This is a rather short Travel Diary from my recent visit to the Seepark in Hard in Vorarlberg in Austria at Lake Constance as I just spent about 30 minutes there. Basically I went to Hard as a “Petrol-Tourist” (in german its “Tank-Tourist” what just makes no sense if translated in english) only as the petrol was quite cheap with 1,22 € per liter super gasoline, 25 cent per liter less than in Germany. If you’re in southern Germany it already makes a difference if you fuel your car/bike/motor home up right after the border in Hörbranz or even Bregenz, but as I also had some time and the difference between Hard and Hörbranz were another 5 cents, I drove to this town in the westernmost Austrian state of Vorarlberg.
To have a break from everyday life Seepark in Hard at Lake Constance came just very well. Actually, the water you see at the Seepark in Hard, and here in the Pictures, is an inland basins and not directly Lake Constance. But sure, sort of, it is Lake Constance. But water is water and to me any open water, and the sound of if, immediately slows me down a little. Do you know this phenomena?
What caught my attention were 48000000000000-sculptures at the Lake. 48000000000000, 48 trillion? An already rusty sign (I guess this has to be like this, “Art” etc.) finally described it. Lake Constance has an average water volume of 48 000 000 000 000 Liter – ah, good to know!
The Harder Seepark has, besides the parking spots, a big playground for kids and a Café am See. There you can enjoy a coffee or an ice-cream cone and they also have a few free bathrooms to use, as part of the “nette Toilette”. Right next to the Seepark area there you can find the local church. As the whole area, the Seepark, was redeveloped and redesigned due to the upcoming flood protection everything looks a little too staged and also too clean (how can a public space be so clean?), but it’s still a nice place to hang out, also for families with smaller kids.
Adress Seepark in Hard at Lake Constance