Today we headed into Austria to visit Bregenz which sits at the end of Lake Constance or Bodensee.
We parked up on the west end of the town and walked the lakeside promenade. The major feature on the lakeside is the Festspielhaus. Each year there is the Bregenzer Festival classical music and opera festival. Each year an opera is staged on the open air Seebühne, a floating stage on the lake. This year they were doing Puccini’s Turandot. During the day there was open access to the seating area. The stage set was just magnificent and looking at pictures of previous productions the over the top and magnificent stage sets were not unsual.
After walking along the front we headed into the old town or Oberstadt. Although small it was charming and still enclosed in a defensive wall with the gate guarded by a mummified shark.
It was a charming town to walk around.