Wednesday, August 6

Black Forest Part 2


This is an authentic traditional house in the area. It is actually located in the Open Air Museum, where you can see how the locals used to live, long, long time ago. And below is a modern house with some touches of traditional architecture.


As I have mentioned before , this is the land of cuckoo clocks. In the mid 19th century, cuckoo clock saleman dressed like this man sells clock on his back as hetravels around Europe up to Moscow (see the clocks on his back?). Those clocks must have been worth a fortune (this picture was taken from a visit in the Black Forest Museum - a must see visit, it would be a shame if you don't go there!) . The musicians here are in a big glass box. It was the 19th century's version of a jukebox. You put in a coin ( you need a 2 euro coin now) and they will play some lively music for you. Some people even started to dance :)
Well you not only find clocks here, you can also have some cherry, pear, berries schnaps. :) careful, high alcohol content!!! Don't underestimate them. Or you might want to have your very own dirndl, the national costume in this region.










This is the village where we stayed, called Triberg We are on the way down from our walk where we saw this beautiful waterfall. And this my friends is Freiburg, which I will show more in my next post.

9 comments:

Layrayski said...

Mmmm... I was expecting the cake. Love the photos, visiting your blog is truly like traveling. Thanks toni, and I've added you to my blogroll ages ago. And thanks! Hehe

Gattina said...

instead of visiting my country I am in Eastbourne for a week, it's a wonderful place at the english coast> Yesterday i made a stop in London and visited the queen. It was packed with tourists !

kayni said...

i've been thinking of moving somewhere in Europe and live in a picturesque village like this. i like the quiet, uninterrupted feeling. i was also speaking of not working and just enjoying nature and all...lol. i lived in Rome for a year, but didn't get that feeling. Rome is still a bustling city...phew. where oh where...

dolf said...

Thanks for your post! Keep in mind that it is often cheaper to buy an official Black Forest cuckoo clock back in the states because of the VAT and the exchange rate.

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raqgold said...

hindi yata alam ni dolf na asa alemanya ka, hehe... did you buy a clock? anyway, looking forward to your freiburg photos and story!

Our Love Story said...

naku toni napaka ganda! ang ganda ganda! i like thier national costume... i hope someday i can travel to that place too! thank you so much for sharing all these... for giving me a glimpse of the things and places you've seen! take care! regards to V. Godbless u two always!

RennyBA said...

What wonderful posts from The Black Forest. One think is that it has been a great trip for you. Another thing is how wonderfully you have shared it with us and with great pics as a good documentation - thanks for sharing!

Even from Europe, I've never been there, but would love to go one day. You know I love fresh air, lovely mountains and waterfalls and these gorgeous architecture!

Wishing you a great end to your week :-)

chateau a.k.a. imom said...

Wow, what a lovely place for a vacation! Your photos are beautiful. I'm sure you had a great time. Love the old houses and all the cuckoo clocks!
Sorry I haven't visited your blog for a while. Pupuntahan ko rin pala yung isa mo pa. Gusto long matawa eh. :D

Toni said...

hello dear friends,

thanks for the visit, yes black forest is indeed a beautiful place to visit, lots of things to do and see ;) and also not bombarded with a mass of tourists. do visit it when you happen to be in the area.