Silver & Enamel Shield Crest Travel Charm from Vintage BraceletDescription:
Town: BODENSEE, Germany
Vintage Silver & Enamel Crest Travel Shield CharmCharm Depicts:
Bodensee Coat of Arms
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
is a district (Kreis) in the south-east of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Neighboring districts are (from west, clockwise) Constance,
Sigmaringen, Ravensburg and Lindau. To the south, Lake Constance forms
the boundary to Switzerland and Austria.
Lake Constance is shown on the coat of arms.
Satellite image of Lake Constance
Lake of Constance
(German and Alemannic Bodensee) is a large lake on the Rhine between
Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. It lies approximately at 47°39′N,
9°19′E. Lake Constance was first mentioned by the Roman geographer
Pomponius Mela about AD 43. He noted that the Rhine flows through two
lakes, and gave them the Latin names Lacus Venetus (today Obersee) and
Lacus Acronius (today Untersee). Pliny the Elder used the name Lacus
Brigantinus, after the Roman city of Brigantium (today Bregenz). The
lake is colloquially also known as the Swabian Sea (das Schwäbische
The freshwater lake sits at 395 m above sea level and is
Central Europe's third largest, after Lake Balaton and Lake Geneva. It
is 63 km long, and at its widest point, nearly 14 km. It covers
approximately 539 km² (208 mi²) of total area. The greatest depth is
252 m in the middle of the eastern part (Obersee). Its volume is
approximately 55 km³. The lake has four parts: Obersee (main, 476 km²),
Überlinger See (north, 61 km²), Untersee (west, 63 km²), and the Zeller
See and Gnadensee (northwest). The regulated Rhine flows into the lake
in the southeast, through the Obersee, the city of Konstanz and the
Untersee and flows out near Stein am Rhein. Lake Constance provides
fresh water to many cities in south Germany.
Lake Constance was
formed by the Rhine Glacier during the ice age. The Rhine, the
Bregenzer Ache, and the Dornbirner Ache carry sediments from the Alps
to the lake, thus gradually decreasing the depth of the lake in the
southeast. Approximately 1000 tons of fish were caught by 150
professional fishermen in 2001 which was below the previous ten year
average of 1200 tons per year. The Lake Constance trout (Salmo trutta)
was almost extinct in the 1980s due to pollution, but thanks to
protective measures has made a significant return. The lake itself is
an important drinking water source for south-west Germany called
Bodenseewasserversorgung. Car ferries link Romanshorn, Switzerland to
Friedrichshafen, and Konstanz to Meersburg.
Lovely Silver Enamel Travel Shield Charm from Vintage bracelet.
Beautiful detail and in excellent condition for its age!
Height: 1⁄2 inch
Width: 1⁄2 inch
Depth: 1/8 inch
Weight: 1.0 grams
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 13 June, 2007.