In Lapland, I go to Sweden (about 3h drive from Rovaniemi) for IKEA and Swedish supermarkets like ICA. And get a bit confused with the time difference (1h) and that there’s no border control or so.
In Eastern-Switzerland, I go to Germany (appr. 40min by train or 30km by bike) for Alnatura and german prices. Sometimes. And get a bit confused by Deutsche Bahn and no time difference.
And for no big mountain adventures lately, here’s a few pics of the cute old town of Konstanz. Because while no mountains, I can at least brag by going abroad.
If you are going and need tips, then check all the bio and organic supermarket and restaurant options (including wine and skin care). And be careful with the trains if your trip has anything to do with german trains on your way there – and for the confusion, if you’re coming from the Swiss side, I highly suggest you come biking or stop with the train stop in Kreuzlingen Hafen (and get out) and cross the border by foot. There goes a nice path close the Bodensee.
And this time of the year, the Swiss side of Bodensee is very nice for a proper Sunday (granny) bike trip, with all the appletrees and pumpkin direct sales and grispy autumn air.
Oh and in June, every year, they have this huge 9km secondhand row over the border, in Kreuzlingen (the Swiss side town) and Konstanz (the German one). Apparently it’s bit of a madness, but not as mad as Octoberfest. Though I have never been to the latter one, so what do I know.
Anyone want to invite me some year? I guess I’m too late for this year already…
Where: Konstanz, Germany