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...
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
if you have a hard time waking up in the morning ;)
the unavoidable progression to quartz clocks
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
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'?
awesome stairs in the sister museum
After everything closed at 17:00, we went for a city walk:
lovely statue mooning people underneath :)
And that was that for Freiburg, nice little mostly pedestrian and bike town.