8/7 – Today we start our Schwarzwald hike! We rode the train two hours south from Heidelberg to Freudenstadt, then took a local tram to the little town of Lossburg (The character on the sign that looks sort of like a capital B is the German letter indicating a double S). As the train went south, we saw more hills, more chalet architecture, and more tall, dark pine trees. The Black Forest, for sure!
Our guest house, Gastehaus Kilgus, was just 1.5 kilometers from the tram stop, in a pretty little town with sunflowers for sale, and lots of blooms all around.
Frau Kilgus had no English, but fetched her granddaughter to answer our questions about where to find a restaurant for supper, and where to pick up the trail to start our hike in the morning. She was a gracious hostess, but again, no wifi! Hope this is not a trend.
We walked down the lane to a nice outdoor restaurant where we had our pick of dishes, as long as they contained pork. I had pork loin with cheese and tomato, and Jim had pork with cheese and mushrooms. Cheese also seems to be a trend here. Supper was delicious, and included complimentary cookies for dessert. Can’t wait to start walking in the morning!