Schwarzwald area - Beyond the Black Forest
Assorted views of France, Germany and Switzerland.
At the edge of Black Forest
Freiburg is located on the western edge of the southern Schwarzwald, neighbouring the Schlossberg. This is also where Nikos Kazantzakis died in 1957.
[View from the tower of gothic cathedral Münster in Freiburg, Germany]
Tiny parts of the Dreisam
The 'bächle' gutters were once used to fight fires. Today they run through the city center.
[Helen at a bächle in Freiburg, Germany]
Not a monster
This is the gothic cathedral in the middle of Freiburg. The octagonal tower offers an amazing view after ascending the narrow steps.
[Münster in Freiburg, Germany]
Inside the octagonal tower.
The lonesome tower
The Cathedral of Our Lady is a great example of Gothic architecture, while combining German and French influences. For 200 years it was the world's tallest building, and today it is the sixth-tallest church in the world. The south tower was planned but never built, so the single tower gives the cathedral an unusual shape.
[Strasbourg Cathedral viewed from Rue Merciere]
Looking for Theoden
Marie Antoinette stayed here in 1770 on her way to Paris, as well as Napoleon during early 19th century.
[Palais Rohan, Strasbourg]
[Ponts Couverts, Strasbourg]
Shades of green
The trees outside Esca are a colorful contrast to the old bricks of St Pauls Church.
A touch of timber
The Petite-France district is located on the Grande Ile where the river Ill splits up into several canals. The area has many Rhineland black and white timber-framed buildings, such as Maison des tanneurs to the right.
[Reine in Strasbourg, France]
The eastern view from the top of the cathedral features the spires of St Pauls Church, constructed in 1897.
I stay put
This is one of the most well-preserved medieval houses around, built in 1427. It is located next to the cathedral.
[Kammerzell House, Strasbourg]
The Schauinsland is a mountain in the Schwarzwald area, 1284 meters above sea level.
[Getting a lift in Schauinsland]
King of the hill
The Schauinsland is a mountain in the Schwarzwald area, 1284 meters above sea level. It is also a great place for eating strawberries.
[Reine in Schauinsland, Germany]
The hills are alive
[Reine in a tower overlooking the Swiss Alps]
The blue bridge
This is the bridge leading to Herz-Jesu Kirche. Some people referred to it later on as Jävla Blå Blottarbron but that is another story.
[Herz-Jesu Kirche in Freiburg, Germany]