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Exploring the Black Forest, Germany

Now that I’m on the road to recovery, it is marvelous to be able to plan and hope for the future. One thing I’m looking forward to most is traveling.

I’d love to explore some new places like Bulgaria, Tasmania, and Finland. But first I want to go to countries I’ve already explored that hold people I love dearly. Like Germany.

Of all the places I’ve traveled, Germany is the one country I return to over and over again, not only for its stunning beauty, fascinating history, and seriously good sausages, but because of the friends and family that have lived there. Just thinking about them makes me happy.

One of my favorite places in Germany is the Black Forest. I love it there any time of year.

Winter is a fairyland of falling snow, twinkling lights, and half-timbered houses that have me dreamy of wintry hikes in the woods and cozy nights around the fire.

Spring is when I love hiking in the Black Forest. It’s not too hot or muggy and the woods are full of wildflowers and vivid green ferns. It’s not too hard to imagine fairy tales being lived out in a place like this.

Summer is wonderful for swimming in the lakes and eating copious amounts of ice cream while wandering through the many beautiful towns of the Black Forest. Baden-Baden may be a highlight for gorgeous architecture, spas, and shopping, but heading up into the hills to smaller villages is well worth the effort. Β Going from the airport in Frankfurt to Baden-Baden is easy and by train delightful. It is a great starting point for further exploration.

Autumn may be my favorite time of all, for this is when the orchards and vineyards are overflowing with luscious produce. I love ambling through the markets and scoping out massive cabbages and huge baskets of apples. Going for drives up in the hills is sheer bliss, rolling past ancient castles and beautifully designed vineyards dripping with grapes ready to be turned into wine.

If you could plan a trip to visit people you love, where would you go?

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Krista - It is truly gorgeous, Hotly Spiced, and I long to return there for days of hiking and exploring. πŸ™‚ The ice skates photo is the one I return to when Christmas in Summer just doesn’t feel right. πŸ™‚

Hotly Spiced - The scenery is stunning, Krista. I have heard a lot about the Black Forest and everyone raves about it. I love the Christmasy image of the ice skates hanging up – so European and so different to the Aussie landscape xx

Krista - We sure do, @LindyLouMac:disqus πŸ™‚ I hope your daughter has a wonderful time exploring a bit in between meetings. πŸ™‚

Krista - I would love to do that, @karinstienemeier:disqus πŸ™‚

Krista - Thank you so much, @budgetjan:disqus πŸ™‚ That’s exactly what I wanted to do when I found that building. πŸ™‚ It’s so welcoming!

Krista - Seeing your sister sounds like a marvelous idea, @tandysinclair:disqus πŸ™‚

Krista - We will definitely have to talk travel when we finally get to meet in person, @disqus_v9uRgGTGfe:disqus XO πŸ™‚

LindyLouMac - Lovely photos, by coincidence my daughter is in Germany on business at the moment and the photos she has shared have reminded me that there are some beautiful places there. However you and I both know that the whole world and mother Nature is stunning don’t we. πŸ™‚ xx

Karin Stienemeier - Please stop and explore Frankfurt and the Rheingau wine region near here when you plan your bext visit to Germany!

Tandy Sinclair - Driving through the black forest was an amazing trip. I would fly to Sydney to see my sister πŸ™‚

budgetjan - I am so glad your mind is free enough from worry and sickness to dream of traveling Krista. I pinned the ice skate photo. I wanted to go inside and sit by the fire and see what other delights would await me.

Maureen Shaw - I’ve been to Germany, Bulgaria and Tasmania but not to Finland. I’d love to visit them all again too. Marvelous destinations.

Krista - That would sadden me deeply too, @liz_posmyk:disqus Thankfully the places I saw were lush and healthy and beautiful. πŸ™‚

Liz Posmyk - Wow, what a beautiful post, Krista… I have only been to the Black Forest once, in summer, a long time ago… was saddened to see that pollution had affected the foliage.

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