BLACK FOREST, GERMANY

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Our Inflatable Home, Black Forest
We have come to the end of our stay in the Black Forest and it has been so nice, we really have loved it! The campsite is great, Camping Lagenwald (ACSI rated it number 6 in Germany), very peaceful - depending where you’re camped, and exactly what you would want from staying in the Black Forest…surrounded by trees! 
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Originally we were going to stay for 3 nights but extended it to 5 as we were enjoying it so much - and to be honest, we needed a bit of a rest. Putting the tent up and down every 3 days can start to wear a little thin! 
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Whilst we've been here we have been on some great walks around the nearby forest, we did a 12km one day (hell yeah!) and an 8km one the next in to the nearest town of Freudenstadt. 
Our Inflatable Home, Black Forest
Our Inflatable Home, Black Forest
We drove out to Freiburg for the day to have a wander around, its about an hour and a half from the campsite so not too bad of a drive. Freiburg is a beautiful medieval style city, with amazing buildings of such great pastel shades. We had a mooch around the market and the winding streets enjoying the sunshine and the sites. 
Our Inflatable Home, Black Forest
Our Inflatable Home, Black Forest
Our Inflatable Home, Black Forest
Our Inflatable Home, Black Forest
Our Inflatable Home, Black Forest
Our Inflatable Home, Black Forest
Our Inflatable Home, Black Forest
And of course we had to hunt down a Black Forest gateaux! We did a little research online and various websites said that Cafe Schmidt was the place to go so we hot footed our way over there and decided to treat ourselves to a cuppa and some cake to eat in instead of takeaway, fancy.
Our Inflatable Home, Black Forest
Our Inflatable Home, Black Forest
Our Inflatable Home, Black Forest
Well. The gateaux was fine - very creamy, we also had a fruit tart which was delicious but it turned out the ONE mug of early grey tea I ordered that came with ONE tea bag cost a whopping €4.80! I've never seen such daylight robbery before. But anyway, being the very British folk that we are we paid up and left muttering under our breath. That'll show em! (But seriously, the cake is fine, not really worth going out of your way for.)

So that is the end of our stay here. Tomorrow we head further north to a site on the Rhine for a few days and then after that we should be heading in to the Netherlands. We think that we will leave mainland Europe in a couple of weeks and then head over to the UK for more camping - hopefully up to Scotland! And also to find jobs and somewhere to live...yikes! 

2 comments:

  1. So pleased you liked your stay in the Black Forest and that you shared such lovely pics. I'm an expat living and working in Stuttgart and discovered the area around Freudenstadt last year. The waterfalls at Allerheiligen are spectacular, but maybe you'll need to return to see them. Safe onward travels. I look forward to your posts from the UK.

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    1. Hi!
      Thanks so much for your comment, we really loved the area! We'll definitely have to return for the waterfall, it looks amazing. Hope you're enjoying Stuttgart. Have a lovely week 😊

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