Saturday, August 2
Hello dear friends and fellow bloggers. The V and I are back from our short holiday in the Black Forest. It was a wonderful vacation and we were able to see a bit of the southern part of Black Forest. The landscape was beautiful, the towns and shops looked so touristic, the people were friendly although I must admit it I have a hard time understanding some of their german - their accent is quite different from this region.
Of course we ate the so famous black forest cake filled with lots of cherries and almost soaked in lots of cherry schnapps! I think one more of those cakes and I might have ended a bit drunk or tipsy. There were so many cuckoo clocks for sale I'm glad I'm not buying one of those because I might get crazy just choosing which shop and which clock I will get. Mind you they are not cheap at all. Prices range from €400- €1500 - of course the more intricate the clock is the more expensive they get.Here's The V and I in front of the first biggest cuckoo clock in the world. Apparently there are already 2 other clocks bigger than this but our GPS brought us here. We are glad we saw the original. If you noticed the parts are made of wood. And below you will see how big it is from the outside. There is really a cuckoo who comes out every 30 minutes.Creeks or smaller brooks and streams are very common here. After all we are in the mountains. There are also a number of animals to see. Such as this lovely friendly squirrel who wanted some peanuts from us and a nutcracker who seem to be crazy about peanuts too. They are so used to the tourists, it doesn't even bother them that we are in their habitat.
I don't have much exciting stories except I noticed that this region is visited from many neighboring countries - french, dutch and a lot of Brits. Which made me really happy in a way because the hotel where we stayed had a wonderful spa. If you have read my last post about germans and their sauna behavior - then you would understand why. Feel free to read it again so you can have a better glimpse of the german sauna culture. With french and brits as my sauna neighbors I need not worry or be stressed about being the only one with a bathing suit on or being bare naked shoulder to shoulder with my sauna friends. Furthermore, there wouldn't be memory flashes of their naked bodies when I see them during breakfast :)
Here is a picture of one of those typical houses in the area. They have such roofs so that snow could fall down easily during winter. And just at the bottom is a picture of the waterfalls we saw along our walk in the mountains. It is actually a famous waterfall in the area but within walking distance from our hotel.
Well that will be all for now - I've noticed that the post is quite long now, I'll show you more pictures of Black Forest and Freiburg, a beautiful town we visited in the region in my next post.