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Day 28 Change of plans - Staying in Freudenstadt

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Our original plan for today was to ride to Strassburg in France as it's only just over an hour away BUT the weather was atrocious and we needed to keep our parking outside the front of the hotel. So, what is there to do in Freudenstadt? According to the text here (https://www.germany.travel/en/cities-culture/freudenstadt.html):

"Freudenstadt is famous far and wide for its Marktplatz square. The biggest in Germany and almost a perfect square in shape, it is lined with striking historical structures and pretty buildings with beautiful arcades that house dozens of small boutiques. The 50 water fountains create a lighthearted and upbeat ambiance and are the perfect place to cool off in summer. Another major attraction on the square is the Protestant town church, whose two naves meet at right angles. The Friedrichsturm observation tower reaches 739 metres above sea level and was built to mark the town's 300th anniversary. "

The square is as good as described, but the day was overcast, thundery and had horrendous rain storms. We sat outside the cafe that we mentioned yesterday:

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...had a hot drink, people and weather watched:

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...our selfie and the weather at the time, which, within a few minutes, turned into this:

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...the temperature at this time was 13 degrees πŸ₯ΆπŸ˜±πŸ˜¨.

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...the church and the observation tower.

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...2 of the fountains.

We went back to the cafe for lunch:

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...mine was the goulash soup and Sand had a concoction based on cream chease and bacon on home made bread, both were delicious.

There is only so much you can do in a market square, particularly in poor weather so we returned to our hotel and watched some episodes of NCIS series 16. We went our to another Italian restaurant for our evening meal (it was still raining), we had a lovely meal then returned to our hotel for more NCIS. Thank goodness for the laptop and Amazon Prime.

We are off to Stuttgart tomorrow,

Posted by RickAdderley 06:10 Archived in Germany

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