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Aug 30, 2017 - Pretty buildings, sculptures and antique signs

In the words of my cousin, Tracie Fisher, after a trip to France, "How many photos of red poppy fields is too many photos?" I keep hearing this phrase every time I get out the camera to take another dozen shots of something that overwhelms me with prettiness! In Southern Germany, it is definitely the stunning half-timbered houses that fill most of the villages - some dating back to 1500 and still lived in; we heard that one travels to the southern Black Forest to see the pretty villages, to the northern parts for the landscape, that pretty...

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Aug 30, 2017 - Schwarzwald - The Black Forest

We certainly found out, yet again, the difficulties of travelling in a country with 80M people, most of the freight being transported by truck, and massive road construction everywhere you go. Our trip from Hooksiel to Hausach in the Black Forest (750 m) took us 16 hours! After the flat landscape in Northern Germany, it was as if we had arrived back home to see the rolling hills and massive evergreen forests of the Schwarzwald (Black Forest). We had met Angela and Michael when they did a house exchange in Pender Harbour two years ago. I bet...

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Jul 31, 2015 - Black Forest to Triberg

Friday, July 31st. Although we didn’t take the time to tour Karlsruhe, I read; "When planning this radial city in 1715, the Margraves of Baden placed a mighty baroque palace at its center – an urban layout so impressive it became the blueprint for Washington DC". We headed into the charming town of Baden Baden and wandered its narrow streets wondering not for the first time if Richard had lost his mind. Finally and almost instantly we found ourselves climbing the switch-backed roads crowded by the forest. We seemed to spring out on top of a...

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Jun 13, 2009 - The Best Of The Best!!!

The Best Of The Best Mark and I are coming to the end of our trip, we can’t believe how quickly the time has passed. We had so many good times, made so many amazing memories and laughed more in these past seven weeks then in the past seven years. We have so many favorites and our opinions vary a little on our favorites so we decided to create a list of “Best Of the Bests”. Best Sunset Mark - Cinque Terre, Italy Amy - Ditto Best Beach: Mark - Nice, France Amy - Peniche, Portugal Best Food: Mark - Munich, Germany Amy - Nice, France Nicest...

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Jun 9, 2009 - The Black Forest Region

Our Eurorail pass included one small perk through out our travels and we finally got to take advantage of it down the Rhine River. When you have a Eurorail pass it also includes free travel on the boats that travel down the Rhine. Mark and I decided to jump on at Bacharach and ride the ferry down to Mainz. This little boat ride ended up being quite a treat; it was a beautiful sunny day and they served beer and played polka music through out the journey. Mark sipped a couple of beers, we picked up a little book of legends and myths about the...

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Jul 1, 2008 - Triberg

Tuesday we took off in the car for Triberg in the Black Forest. I saw on the internet that it had some waterfalls so it seemed liked a good place to start. Here’s a little info on the Black Forest for ya’: The name black forest was quite accurate in earlier times, when the forest was impenetrable - though profitable; wood, silver and ore were the foundations of the Black Forest's inhabitants comparable wealth. When the wood trade began to falter clock-making, Cuckoo clocks, stepped in and has been a successful industry for the Black Forest...

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