Here There Be Dragons

by Gigi Griffis

Runners this way

After a few days of resting (read: hobbling) from our accidental 8-hour hike, Luna and I returned to the Black Forest for some more stunning scenery. This time, instead of climbing relentlessly, I decided to take the low roads for a more leisurely stroll (read: one that didn’t make me want to cry at hour seven).

We started by entering the Black Forest at Günterstalstraße near Hans-Thoma-Straße and veering left up the hill. Then I chose the widest, easiest looking way every time the path forked.

And very soon, we stumbled upon a curious wooden owl.

Wooden owl, Black Forest, Germany

And an alligator sign pointing down the path in front of us.

Alligator sign, Black Forest

These were cute, but the hike got even better about ten seconds later when I saw something peering at me through the trees…

Dragon in Freiburg

And it totally turned out to be a giant dragon made out of old trees (complete with moss!).

Dragon in the Black Forest

Dragon in Freiburg's Black Forest

(But don’t worry. We’re safe, because it is chained to the ground by its fangs…see?)

Dragon in the woods in Freiburg

Did I mention that I love the Black Forest? Because where else would you stumble upon a dragon? See? Freiburg is awesome. You should go.

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Montecristo Travels August 25, 2012 - 5:48 am


Suzy August 25, 2012 - 8:33 am

That is too cool! I love how the artistic creation just blends into the natural setting. You almost would believe it to be a real dragon in the Black Forest.

gigigriffis August 26, 2012 - 4:54 am

Me too! When I first saw it, I did a double take. I was absolutely delighted.

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