We were so near the German border when we were in the Alsace region of France, that we decided to take a couple of small trips. The Rotteln Castle was amazing, not at all converted to a modern conservation. When we climbed up, we had an amazing view of the upper-alphaRhine Valley. It also had a beer garden with different wursts and ice cold wheat beers. The town of Freiburg had a nice farmers market with beautiful looking fruits. I had to have my German Black Forest Cake that I promised myself I would eat near the Black Forest. I liked the town, and really liked the little water canals that were built into the street that children sailed small boats on.