Our first day in Germany was one full of a number of pleasure!
See a mere 48 hours earlier than, we weren’t even certain we’d be capable of make it to Germany and after weeks of being caught at dwelling, unable to journey. As such a chance to get to journey (to locations we have been formally allowed to journey to by) was one we didn’t take calmly in any respect.
Our vacation spot this time can be the Black Forest. We truly flew into Stuttgart however after this journey to Stuttgart (on this publish right here) – we determined to offer Stuttgart a miss on this journey and go straight to the Black Forest.
Now, there’s one a part of the Black Forest I’d at all times been intrigued – The Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald Tower.
It’s primarily this enormous unimaginable tower smack bang in the course of the Black Forest and it’s nothing in need of spectacular. Higher but – you possibly can truly stroll to the very high of it so, inside minutes of arriving within the Black Forest, we headed straight for the tower.
To get there it’s important to undergo this unimaginable treetop stroll (it’s like a ‘bridge path) which traverses by means of the forest. It’s actually enjoyable to stroll by means of and is among the finest methods to soak up the sweetness that’s Germany’s Black Forest.
Not lengthy after you begin the treetop stroll, you quickly arrive at The Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald Tower.
Attending to the highest is pretty straightforward. It’s a round stroll and the incline isn’t steep in any respect, making it fairly straightforward to make your manner up high the highest, with the forest revealing extra of its grand magnificence with every passing step.
You’ll discover as you make your manner up, an enormous slide spiralling by means of the center of The Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald. Take notice!
See, you possibly can truly go on the slide – making it not simply the quickest technique to get again down however simply probably the most enjoyable manner too!
Ultimately, we arrived on the high of The Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald and after taking a while to correctly admire the wonderful view from the highest, we headed over to the slide.
By the best way, you do need to pay to go down the slide (deliver money with you – they don’t take playing cards) however it’s solely a small nominal quantity and it’s simply the easiest way to complete off a go to to the tower.
Leaving the tower we headed over to the Wildline Suspension Bridge. The bridge is definitely only a brief stroll from the tower and it’s so price a go to because it has top-of-the-line views of the Black Forest.
Heads up although, in case you are fearful of heights this bridge is a little bit of “legs tremble” as it’s fairly excessive and feels fairly bouncy the extra you head in the direction of the center.
It’s humorous how time creeps up on you whenever you’re having enjoyable!
We had solely deliberate on staying right here for a couple of hours on this a part of the Black Forest however with seeming ceaseless “Oooh”ing and “Aaah”ing on the views, we quickly realised that we’d just about spent our complete day simply surrounding ourselves in nature.
It could have simply been the entire “being caught at dwelling for weeks” factor however the alternative to simply go on an impromptu jaunt by means of the forest was one which felt like such an immediate serotonin enhance – making us giddy with pleasure but additionally completely satisfied at relieved at having the ability to discover this magnificence first-hand.
We did have plans to discover our subsequent cease on the journey – Baden Baden, which can be the place we’d be spending the night however there was no manner we’d be capable of make it there with sufficient time to discover it and make it for the dinner plans we had that night. (Been trying ahead to that dinner for all day! 😋 😋 😋 😋)
With that, we made our manner again to our automotive (we received a beautiful Mercedes Benz for this highway journey – appeared apt as they’re from this a part of Germany and we visited their museum final time we have been in Stuttgart) and headed over to Baden-Baden.
Baden-Baden is one other wonderful place to go to within the Black Forest because it’s referred to as a spa city. The town has attracted Royal Households and celebrities for hundreds of years and it’s simply such a stunning place to sit back and calm down.
On arriving on the Baden-Baden we determined to go straight to the hotel – The Aqua Aurelia Suitenhotel, to check-in!
Seeing as we didn’t have almost sufficient time (or daylight left)to discover Baden-Baden correctly, we determined to sit back and calm down for a little bit of a bit of bit earlier than heading into city for dinner.
To be honest, we have been planning on going for a fast stroll however the resort had a correct welcome, with drinks and so it was a no brainer to go away the exploring until the following day.
Dinner for us was at a fairly extremely really useful place known as Fritz and Felix. Spoiler alert – the place is well worth the hype! Soooo a lot good meals! 😋 😋 😋 😋
Now, bear in mind how I stated that Baden-Baden is a spa city?
Effectively, you’ll discover whilst you stroll by means of the city that the Fountains in Baden-Baden have geothermally heated spa water coming from their spouts, create a delightfully alluring steamy haze that makes you wish to take a dip within the fountain (although, it’s not like you can truly match into it).
We arrived at Fritz and Felix for dinner a tad early so we stopped off within the bar for a couple of drinks to kick off the night.
The bar is among the nicest on the town (and likewise got here extremely really useful) so remember to make a while to pop in, earlier than and even after dinner.
Lloyd went for a Fizzy Italicus and I went for a Fritz + Felix Spritz… each of which went down a deal with.
Earlier than lengthy, we have been beckoned to our desk the place we commenced on what can be an epic feast!
We began with foie gras for Lloyd and plucked lobster for Yaya.
The principle course got here within the type of Charra Beef for Yaya and Iberico Pork for Lloyd – each cooked to perfection.
For dessert, we determined to go along with a deconstructed cheesecake for Lloyd (can’t fairly bear in mind the precise title of it) and pavlova for Yaya.
Once more, one other excellent selection! It went down a deal with! 😋😋😋😋
With that, we determined to name it an evening, desirous to rise up early the following day to discover Baden-Baden and much more of Germany’s stunning Black Forest.