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Today we decided to drive the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse or the Black Forest Highway from Baden –Baden to Freudenstadt. Just 6 km from Baden-Baden we decided to hike through the forest to the Geroldauer waterfall. Although a hot day it was lovely and shady under the tree canopy and the waterfall was quite pretty.

Returning to the car we continued through the forest stopping at vista points (by the way not well marked) giving views across the northern Black Forest and down on the Rhine Valley below.

Our second walk of the day was around the small but pretty Mummelsee. Daisy for the first time without coaching decided to have a little paddle in the shallow edge of the lake. She still hasn’t worked out yet that water can be fun, We noticed that the lake had loads of tadpoles swimming around.

Our final stop was in the town of Freudenstadt which is built on a high plateau. The original town was commissioned by Duke Friedrich I in 1599 but was never completed. However the location of the proposed palace in the plans is now the town’s massive and rather pretty market square fringed with Italian style arcades, which on a hot day were lovely to walk through.

After tea and cake in the square we headed back to base this time taking the valley road. Another good day.

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