The entrance to the port, where u. where the Bodensee scheduled ships from Bregenz, Rorschach and Friedrichshafen dock, is bordered by the new lighthouse from 1856 on the west side and by the statue of the Bavarian lion on the east side. The 6 m high, armored lion sits, supported on its front paws, on a three-tier pedestal made of Nagelfluh and looks towards the Swiss shore. It was carved in six blocks from a block of Kelheim marble by Johann von Halbig before 1856 and weighs about 70 tons. The former harbor pier was built in 1812 by the Mehrerau monastery using blocks of Rorschacher sandstone. It was completely demolished in 1986 due to the danger of collapsing and rebuilt almost in its old form from South Tyrolean sandstone. It allows you to walk around the lion statue.
October 27, 2022
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