On one of the weekends Tristan came to visit, we took a trip over to Freiburg (which is the closest large town in Germany) to see the city and to see Tristan's favorite soccer team, Bayer-Leverkusen, compete. The city itself isn't a big tourist destination; however, it's location at the edge of the Black Forest makes it a good starting out point for travels there -- though it was (and still is) far too cold for long nature trips.
We arrived in the early afternoon, and wondered the quaint streets.
|The architecture is typical of the Baden-Wutemburg region of Germany (and Alsace for that matter)|
We eventually made our way over to a local brewery to try out the local beer.
It was tasty.
After that wandered around the city more, stopping to get snacks of NordSee and Bratwurst. Nomnom.
|Also, I met a pony. Most countries have people who beg with their dog; Germany has people who beg with their pony. We gave some change in exchange for a picture.|
|The Cathedral and sausage stand.|
|Me and the mascot of the opposing team (Freiburg's).|
The game ended in a draw, but we had fun anyway -- eating bratwurst, drinking beer, and freezing our hands off.