Saturday, Week 2

Today we went to visit a mill/bakery that has been in the same location for over 500 years!! It was amazing to see the difference in a family run business compared to a commercialized mill. The family that runs the mill has been in possession of it since the 1840s and added on the bakery. They now have over 18 shops in the surrounding areas! The fresh baked goods were to die for. All of use went through and bought food to take back to our rooms for a snack later in the afternoon!!

Old Mill in Villingen-Schwenningen

Old Roller Mill

After spending the morning exploring the family mill, we made our way to the center of town for the once weekly farmers market! It was fantastic to see all the local goods that were being displayed. Many of the group bought various items from the market, including wine, cheese, baked goods, and fresh fruit! I would be on the lookout for places like this because it was a fun cheap way to buy some lunch and to explore more of the city!

This town has some amazing shopping for the size it is!! There is a huge downtown section with soo many shops and cafes it would be impossible not to find something you would like.

After that, the students were let loose for the rest of the day. We all split off into groups and did our own things. Tomorrow we will be headed deeper into the Black Forrest region and to some cuckoo shops!! I’m pretty excited about that and can’t wait for morning to get here!! More on the cuckoo clock adventure tomorrow!!!

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