Monday, April 11, 2011

Made in Germany 4


The Black Forest - Schwarzwald - is not only forest. It has an abundance of high meadows that stretch over hills and on sunny slopes. They are really warm spots in the summer where you can hang out, have a nice picnic and where you occasionally can find the Kreuzotter, the only poisonous snake in Germany. They are very shy - in 40 years I saw only one! The Black Forest has miles and miles of hiking trails, from easy strolling trails to highly strenuous ones. Many of them present you with gorgeous views, often you are able to see the Swiss Alps in the distance. When you're tired you'd stop at a restaurant and have a Radler - a mixture of beer and Sprite. I know it sounds horrible, but it actually is very tasty and just the right thing after a long hike when you're tired and thirsty.

Prost!


Christine has posted about her trip to the Rhine Valley on her blog - you can see her beautiful pictures here.
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13 comments:

Cynthia Schelzig said...

You do Germany proud with all your great shots of this beautiful country. I especially love this shot with the merging lines...great composition.
Nothing like a Radler girl!!!Now you are making me thirsty:)

windrock studio said...

I wish I could be right there, in this place! Lovely.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is so beautiful...amazing greens. I remember being in the Black Forest and it was georgous.

Lynn said...

Wonderfully green....not sure I'd want the drink but glad it's good!

Adee said...

I love this photo! I could jump right in...
Wonderful shot!

I love the taste of beer and Sprite. I used to drink it on a hot summer's day when I lived in Sydney, Australia.

Thanks for dropping by my blog Carola. Kim Klassen has me going with photoshop now... Love it!

sil said...

Stunning capture! Wish I was there!

Marianne said...

That's it...I am going to Germany.
your photos of Germany are beautiful
Hmmmm....what type of beer goes best with Sprite? And is it equal parts? This drink sounds so interesting

Roban Studio said...

Oooh, makes me want to go to Germany for sure!

Kat Sloma said...

I'd much rather a Radler than a real beer! I love this photo, it give the sense of infinite rolling hills. Lovely!

Orsolina said...

Ja, Deutschland ist schon eine Reise wert. Viele Grüße aus Old-Germany.

Robin Norgren said...

ah... I loved popping over and getting a glimpse of Germany. this is about the right time to come for a visit!

Christine E-E said...

Carola - I posted a picture from our Best of Europe tour with Rick Steves - summer of 2005. I'm thinking you probably have been to one of the two towns we stayed in Bacharach and Rothenburg.
I'll post on my blog!

Ginnie said...

Prost, indeed. I'll drink to that, Carola. :)