Wednesday, May 2, 2012

June 15 - Day 8 - Freiburg, Switzerland

June 15 - Day 8 - Freiburg, Switzerland

We planned to wake up early and go to Kandersteg to see Oeschinensee Lake. On the original plan of hiking cross country it was one of the places I was looking forward to most. Even though we weren’t hiking I still wanted to see it.

It was pouring down rain in the morning so we decided to sleep in since we weren’t going to be able to see anything anyway and trying to take the tent down in the rain didn’t sound very fun. The rain began to die down enough that we were able to pack up and leave. We finally departed Bern around 10:30 to 11:00 AM.
Our first stop was Freiburg. I had seen pictures of the city when I was researching the trip and thought it looked cool. Since we couldn’t go see Kandersteg due to the weather we figured we would check out Freiburg. Basically the only thing I wanted to see was St. Nicholas Cathedral. It is a Catholic Church built in the late 1200s with a gothic style. We only had about an hour to walk to the church from the train station, take pictures, and get back in time for our train to Geneva.

It was still pouring down rain as we got to Freiburg. Since we were relocating we had to carry our bags with us through the streets as we got to the church. It was about a 15 minute walk, but we were able to stay dry for the most part since the buildings had awnings over the sidewalks. Across the street from the church was a building with an awning so we could stand under it out of the rain and take pictures.

"Nexte Halte, Geneva..."

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