The lower Widdington BBQ Club's trips  


Meersburg Germany 2008


The lower Widdington BBQ Club's trip to Germany  

Our Hotel in Meersburg

Hotel „ 3 Stuben“

Kirchstrasse 7

D 88709 Meersburg Germany 



Our Hotel Room 


By the Lake

Looking around Meersburg,

 Saturday morning










Meersburg is on Lake Constance  "Bodensee" 









Saturday afternoon

Shopping in

St Gallen, Switzerland















Hat shopping then off to the Castle





High on a hill was a lonely goatherd.

Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo










The town of Meersburg

 was originally built up around this old castle that overlooks the lake.
It was built around 628 by the king of the Franks.


Construction Theories
There are two theories about the construction of the Meersburg castle.
The first is that the Merovingian king Dagobert I, built the Dagobertturms (Dagobert's Tower),
the central keep of the Meersburg, in 630.

The second theory is that the castle was built in the early 12th Century, and based on the name of the tower
an association with the earlier merovingian king was created. It is based on the observation that
in the Lake Constance region there are no records of any castles being founded in the 7th Century,
but in the 12th Century to early 13th Century many castles were built in the region.
The Merdesburch Castle was first mentioned in 1113, which implies a construction date before the early 12th Century.












 knight and their medieval helmets







Kaffee and kuchen,,, Time   





Zeppelin Museum











“Say good night, Carol.”