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Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Titisee-Neustadt November 17th 2019

Am zweiten Tag meines Wochenendausflugs war das Wetter wie angekündigt schlechter. Ich habe gut im Hotel mit u.a. 2 weich gekochten Eiern gefrühstückt und bin nochmals zum See. Eine Fahrt auf den Feldberg war nicht möglich, da die Bahn schon Winterferien machte, daher habe ich den Vorschlag eines Informationsblattes im Restaurant befolgt, und bin zum Klostermuseum in St. Märgen. Dort gibt es viele Uhren und historische Sehenswürdigkeiten. Als ich Fotos machte, wurde ich gefragt, ob ich dafür irgendeinen professionellen Hintergrund habe, was ich leider verneinen muss. Ich will aber die Gelegenheit nutzen, hiermit für dieses Museum Werbung zu machen. Es hätte auch ein Klostercafé gegeben, aber ich bin dann doch bei leichtem Schneeregen wieder direkt nach Stuttgart gefahren.... read more
Im Klostermuseum von St. Märgen.
Im Klostermuseum von St. Märgen.
Im Klostermuseum von St. Märgen.

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Titisee-Neustadt November 16th 2019

Nach der 6. Woche in Stuttgart bin ich wieder zu meiner Mutter gefahren und nach der 7. habe ich mir einen Ausflug in den Schwarzwald nach Titisee vorgenommen. Die gestrige Hinfahrt verlief problemlos und die Straßen zu meinem Ziel waren meist 3- oder 4-spurig ausgebaut. Das Wetter war sehr schön und nach dem Check-in habe ich auf dem Zimmer noch einen Kaffee getrunken und bin danach zum See. Der ist wirklich sehr sehenswert und es gab Touristen aus vielen Ländern. Ich habe mir auch ein Stück Schwarzwälder Schinken gekauft und werde diesen in den nächsten Tagen essen. Nach meinem Spaziergang bin ich noch in den Spa Bereich meines Hotels mit Sauna und Dampfbad. Anschließend habe ich für nur 25 Euro ein gutes 5-Gänge Menü gegessen. Der Tag ging dann mit dem erfolgreichen Fußballspiel der deutschen Nationalmannschaft ... read more
Spaziergang am Titisee.
Spaziergang am Titisee.
Spaziergang am Titisee.

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Titisee-Neustadt August 28th 2019

First day in the Black Forest so we drove to lake Titisee - largest lake in area ! It’s not big by Lake District standards - probably a mile long by half a mike wide but a lovely setting and well protected from development - just a few houses tucked into the surrounding forest. Very chic town, touristy but in a very posh way - a couple of top notch stores selling designer stuff and cuckoo clocks ( pretty much constantly going off - not my cup of tea!) and then the usual main drag with market stalls but all very tasteful not tacky. Coffee and first swarzwald torte of the trip (scored 7.5) followed by a rowing boat out on the lake. Pete took the helm first and powered across to the other side, then ... read more
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I didn't bother to write up yesterday as it was another train trip to Freiburg following up places we hadn't been to, doing some shopping and getting very hot again. Today is our last day in the Black Forest and we chose another fairly long hike for the day. The hike was the Black Forest Highlands Heritage Trail (Heimatpfad) which took in both heritage and historic spots. We took the train to Hinterzarten about 5kms from Titisee and set off on the route marked with water wheel symbols. The first part of the trail goes down alongside a river in a narrow gulch to several mills with water wheels mainly used for sawing timber and milling grain. We crossed under the main road and to a location that used to have rope makers, millers, barrel makers, ... read more
A walk in the Ravenna Gorge
The Ravenna Viaduct at Hofgut Sternun
Cuckoo Clock house


Our Guest Cards allows us to hire bikes for free so of course we chose E-Bikes to ride to Schluchsee. The trail is a dedicated cycle path going over a steep Pass between Titisee and Schluchsee. We had thought it may have been a relatively flat path since there appeared to be a chain of lakes on the map. We were very happy that we had E-Bikes and what wonderful machines they are. Whoever invented them should be a very rich person as they are enabling all sorts of people to cycle. Here in Europe they seem to be as prevalent as conventional bikes, especially for recreation. Whilst you still have to pedal, it flattens hills. Not really, but hills that would normally have us in Granny gears, we could sail up easily. I love them. ... read more
Schluchsee from the forest trail


Today was a day out of the Black Forest mountains and to the city of Freiburg about 40 minutes by train from Titisee. Our Visitors Pass gives us free travel on trains, buses, boats etc. What a surprise we had at the Bahnhof to find a wonderful bread and cake shop within it. There were amazing looking cakes, tarts, croissants, pastries and breads of all sorts. A pity we hadn't picked up the location earlier as it's only about 200m from where we're living. The train after leaving the Titisee area goes through steep hills and deep gorges before arriving out in the lowlands to the west. I'm not sure about the Black Forest name but there are 1000s square kilometres of forest intersperced with medieval villages. Freiburg is the largest city in the area. It ... read more
Lovely stained glass windows
The University Square in central Old Town


We're on holiday so why not relax and not whizz off somewhere? We took a gentle boat trip around Lake Titisee this morning which doesn't take long and is very sedate. The lake becomes busy with rowers, boaters and peddle boats as the day goes on. It was formed by a previous glacier which filled the valley and is now just 41m deep and eventually drains into the Rhine River. Afterwards there was the obligatory coffee followed by purchasing nice fresh baguettes for lunch. It sure beats the tough slabs of bread we got the other day. It appears a fairground is coming to town. Huge trucks arrived with all sorts of fairground gear and deposited it in a large carpark close to where we're staying. Hopefully it'll take them the rest of the week to ... read more
Our apartment in the meadow
The Black Forest from Saig


There was a major event going through Titisee all morning. Thousands of cyclists (over 4000) on mountain bikes passed through for several hours competing in the Black Forest Ultra Bike Marathon. There are five classes of race ranging from 117kms and 3150m in height to 43kms and 900m in height. The route includes both road and off road with various categories for age groups and teams. They were certainly flying as they hit the downhill into Titisee. Fortunately the streets had been shut off for the race or pedestrians would have come off second best. All of this coincided with buses and trains disgorging hundreds of day visitors so the town soon turned into crowded streets of people wandering, shopping, eating or drinking. The more energetic ones set off on hiking trails of which there is ... read more
Black Forest scenery from walking trail
Lake Titisee


Goodbye Saanen, Switzerland. Hello Black Forest, Titisee, Germany. We left Saanen at 9.30, set the GPS to our destination and kept driving until we arrived at Titisee at 1pm. From Spiez, on Lake Thun we were out of the mountains and now onto motorways until Basel where we exited on to secondary roads. We had no idea where we were as we wound through narrow valleys and eventually through the Schwarz Wald (Black Forest) to our destination. The parking areas through the area were always full and we wondered what the attraction was as we seemed to be in forest and little else. It is Saturday so maybe the cities empty out and people head for the hills. On arrival in Titisee we struck wall to wall people and our beloved GPS delivered us into the ... read more
Meili Chalet

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Titisee-Neustadt August 2nd 2015

It's been a day and 315 km since our drive among the birds. The hot air balloon took us not further than 20 km, so we drove with M&A to Titisee, back in Germany. Now we camp in front of the water, swim to the other edge and paddle in circles. (Yes, I know it is stupid to paddle in circles, but Elisa and I can't manage better than that :') The black forest around us provides the perfect environment to relax. We feel no excitement about the fact that it is not long to go for one whole year into a world trip. We are fine. If you are wondering why the lake is called Boob lake,... well it isn't! Boob in German is written with double t "Titti". Always thinking dirty...... read more
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