Sunday 6th august . We reached Breisach in the early hours of the morning. We had been told that the town had not a lot of interest but we had a trip to the Black Forest booked for the morning. I had ordered the bikes the previous night for the afternoon in case we had somewhere to ride. The trip to the Black Forest was by bus and took four hours there and back. We went through some lovely German villages and countryside before venturing into the Black Forest and stopping at Herr Uhren’s House of Clocks in Schwarzwald, high up in the forest where we all got to taste authentic Black Forest Cherry Cake. The shop had some amazing examples of his clocks and other German carved souvenirs. Julie bought a couple of Xmas decorations. I loved the clocks – there were literally hundreds for sale. Julie thought they were gauche and OTT. We got back for lunch at 12:30. We went out on the bikes at 2pm. There is a very steep stepped access to the towering 13th century Stephansmunster cathedral but we chose the meandering path to and then through Breisach itself to get there. We quickly decided Breisach was the nicest little town we had come across on our travels (it’s hard to believe 85% of it was destroyed in WWII). It was Sunday and it seemed that half the population was out biking or walking. We biked (Julie only made it half way and pushed her bike to the top) up to the cathedral which was a hard grind. The views were beautiful. On the plateau alongside the cathedral there is another amazing micro-village which features galleries and museums dedicated to current and past artists. It was a great find because the tour company never mentioned it! This part of town was also pretty special with beautiful cobbled streets and well-tended gardens. We then cycled down another way back to town and had a drink at one of the local bars before going back to the river and cycling both ways up and down before returning through a forested section alongside the river. As the temperature was only around 27 degrees we felt comfortable the whole day. We had been out for about three hours and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.