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I have been to such places before and enjoy them very much. This time, because i kept going between the sauna and the swimming pools, I chose to keep on my bathing suit. This is very odd for Americans, since we rarely remove our suits in public places, and even if you do, it is an individual choice.
Find on Google Maps. The western tip of Austria is at the eastern shore of the lake. Austria has the least shoreline—just 20 kilometers or so—of any of the countries, but it is within Austria's border that the Rhine River empties into the lake.
Then, just minutes from our hotel in Uberlingen, Germany, my sister Lee and I were separated by a marching band on its way to the city center. Intent on finding her, I ignored the festivities. But after we were reunited and revived with showers and dinner, we set out to indulge in a truly German tradition: a soak at the local spa. The monthly late-night special at Bodensee Therme appeals to locals as well as bargain-hunting tourists.
Every single moment in the diverse relaxation oasis carries you away from your everyday life. Dive into the luxurious world of our large spa resort and experience a literally thrilling break by the lake. The SEE SPA offers you enjoyment in every sense: whether you let off steam in one of our diversified saunas, discover the feeling of weightlessness during a creative zone massage by one of our experienced therapists or enjoy a delectable glass of champagne in the bubbling whirlpool: during and after the occasion you will feel like a new person.
This dazzling lake is enclosed by the distant white peaks of the Austrian Alps, forming a spectacular backdrop for this old German town. With Switzerland quite literally down the road and Lichtenstein and Austria just across the lake, it is the perfect place to base yourself for a while. And within an hour of exploring the waterside area of Konstanz, I could totally see why he loved living here!
I like to hang out naked. Okay there, I said it. I grew up in a house where my mother walked around naked or seminaked all the time.
Spa and wellness centre Massage Hammam Sauna. The hotel has a sauna and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and fr
Looks like a perfect day spent in the sunshine! During the summer, at the beaches here, we can tell who the Europeans are for their lack of clothing! And of course, I was the silly American who couldn't stop staring.