Ah, the Black Forest – the setting which inspired countless Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales. Given that context, I expected the drive to be through dense, dark forest where only a sliver of light would shine through the trees. But no, the scenery was actually extremely beautiful – there was nothing “black” about the Black Forest (not during the daytime, at least)! We drove on the side of mountains where a blanket of green trees lay below and around us. Lucky for me, we stopped at the town of Titisee for lunch break, where I got a closer look at small-town German life.
I was blown away by how cute it was! Who would’ve thought that nestled deep in the Black Forest were small towns like this?
The all-important lunch time:
If you’re curious, here’s what else I had for lunch! Although now that I think about it, I should’ve just indulged in a second apple strudel. It was THAT GOOD.
Despite the town being very touristy, it was so, so charming and pretty. I was enchanted!
I eventually made my way down to Lake Titisee.
So there were tourists everywhere in this town. I was not expecting that! But the good thing was, I got to practice my Chinese in Europe when I asked one of the many Asian tourists to take a photo of me. That language exchange still amuses me. 🙂
After seeing the lake (it was a very small lake), I had some time to pop into a shop or two.
Apparently, the area is known for their cuckoo clocks!
All too soon it was time to go. Now I’m curious to see what other small German towns are like. Are they all this charming? Do they also have a huge tourism industry, or are mostly untouched by outsiders? Have you been to any German towns? Where would you recommend going?
Thanks for reading!
P.S. My time in Germany wasn’t very long, but I made sure to experience the culture through its food! Read: A Taste of Germany