Hotel Belle Epoque
Travel Blogs from Baden-Baden
Weather glorious again so took the funicular up to Mercury's Vista. Quite a ride and the view was spectacular. We could see about 15 villages in the valley below from the Mercury Tower. There were also huge samples of the variety of rocks found at Baden Baden, and they dated from 142 million to 750 million years old. After our return trip on the funicular we caught a little open tourist train and learnt some more ...
Reluctantly left Gengenbach today and drove firstly to Freudenstadt where we had a coffee, then took the B500 to Baden-Baden. This is reputedly one of the prettiest drives in Germany and it was fantastic because we crossed one of the many mountain ranges of the Black Forest. Spectacular views over beautiful valleys. As soon as we arrived ...
... and it was. By and large we kept to the back roads and saw some beautiful little villages. It was wonderful to get back to Gengenbach, however; it is the pick of the villages in this area and our hotel is superb. The hospitality is second to none - could stay for a week. Had dinner at a little restaurant that was very traditional and loved ...
... piece, followed by two more.
Then it was time to move on again. By this time we had figured out that the "Walk, Don't Walk" on the signs was actually the name of this special evening of musical performances, probably by faculty and staff of the music school, within the amazing architecture of the old fortifications. The acoustics in the small stone rooms was amazing. And so we came eventually to a third room ...
... brakes but I thought the whole thing would make a great challenge in The Amazing Race! When we finally were able to buy a Eurovélo 15 book, we looked to see if there was any warning about this significant obstacle. Nothing.
Fortunately, after a short ride, we came upon a pretty restaurant on the side of the river near Maximiliansau, with a big terrace shaded by umbrellas and staggered in to have lunch. Did we have ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet