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We drove south from Bonn past Frankfurt and Darmstadt towards Baden Baden. The hotel we stayed is the Gasthof Engel, a quaint little place just south of the city of Baden Baden. We drove into Baden Baden for a look around but decided to have our evening meal in the Gasthof where we were staying. We weren't disappointed. The food was good, the beer was even better, and we were entertained by a choir group that was also eating in the main guestroom. We went to bed at a reasonable hour and got up fairly early for a great breakfast before continuing on our journey. We drove past Strassbourg into France and south along the Wine Road. This is a beautiful spot with lots of vinyards and rustic old villages. We ate lunch in one of those little places and then continued on, swinging back east eventually back into Germany.  You actually need a car to make these kind of excursions, but if at all possible take a train or bus.  Driving through some of the narrow roads in towns built for horse and buggy traffic can be an adventure. 

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The Hotel Engel located south of Baden Baden in the northern part of the Black Forest. That black Ford out front is our rental car.
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Lining up for a delicious breakfast before leaving for our drive through eastern France.
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Cherie overlooking a valley full of vineyards. The whole Alsace Lorraine Region is full of vineyards and many quaint and historic villages.
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This is the famous La Couronne Restaurant on the wine Road. Famous, because we stopped and ate there!
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These are the folks that made the place famous.
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One of the locals leering at the good looking tourists.
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Looking down the village main road. Some of the roads are very narrow, too small for two cars and difficult to negotiate.
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The 500 year old village church.
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A look up at an old castle. There are many of these in varying states of decay along the route.
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Harvest time! These grapes are ready to go. We saw several vinyards being harvested and the grapes driven to the vintners.