4 (September 13, 2016) Freiburg
We’ll spend the morning of this day exploring Freibur. After that,
we’ll leave to drive to Lindau, where we’ll spend the night. We could
stop by Feldberg in our way.
The spots marked at map are:
With no rushes and after a good breakfast we’re in
Freiburg city center around 10:30 AM. The hard part is to park with
this obligation of getting as close as possible to the place to see
since Eva injured her foot. The best option seems to be a big parking
building besides Schwabenstor, one of the Old City towers.
When we walk across the gate in this tower the city makes a
change of century: tarmac is now flagstones and the façades are classic
There is a system of gutters on these streets which was used
to fight the fires. Now, child enjoy getting in them to refresh their
feet or play with the toys placed around and fixed to avoid to be taken.
We soon reach the Cathedral, called Münster and giving name
to Freiburg’s largest square: Münsterplatz. It is big, but the market
held here every day – except Sundays – leave few spaces, which makes
difficult to get a general picture of the building.
I explore further areas of this Old City like the City Hall
and the Martinstor, the other tower remaining from the original gates
to the city.
We’re back at car around 12:15 PM and, with the time we spend
looking for the right exit of Freiburg and enjoying the views in
motorway 31, we take the exit to Titisee Lake by 1:30 PM. This was not
a scheduled stop, but it’s lunch time and we like what we see here.
There are a lot of restaurants to choose here and we finally
get into Pferdestall, which is big but full of people from the groups
brought by the coaches parked outside. It is noisy but they’re about to
leave now. Once we get the table the restaurant is empty and quiet we
lunch alone in this big dining room: Cannelloni, seafood spaghetti and,
finally, a piece of Black Forest pie, by 32.30€..
We’ve changed the visit to Feldberg by a simpler and shorter
one: the Source of the Danube. We reach Donaueschingen in 40 minutes.
The city has beautiful corners besides the place everybody is coming:
Once back on the road we’re in the last drive for
today to Lindau. We reach Constanza Lake in less than one hour but we
learn quickly we’re going to enjoy these landscapes more than we wanted
as the road is very busy and, therefore, slow. Our destination is
almost at the end of the lake.
It takes more than one hour and a half to reach
Lindau. We’ve gone directly to the port instead of passing by the hotel
first as we want to see it at daylight. Lindau is a big city, but all
its touristic attractions are in a small island in the lake. It’s 6:30
PM when we pay one euro for one hour of parking and enjoy the beautiful
view of this place which make us to be sorry about the time wasted on
As the wonderful view of the lighthouse and the
lion in the environment of this big lake makes us to want more of it, I
walk to the lighthouse, where the keeper allows me to pass to get a
better view of the lake.
When we finally get the hotel it results to be more like a
backpacker hostel: beds are bunk beds and furniture are wooden boxes.
It is clean, though, but it is not what we thought.