The Europeans may reconsider including breakfast with accommodations after our trip. The people I travel with LOVE their breakfast and can put a dent in the buffet line! Off we go for another train ride and two bus rides which place us in a beautiful mountain range in the Black Forest. Today's hike will be up above 4000 feet on the slopes which serve as a ski resort in the winter.
The four and seven year old boys are troopers---except the little man spends some time riding backs on the way up the mountain.
The prize you win for making the climb is a natural observatory with an incredible view. The REAL bonus for the day---HELLO, SUNSHINE!
And--BLOW WIND BLOW! A pause to take in the beauty and we are back down the mountain---by a different route.
German boys--like boys everywhere---love each other fiercely---as in we get along great until someone throws a punch.
The reward for making the climb was delicious apple strudel and cream.
We finish the day with a delicious good bye dinner at the hotel restaurant.
I leave you with this one unique feature of Freiburg-
The Bachle---streams running from the mountains and directed to the sides of the streets throughout the city.