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Re: Travelling across the German or French border for shopping

Basically, you never know what will happen. Often there won't be anyone there, on either side. Sometimes if there is someone, they ignore you as they are chatting or wave you off. Other times, they are bored, or have a tip off, or are feeling zealous, or .... whatever. And they will want to check and ask you to park at the side. And other times, there is no-one at the border- but they are just down the road (around here 3 favourite places with parking, 1 km from border, 1 2.5 km from border, and 1 about 2 km from border. And when not at border or other road side posts, they patrol all the smaller mountain roads people with a bit, or a lot, extra- had got used to take.
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Ba.-Wü. https://www.google.ch/maps/place/Bad...,+Deutschland/
Bayern begins at Lindau which on the shore of the Lake Constance near Bregenz.

Baden-Württemberg compared to Switzerland:
Population: 11 Mio. vs. 8.5 Mio
Size: 35'751 km² vs. 41'285 km²
Largest City: Stuttgart, population 634,830 vs. Zurich population 402,762
Highest point: Feldberg 1493 meters vs. Dufourspitze 4634 meters.
GDP: €496.2 billions vs. € 639 billions
Largest lake: Lake Constance vs. Lake Geneva
Known for: Cuckoo clocks, Black Forrest cake, Mercedes, Porsche vs. Cuckoo clocks, Fondue, Banking, and Neutrality.
pheew, that was a lot of answer to a short question
Rules of Baden Würtenberg it is then.
Still, I think I'll stay away until January. Corona and Christmas time is simply too much trouble when shopping.
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Is it me or are Euro 299.00 more than sFr. 300.00? And if I'm wrong, when did that happen? Could it be Swiss Nationalbank is overdoing this "deflate the Swiss Frank thing" a bit?
It’s something €270 per person now. They have had notes on the counter windows in Konstanz for a while now. For those who don’t know it you can avoid the border queues and get your papers stamped by the German customs nr the Bodensee Forum. If you need Swiss customs then you have to go via the main border.

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