The Black Forest, Germany



Crossed the Rhine into Germany and drove by rain and fog into the Black Forest.

In the ‘”Bauernstube” (the country style Restaurant) of the local hotel/pub at Thurner we warmed up with a noodle soup, and by the time we unpacked, the clouds had lifted and the rain stopped. We drove through the windy green hills surrounded by the typical pine forest and low roofed farmhouses into Hinterzarten, a health resort, and further on to the “Titisee” (Lake Titi – nothing to do with the female anatomy).  Austin didn’t mind the tourist shops and cafes along the lake entrance, in the contrary! Couldn’t keep him away from the Black Forest Cherry Cake – he reluctantly let me have a fork full too.

In the evening we had great fun with a group of businessmen from Freiburg and the very witty son of the hotel owner, bantering across the tables about what the kitchen had run out of and which food had to be gotten rid off by the cook. All in good humour – it made for a great night’s entertainment.



Beautiful sunshine after a few early clouds!

Austin wanted to return to Titisee to make a few photos and we ended up walking not only around the Lake, but also up into the forest to the next valley and back.

Met a couple of 80 year- old Germans living in Switzerland who shamed us by overtaking us climbing the hill!!! I think, we need to improve our fitness level!

© Austin Robinson 2019