Black Forest & Lake Constance, Aug/Sep '12

Back in Germany for a couple of weeks. Where to go? Where to go?

Well, actually, the Black Forest was a request from Pratiwi. Hmmmmm... suspicious of the cake they make there being an influencing factor wink But to be fair, the whole countryside, rolling hills and stuff also proved a treat. Lake Constance was my idea, chosen completely at random - you can't go far wrong with a lake though.

Very nice all round, but getting a bit chilly at altitude (the Black Forest even has some ski lifts!).

The keen observer might also notice a guest appearance for a couple of days here. Thanks for coming! smile

11:06

In Sankt Peter, but sadly we missed the monastery tour so had to be content with a look at the little church.

11:30

When in the Black Forest... tongue Wonderful lunch in Sankt Peter. Cake so unstable takes two to cut the last slice! wink

13:25

Dropped into Waldkirch, but have to admit that there's not much to see here. This street is pretty enough though.

16:10

Another café stop. Time to compare & contrast Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte wink As we walked a small treat for me too grin

07:05

Good morning Totdnauburg! Morning view from our terrace in the Black Forest. Love it! grin

08:20

Hike to Feldberg (highest peak in the Black Forest) & Feldsee (little lake). Very nice, if a bit chilly to start.

14:15

Freiburg: on a sunny afternoon feels like a really vibrant place. Lots of young folk enjoying life... us included? wink

14:20

Passing by St Blasien. Cathedral here has loads of shiny marble under it's huge dome. Little village is pretty too.

15:50

Passed this mad storm front on the way home. Threw in some 'extreme' processing too. We managed to stay dry, BTW! grin

11:15

'lunch' in Todtnau. Well, there was other stuff, but not so pretty. If only we could survive on beer & cake alone! wink

07:00

Summer in the Black Forest? Yes, that's 7°C! Although it was early morning at over 1200m altitude. Still... brrrrrrr!

13:43

Might have done a bit of pavé while sightseeing in Lindau this morning. Nice view from nearby Eichenberg too smile

10:28

Edeka supermarket, Langenargen: new shops always an adventure. Found this aisle to be somehow photogenic. Beer? wink

15:57

Another ride into Lindau today, this time with Pratiwi. Very nice cycling through the orchards and vineyards.

18:00

Lake Constance at sunset. Hanging out with the swans... although Pratiwi finds them big & scary any closer than this!

10:35

By the shore of Lake Constance. It's huge, with beautiful clear water as you can see. Waiting for the Mainau ferry.

10:40

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen. Completely unpronounceable! wink Is an open air museum of stilt houses we passed today.

11:50

Mainau. The Flower Island of Lake Constance. Yes, they have flowers, & more. Pretty nice really (manly cough!) wink

13:00

There's a butterfly house on Mainau. Sadly didn't bring a macro lens... doh! Still interesting & colourful though.

14:25

Late-ish afternoon ferry back across Lake Constance. Great day! Some nice craft bobbing about here too.