Is Konstanz on the table to visit? Given that …

Is Konstanz on the table to visit? Given that it was essentially untouched by the war, I would love to see all the older medieval buildings that are still standing.

Yes, definitely. Konstanz is beautiful, as is the area around the Bodensee (Lake Cobstance).

The lake borders Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, its shorelines lie in the German states of Bayern (Bavaria) and Baden-Württemberg, the Swiss cantons of St. Gallen, Thurgau, and Schaffhausen, and the Austrian state of Vorarlberg. The mighty Rhein river flows into the lake from the south, with its original course forming the Austro-Swiss border. It‘s also one of the warmest areas of Germany on average.

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Gengenbach in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany is a popular tourist destination on the western edge of the Schwarzwald (Black Forest). It’s known for its traditional Alemanic “fasnacht”, (“Fasend”), a kind of historically influenced celebration of carnival, where tradition is followed, from wearing costumes with carved wooden masks to clapping with a “Ratsche” (a traditional-classic wooden “sound-producing” toy). Gengenbach has a a picturesque, traditional, medieval town centre (“Altstadt”). The town has the world’s biggest advent calendar. The 24 windows of the 18th century town hall represent the 24 “windows” of an Advent calendar. The town also hosts a department of The Graduate School of Offenburg University of Applied Sciences. The nearest cities are Offenburg, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden, and Strasbourg/France.