Many asphalt kilometres and only short stretches of forest lead from Brochenzell to Markdorf.
At the Mauritius Chapel and... ...
... past the old hospital ...
... the pilgrimage route leads through the Obertor to the town of Markdorf.
Inscription on the upper gate (Obertor)
The Obertor seen from the inside
The path leads down to the Markdorf church.
In the background you can see the so called "Hexenturm (whitch tower)". It is part of the medieval town fortification. It was also a prison and in one cell an "angel maker's cutlery" was found hidden in a cell wall during restoration work.
The Untertor leads out of the city.
A look back at the Untertor
The path leads well signposted through woods ...
...- sometimes difficult passages have to be overcome - ...
... to the chapel Braitenbach.
IIn the chapel there are red chalk drawings of pilgrims from previous centuries.
Now it is not far to the Bodensee, soon a zeppelin can be seen in the air and the place name sign Meersburg is reached.
We visit the grave of the poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff at the Meersburg cemetery.
Through the Obertor we enter the town of Meersburg.
In no time at all it is done with the tranquility of pilgrimage. There is a hectic tourist bustle here.
Magnificent half-timbered houses along the steep road that we walk downhill ...
... past the old castle ...
...as far as Lake Constance.
In summer 2009 this Johannes Nepomuk statue was still totally hidden under ivy. The picture was taken in October 2010, when it stands in full splendour directly at the lake.
After a short rest the ferry brings us to Constance.