Meersburg, Lake Constance, Germany

AUGUST 2021 – On Lake Constance, the passenger ferry ‘Schwaben’ approaches Meersburg, Germany. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

A lovely postcard shot across Lake Constance from the New Castle in Meersburg, Germany: The passenger ferry Schwaben approaches the tiny harbour of the town. Despite the high season, there are relatively few tourists visible, so it could well be a picture from the 1950s (except for the high image quality.)

Meersburg is a beautiful town with a historic center, many small and steep streets, and an awesome waterfront. Its harbour does not only support passenger ferries but is also home to a car ferry to Constance that saves you at least 30 minutes of driving time. As a bonus, you get a nice trip across the lake.

I like this image because it shows a form of slow tourism. What’s more, from this angle the bright reflection on the calm water of the lake could be easily mistaken for being the sky. Of course, the opposite coastline and the ferry clear up that irritation quickly.

Heck, I think it’s a nice image.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time23-AUG-2021, 11:06
LocationMeersburg, Germany
CameraCanon EOS M6 Mark II
LensCanon EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Exposure1/200 sec at f/16
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6837 x 4473 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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