As we cycled out of Switzerland into Austria, the cost of food and lodging decreased. We cycled through Bregenz (again) and chose the north shore route around the Bodensee (Lake Constance) as we would be able to stay in Austria. While we crossed back over to Switzerland once we passed by Lake Constance, we were able to cross into Germany where we spent the night, cycling to the top of a steep hill to obtain this cheap lodging rather than staying down by the river on the Swiss side. The most impressive part of this section of the Rhine is the Rheinfall (continental Europe’s largest waterfall by volume of water). We toured the Schloss Laufen and took the steps down to have a closer look at the waterfall. We decided against the tourboats which took you up close and personal with the wet waterfall!