Overland 1972 - Day 6


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February 18th 1972
Published: February 24th 2013
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Day 6 - 18th February 1972

Hedwig provided us with an excellent German breakfast - cheese, meat, bread and coffee - and then we went for a walk in the local park joining in a game of football. Our next student friend's home is south of Stuttgart and as she (Syvlia) will not finish at University for another day, we decide to head for Fruedenstadt - a town in the Black Forest. Hedwig gave us a nice packed lunch and kindly paid for a taxi to take us to a decent hitching point on the correct side of Rastatt. After 3 lifts to Gargennau, Forbach and then Fruedenstadt, I arrived in the town centre and only five minutes after Michael and Heather. This section of the journey was brilliant with beautiful scenery, winding roads high above the river, lots of picturesque villages and interesting papermills. After an hour looking around we decided to head for Stuttgart even though it was late afternoon. The first car to stop for me proved to be an excellent stroke of luck. The driver was heading to Tubingen (Sylvia's university town) and will give all three of us a lift. Tubingen is the second largest university town after Heidelberg (so we are told) with 15000 of the 80000 population being students ! We find Sylvia, leave our packs and head off to a student house for a term-end party. We have a few beers and socialise before heading to a student house, which had a spare floor to sleep on.

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