This was the plan even before all the rain and mud came along, and it was an even better plan after. There is a full panoply of services for the Pilgrim walker here: tourist office will help with ongoing reservations, there is an outdoor store (Jack Wolfskin) as well as a discount store (Mühler) on the market plaza. Not to mention the biggest city since Ulm, so it’s a good place for a rest day.
Konstanz was an important pilgrim waystation in medieval times as well, and many buildings from that era are included in the walking tour (brochure and map available in English from the Tourist Office, adjacent the train station).
Dining. At the House of the Elephant (in the old days, the houses were named rather than numbered, and this tradition has been preserved in the Altstadt) the menu was German, but the table next to me was Japanese, so I was translating into English – rather the flip side of yesterday’s experience. Very nice fresh fish from the Bodensee (by the time I thought about takin a picture, it was gone!).
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