Driving in Baden-Baden, Germany
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The first site is the mountain range south of Baden-Baden, which is in the southwest direction of Neckarsulm. The second site is, of course, the breathtaking Bavarian and Austrian Alps that span from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in south Germany to Salzburg in middle Austria.
Baden-Baden is a quaint small town in Baden-Württemberg, on the western foothills of the Black Forest, on the banks of the Oos river, in the region of Karlsruhe. Cobblestone streets, German Gothic middle century architectures, intricate stone carvings and statues, narrow alleys, hills, restaurants and cafes with outdoor terraces, lunch crowds, pedestrians, boutique stores, and occasional car traffic are mingling together in the most atmospheric and tranquil ambiance.
The colors of the buildings are mustard yellow, sugar brown, and pepper grey accentuated by purple bougainvilleas, red and yellow roses, and white carnations on the balconies, windows, and terraces. We sip coffee and tea at one of the cafe terrace watching the afternoon life at the enchanting Leopoldsplatz. It is a perfect place where we loose our minds in the moment soaking the beauty of the place and the people. We almost forget that we have an exhilarating drive planned after this caffeine-shot short break. We reach the highest vista point of Hornisgrinde mountain, the breathtaking view of the thick dark forest and the roads snaking the sides of the mountains below us...