Travel Blogs from Stuttgart
After all, mainly flat stages, today I approached the Black forest hills.
Starting in Soellingen, it went up immediately, from 100 metres up to 600 close to Ehningen.
From there it went down again through the beautiful Naturpark Schoenbuch.
Nevertheless, despite the climbing activities, the stage today was the longest so far, 106 km.
you have to work hard but it is compensated by the views ...
Breakfast this morning was similar to the one at Locarno - plenty to choose from. There were boiled eggs with deep pink to red shells instead of cheese. The pink shells are to differentiate the cooked eggs from raw eggs (at some places you can cook your own soft boiled eggs, came across that last year) - this is a Swiss invention we were told. We wanted to get away at 8.23 so the guy did breakfast early for us (at 7.30 instead of starting at 8 - lazy people!). A ...
... bottom of the tower and shout "Rapunzel! Let down your hair!", her ponytail starts coming down towards you.
We also went on a boat ride through the fairytale garden, and saw more people - like Pinocchio - inside a tunnel.
... of the WW1 information. I should also add that all of these places have decided it is the focus of their tourism for the 2014-2018 period.
If I had to pick some museums / monuments
- Menin gate
- Villers Bretonneux
- Pheasant Wood (opens next month)
So last nights sleep almost didn't happen. I thought after a few drinks I'd maybe sleep better in the cold but I just needed the toilet but was too cold to get out. I must have dosed off but both Jess and I were woken up startled by two cats having a fight in the woods behind us. Once I drifted off to sleep again, both of us were woken up again by the sound of all the birds singing. There was seriously so many. Jess even asked if we were in the Amazon rainforest. I didn't ...