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Jul 11, 2013 - Breisach and the Kaiserstuhl

Today we decided to head west towards the Rhine to explore the town of Breisach and an area called The Kaiserstuhl. The town of Breisach sits on the Rhine and the German/ French border. Dominating the town is the Munsterberg or Minster Hill which was the seat of a Celtic principality, then a Roman castle and then an important trading city with significant fortifications. In the 17th and 18th centuries under both Habsburg and French sovereignty was one of Europe’s most important and strongest fortified cities. Despite the city almost being...

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Apr 6, 2013 - Breisach & Black Forest, Germany

Got up early this morning for breakfast, then took the tour bus through the Black Forest. Lots of snow! The countryside was beautiful and the farmhouses are huge. We stopped in a little village. They took some of the people on a 20-minute talk up one of the mountains to a little waterfall. Then into the cuckoo clock shop! Loved this! One of the clock makers gave us a talk on the history and how the clocks are made. The store has a clock covering every square inch of the walls. Of course, it gets pretty noisy when the clocks go off! Then...

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