Freiburg Region

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  • Day15

    Bad Säckingen (Toi toi toi)

    September 4, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    So again all six hit the road, we headed down the Rhine with first stop in Bad Säckingen which has a lovely covered bridge and a cool church which we popped inside and had a look-see before the service started.
    It was near perfect timing because the bells started ringing about 15mins before service started (and just kept going). As we were leaving many people started flooding in to the square and to the church.
    A lovely old lady (dressed in Sunday best with a hat) said to me "Toi toi toi" which is good luck (for our journey).
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  • Day14


    September 3, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    One of the things I have enjoyed a lot so far are the flowers everywhere. Lots of houses have flower boxes with colourful hanging flowers, beautiful gardens, flowers on most drinking fountains and gardens on the sidewalk....
    These are just some of my pics from places to date

  • Day105

    Black Forest ridge above Hofsgrund

    October 9, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    The morning's rain and dark sky were unpromising but they were to bring an unexpected surprise! The terrain became wilder and as we climbed above 1000m the rain turned to sleet, then snow! Proper big snowflakes! It was 'Narniaesque' with dark towering trees becoming coated. At some points we were surrounded by Christmas trees sugared with white snow. Vicky was driving and was so excited she had to pull over and get out to dance!

    We repeatedly passed a distinct snow line as the changing altitude caused the temperature to rise and fall. The town of Freiberg had rain rather than snow when we went in search of some more Black Forest Gateau. The old town area was beautiful, with the forest rising up behind a square that contained a red sandstone church and rococo architecture. The gateau was more artisan than yesterday's, with a different sort of spirit flavouring the cherries. It went down all too quickly and we drove on to find a place to stop for the night.

    There had been lots of parking along the forest routes and we got the impression the area would have been packed had we visited in summer. After driving farther than we'd planned, to investigate a string of laybys we'd seen on the sat nav, we doubled back to one on a ridge at 1174m above sea level with an incredible view.

    The joy on people's faces as they pulled up and looked around them wasn't something that we'd seen evidence of in city centres, no matter how beautiful the rococo architecture!

    We were able to walk 50m to the other side of the ridge to watch the sun set then get up early the next morning to watch the sun rise from the van while we listened to Melanie's 'Baby Day'! As an extra treat the temperature dropped to 0°C overnight and the snow stayed to reflect the early amber rays and crackle underfoot when we got out.
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  • Day104


    October 8, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Travelling deeper into the Black Forest we were awed by its beauty. Roads wound steeply up mountain sides, along high ridges and down into deep valleys.

    Driving was tricky at points, such as when we were squeezing round a narrow hairpin bend and came face to face with a fleet of 6 different coloured Porsches who weren't expecting to meet such a wide vehicle. We were very glad we had a van whose engine was up to the job of hauling 3.5tonnes up 18% gradients! The clouds closed quickly around us as we climbed to over 1000m but there were clear points that provided breathtaking vistas.

    Down in the valleys little villages were made up of large houses and smelled of woodsmoke. The cream or yellow walls were topped with dark wood boarding, brightly painted window shutters and red, white and pink geraniums in window boxes underneath terracotta roofs. We even saw a wood cutter straight out of a story book, swinging his axe while wearing a white shirt, red braces and a wide brimmed hat.

    We were on a mission to find and eat Black Forest Gateau in the Black Forest. After stopping for a short walk we started the search in earnest. Unfortunately, our assumption that cafes would be open on a Saturday afternoon was wrong. There were two 'Cherry Hotels' but both were closed. After trying 4 different places we found somewhere. A guesthouse straight out of the 70s, it was packed with curios you might find in a gift shop, including a cuckoo clock. The cake was well worth the effort; it had so much kirche that Vicky was glad Will was driving!

    The sunset greeted us at Hausach stopover and we were glad to wind down after a full day.
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  • Day2

    Quer durch die Schweiz

    July 8, 2017 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

    Bereits früh am morgen machten wir uns auf den Weg, die Schweiz zu durchqueren. Nach der Überquerung des Grimselpasses (mit nur 67 PS ist das gar nicht so einfach...), fuhren wir zu Gasser's nach Thun. 🍖🍗🥗
    Später trafen wir Nicole und das Geburtstagskind Simon an einer Raststätte in der Nähe von Winterthur. 🎉 ☕️
    Durch die heftigen Gewitter hindurch, kamen wir nach Deutschland. Die ersten beiden Campings waren bereits voll, beim dritten hatte es noch einen tollen Platz mit Seeblick. 😊
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  • Day12

    Jet set radio

    September 1, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Sheril and I headed back to Schaffhausen to meet Dave and then we headed to Jestetten where we are staying...
    We did 71km today!

You might also know this place by the following names:

Freiburg Region, District de Fribourg, Regierungsbezirk Freiburg

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