Sunday, February 17, 2013

Black Forest (III): Schiltach

On the second day, we caught a train into the Black Forest. We travelled through the hills to Schiltach, which is debatably the prettiest town in the area. The centre of the town is made up of medieval half-timbered houses up to 500 years old.

This is the cafe where we stopped for goulash and Black Forest cake. They had commemorative plates of the UK royal family around the walls. Psh, as if the Saxe-Coburgs have anything to do with Germany.

Being perched on the edge of a river, the town floods on a semi-regular basis. The stones on the wall of this house record the heights of the highest floods.

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