When I was a boy my parents had an LP record by Bert Kaempfert. He was a German band leader who was quite popular in the 1960s. They liked it! One particular tune that I can remember distinctly was a jaunty little melody called ‘A walk in the Black Forest’ and inspired by the tune that is exactly what we have done several times..
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Tagged Baden-Baden, Black Forest, Cable Car Ride, Cuckoo Clocks, Freiburg im Breisgau, Freudenstadt, Rammersweier Hoff Hotel, Schwarzenbach-Stausee, Weiberfastnacht
Posted in Cathedrals, Europe, France, Germany, History, Hotels, Natural Environment, Switzerland, Travel, World Heritage
Tagged Baden-Baden, Black Forest, Fasnacht, Freiburg im Breisgau, Gegenbach, Germany, Offenburg, Schiltach, Triberg
After a short stop for coffee at a ski lodge café we returned to the car and rather disappointed by the lack of really thick snow we began a descent down to the city of Freiburg. To give it its full title, Freiburg im Breisgau is one of the famous old German university towns, was incorporated in the early twelfth century and developed into a major commercial, intellectual, and ecclesiastical centre of the upper Rhine region.
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Tagged Black Forest, Fasnacht, Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Freiburg Münster, Germany