein

Stein Am Rhein is one of our favorite Swiss towns.  It's quite close to Lake Konstanz and definetly deserves a visit if you're in the area.  It's great to just park and then walk around.  Beautifully painted buildings and little shops line the pedestrian streets.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lake Konstanz

We spent a long weekend in Lake Konstanz.  We actually stayed right in Konstanz and took the car out to explore the surrounding areas.  It's beautiful!  You can also head over to Mineau Island, the flower island.  We went in October and although it was beautiful, not many flowers/trees were in bloom.  I'd suggest heading there in the Spring/Summer when you have a better chance of enjoying the flowers and their smell.

Lake Konstanz

Mineau Island in October

If you're in the area, I would recommend a stop at Stein Am Rhein in neighboring Switzerland.  See my post for more info.