Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Another Black Forest Secret

We took the Höllentalbahn to Schluchsee, and hiked about 2 km away from there, where a nice lookout tower was built.....called the Riesenbühlturm.

What a great view of the Fischbachtal and the Schluchsee - moreover, we were the only three people there! Away from the tourist throngs at the just goes to show, if you're willing to hike 2 km, you can reach some great gems, with hardly a soul in sight, especially in the Black Forest.

Rain in Graubünden

Look at these two courageous souls, braving the wind and rain in Graubünden. Are these hard core hikers or what?

Honestly, I've never been to Graubünden before, but from their description, we should be putting this place on the's a nice place, with less North American / Asian tourists....rather, it seems to be frequented by European hiking enthusiasts, who are much less insufferable ;)