(a bit of Cherry Wine made in the Black Forest)
(Tea and Black Forest cake)
Heidelberg is a university town that's skyline is dominated by the ruins of a castle dating from the 1200s.
Beautiful views down in the city.
In one of the rebuilt buildings (with wine tastings if I remember correctly) was this huge wine cask.
Back down the funicular to town.
including a quick duck into the church.
(I even went into this antique store and found a three piece set)
Next back on the road to Frankfurt, as our trip comes full circle.
I would definitely love to go to Bavaria again (especially Rothenburg and Munich). I'd like to try the Christmas markets, so Nuremburg would also be on my list.
Berlin is definitely worth more time as well.
We took the German Highlights Globus tour. It was good in so far as I wanted to see the, well, highlights, but Germany is too big and there was a lot of time wasted on the autobahn and in staus.
I definitely recommend Alsace as a stop too if you can work it in. It was super easy to get to Strasburg from Frankfurt on the Lufthansa bus and took about 2 1/2 hours (and was direct!). They also have a Christmas market that I've heard good things about!