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Germany, Freiburg and how to Marry a Local Girl

Freiburg Merchants Hall Münsterplatz

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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Black Forest, Freiburg and a Snow Blizzard

Freiburg Merchants Hall Münsterplatz

Freiburg, or 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.

Statistically it is the sunniest and warmest city in all of Germany but that certainly wasn’t the case today.  As we parked the car and walked towards the city centre there was a steel grey sky, a spiteful wind and stinging sleet, the pavements were wet and the colour was bleached out of the buildings and streets and after just a couple of minutes we knew that it was unlikely that we would be seeing the best of Freiburg today.

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