We arrived at Hohenzollern Castle on a gloomy and overcast day. Although the castle didn't glisten like it did in the puzzle picture, it was still a magnificent sight to see up on the hill. The castle is the ancestral seat of the Prussian Royal House and of the Hohenzollern Princes.
|The castle's biergarten|
After lunch, we toured the inside of the castle. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take any pictures of the beautiful rooms. We did, however, manage to sneak a picture of the fabulous slippers we had to wear over our shoes to help protect the floors of the castle!
Then we went down under the castle to explore the casemates, which are basements that held the gunpowder and ammunition of the castle.
|View from one of the towers|
|Typical Germany....always looking out for the dogs!|
|The waterfalls trickle down to a babbling stream|
|Artwork displaying traditional outfits|
|The largest cuckoo clock in the world|
|Some of the Black Forest trees|
We ate dinner at Bergseestuble Inh., the most recommended restaurant in Triberg. We enjoyed a great view of a small pond from our table.
|Smoked ham with an asparagus mousse|
|The fanciest jagerschnitzle I've ever had|
|Chris' braised beef in a wheat beer sauce|
|And for dessert...Black Forest cake of course!|
|Our beautiful view|
|The sun was FINALLY out!|
The next morning, we woke up and enjoyed a traditional German breakfast at our hotel. We then ventured out back to the trails near the waterfalls, but this time, it was for the high ropes course. For 2 hours we climbed up steep ladders, bravely crossed obstacles and zip-lined from tree to tree.
|Can you spot me in the trees?|
|Here I am!|
|The man down below was watching Chris expertly cross the obstacle|
|Chris climbing a very high ladder|
|The view from the trees|
|Swinging from platform to platform|
|The longest zip-line|
|He's so high up!|
|Our cuckoo clock hanging in our living room|
|My dish was venison with cranberries and spaetzle|
|Enjoying the sunshine|
|More Black Forest cake!|