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.