I stayed with my former roomate Katrin, who had just passed her exams and is now done with her university career! So we celebrated from the moment I arrived.
Konstanz is located in far, far southern Germany, on the border to Switzerland as well as near the Austrian border. Because of its proximity to Switzerland the allies didn't bomb it in WWII, afraid about what a miss might mean. This means that Konstanz has amazing old buildings and a totally preserved Innenstadt, which is very rare in Germany.
I love how so many of the buildings are painted. It's really beautiful. Much more typical for southern Germany than the north, or even the southwest where I live.
Then we took a ferry to Meersburg, a really gorgeous quaint little town
Here are some more examples of how the houses are painted, as well as given names (some dating to the 14th and 15th centuries!!!) Dad, the pheasant house picture is for you. :)