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Titisee-Neustadt, Black Forest, Germany!

So one of my New Years Resolutions was to go on more weekends away. Living in the centre of Europe means you can pretty much get anywhere very easily, yet its easy to settle into a routine of working all week and slouching around at home on the weekends.

For our anniversary I booked a surprise weekend at Lake Titisee. I’ve always wanted to go to the Black Forest (I heard rumours there was gateaux there!) so the week before I booked us a hotel for two nights. A lot of the hotels were already booked up or quite pricey but I managed to find a guesthouse (see here) which was in the perfect location. We rocked up on the Friday night after battling through the commuter traffic and were greeted by the owner, who, I can only describe as the happiest man alive!

Friday night at Lake Titisee in March was quiet, deserted and cold! We soldiered on and stumbled upon an Indian Restaurant. The decor didn’t big itself up enough for how delicious the food was!curry

After a few kingfishers and some very strong mango schnapps we were ready to hit the town again! The next place being the bar in the ‘Romantik Hotel’, which although offered a wide and very welcome selection of gin, had an extremely questionable piano player, who, with his samba backing beat and shaky vocals made for a very amusing evening!

The next morning, after a very tasty breakfast we decided to have a look around Freiburg. The town was so incredibly beautiful, full of little quirks such as the water running around the entire town (well it amazed us!)freiburg2

freiburg4How beautiful is this street? I’m dying to come back in the Summer when the vines are fully leaved!freiburg1

FREIBURG3My dream front door! We walked around for a few hours, marvelling at the scenery, purchased the obligatory bratwurst and decided to head back to Titisee to walk around the lake and relax a little. titisee2titisee1

We had already decided to go to the ‘Badeparadies’ (click here) that evening. A massive swimming pool split into 3 sections: Galaxy (waterpark), PalmOasis (poolbar) and Wellness Oasis (massage and spa but mandatory nudity!). Needless to say, we spent most of the evening in the PalmOasis, upon entry you’re given a wristband which you can then scan and pay for drinks and food. It was amazing! The pool also had a revolving door so you could swim outside and underwater loungers with jacuzzi jets so you could watch the stars whilst relaxing – heaven!

On Sunday morning I was super sad to leave, the weekend had gone so quickly! We decided to take the scenic route back and visited Todtnau Waterfalltodtnau1

The weather was amazing and we practically had the whole place to ourselves as we climbed up to the left of the waterfall, across and back down the other side. todtnau2

It had such a lovely, mystical feeling about it. Hopping from stones across small rivers and ducking under low edges in the mountain was so much fun and definitely a little bit romantic! todtnau3

We had an incredible time in the Black Forest and can’t wait to get back there again soon. But for now, I have my souvenirs and instax photos to display! titisee3

Where would you like to go for a weekend getaway?

Thanks for reading! Yasmin x

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