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2016/09/21 Germany Day 06: Black Forest, Freiburg
π 2016-09-21 01:01 in Germany2016, Trips

We left Baden Baden just after breakfast and went for to Vogtsbauernhof Black Forest Open Air Museum. It's a bit like the Folk Villages we've seen in Asia, although the houses were very different of course (and more comfortable):









wooden key, nice...
wooden key, nice...




Next, we drove to Furtwangen's German Clock Museum, which was absolutely awesome. It showed a history of clock and watches, and the history of Coo Coo clocks that were made in the region (some entirely out of wood, including wooden gears):




wooden clocks with wooden gears
wooden clocks with wooden gears






if you have a hard time waking up in the morning ;)
if you have a hard time waking up in the morning ;)

the unavoidable progression to quartz clocks
the unavoidable progression to quartz clocks








atomic clock
atomic clock

oh my, europe timezones used to be a mess...
oh my, europe timezones used to be a mess...

They even had automats and music playing devices that they demoed for us:

After this great museum, we drove to St Peter and went to visit the beautiful Benedictine Abbey there:







It was a short visit though, as we had to hurry to get to Freiburg to visit the cathedral and museum before they both closed at 17:00, and it was still a bit of a drive, which got compounded by the big mess that parking there was. Eventually we found a public parking lot, ditched the car there, and we started with Freiburger Munster Cathedral, which included a back section for 2 euros and for 2 extra euros, we could climb to the top tower:








long staircase to the top
long staircase to the top

bell tower
bell tower




great view from the top
great view from the top

Next, we went to Augustiner Museum, which housed a lot of pieces from Freiburger Munster Cathedral that were being damaged by weather:











who knew that it was Jesus who invented 'air quotes'?
who knew that it was Jesus who invented 'air quotes'?

awesome stairs in the sister museum
awesome stairs in the sister museum

After everything closed at 17:00, we went for a city walk:







lovely statue mooning people underneath :)
lovely statue mooning people underneath :)




And that was that for Freiburg, nice little mostly pedestrian and bike town.


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