Day 4 - Hohburg/Black Forest

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Cuckoo clock making place, complete with dancing people

We left Zum Engel at 6am(!) (oh and I just googled it, and apparantly it's in Hohberg, which means nothing to me but still, at least I know where I was. It's in Ortenau in Baden-W├╝rttemberg - which does make sense because that's where the Black Forest is) and progressed further into the Black Forest proper, seeing more and more snow as we went on, which was quite strange for April I think.  The sides of the hills were literally coated with snow and of course, it was freezing.  

We stopped at a cuckoo clock making place, somewhere near  where Marie Antoinette had stayed for the night (apparantly) The building had a cuckoo clock thing on the side of it, like the bird popping out and the various dancing people popping in and out and suchlike and a clock and just the whole thing really.  We got the whole cuckoo making, Black Forest experience.

To say that I was inappropriately dressed for the weather was an understatement. I had on ballet shoes, really light weight white cord trousers, a really thin top and my white jacket. Yes, me in the snow with no socks on and those shoes :-| It was beyond freezing, verging on frostbite for me most probably, well not really, but it was really really cold.  I didn't expect snow! We got to see how cuckoo clocks were made and suchlike and then went on our way, which I was beyond thankful for. 

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Cuckoo clock making place, complet…
Cuckoo clock making place, comple…
Cuckoo clocks galore
Cuckoo clocks galore
Slowly freezing to death.
Slowly freezing to death.
Ma Mere
Ma Mere
Black Forest
photo by: mountaingirl