We spent one day in Freiburg, Germany which is a university town near the Swiss border. It was gorgeous weather and enjoyable to shop in the little markets. But, once again, Rick Steves was SPOT ON! He said to stay in Staufen instead of Freiburg and he was not wrong. Stafuen was beautiful. And, interestingly, the man/character who inspired Goethe, Faust, was in Staufen and his 'Faustian Bargain' with the devil happened right in the town where we stayed. Nowadays, it is just filled with cuteness with some cute on the side.
The Black Forest is also known as the Cuckoo Clock region. We saw some clocks that were over $10,000 and were enormous. I'm not sure I'd be able to handle the amount of cuckoo-ing associated with a 5-foot tall clock. They were seriously loud!