Freiburg is a city attached to nature. The Black Forest isn’t just nearby, an arm of it comes right down into the center of town as Castle Hill. It is also a city of relaxation and enjoyment of outdoors. There are a few sites to see, but the best aspect of the city is really […]
The ideas of slow travel and quality travel are coming up more and more. The core idea being to stay in a place longer and sink deeper into it as opposed to go skipping by so fast as to only see the major sights before being whisked away on a bus to the next sight. […]
When you think about Germany and you are an American, you are probably just thinking about Bavaria. So many things in the American mind about Germany have come from Bavaria. Oompah Bands, Lederhosen and Oktoberfest? Yup. Castle that inspired Sleeping Beauty? Yup. Pretzels? Well, not just Bavaria, but definitely the south of Germany. To put […]
Our adopted hometown is Freiburg, Germany. And while it is small, Freiburg is in the middle a lot of great places and works quite well as a base. The city itself has plenty to see and is a nice place to relax after a long day underway. If you are interested in outdoors stuff, you […]
Heidelberg is a popular tourist town in Germany. It gets several pages in Ali’s Europe guidebook whereas Freiburg only gets one. The castle on the hill in the old town is definitely one of the draws, but we found another castle on a Sunday afternoon that I like better, Tiefburg. Tiefburg (Deep Fortress in German) […]
Even though Freiburg is only a few kilometers from the French border, I don’t go into France very often. Colmar is a pretty Alsatian town directly across the Rhine from Freiburg. Despite being so close, the difference between France and Germany is definitely noticeable. My best friend from home came to visit for a bit so he, Ali and I went to Colmar for the day.