On Saturday we spend the day with a couple of friends in the Black Forest.
First we took a long stroll through the forest past a beautiful rushing stream. It's actually the same path we took on our torch-lit night. We stopped at the biergarten and had a lovely lunch.
After hiking back to the car, we took a long drving through t the snow dusted peaks of the forest to the town of Gengenbach.
We first learned about Gengenbach when we heard that part of the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was filmed there. We found the town and it's very short shot in the movie as the hometown of Augustus Gloop:
It's a beautifully charming town!
It is known for its famous Advent Calender made from their town hall building. Each window is decorated representing a different day counting down to Christmas Eve. There is a ceremony each night unveiling the next day's window and we arrived just in time to see the next day revealed!
Surrounding the city hall was a wonderful Christmas market and charming streets!