Peter Lorenz and his Swiss girlfriend are troubled by the fact that you can no longer simply drive over to the other person: “That is an extreme burden,” says the technical employee from Uberlingen on Lake Constance. The border had not been felt before. Now couples without marriage certificates would have no chance to get to the other side. “You can only stand at the border. It’s a bit like it used to be in the GDR. ”Every five days, he and his girlfriend now accept longer travel times in order to hug at least once. Many other couples, students, and even families where one parent lives in another country because of the job, he observed.
The police watch and make sure that not too many people come together. “So far there has been nothing to complain about on the German side,” said a police spokesman in Constance.