We began our day in the Black Forest driving its high road to Freudenstadt. The city lies on a high plateau at the east edge of the north Black Forest and is well-known for its fresh air. Its city center is famous as the largest market place in Germany and is a climatic health resort of international renown. In the 19th and 20th centuries, visitors of note included George V of the United Kingdom, the Queen of Sweden, John D. Rockefeller, and even Mark Twain. Amazingly, we are not in that list. With its many hotels and guest houses, and its high-class cuisine, Freudenstadt remains a popular vacation spot for Germans from every part of the country.
We ended our trip through the Black Forest today in Freiburg (barely surviving a tremendous thunder storm, more to follow in our next blog), and we noticed that many folks were still celebrating Freiburgs’ recent win over Augsburg in soccer .
Freiburg im Breisgau is one of the famous old German university towns and was incorporated in the early twelfth century. The city is known for its medieval university and minster (church), as well as for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. The city is situated in the heart of a major wine-growing region and serves as the primary tourist entry point to the scenic beauty of the Black Forest. According to meteorological statistics, the city is the sunniest and warmest in Germany and holds the German temperature record of 40.2 °C (104.4 °F). And in the last picture, how cute is that delivery truck?