Original wooden sculptures
There is nothing so characteristic of the Black Forest as the extensive and thick black spruce trees that abound in it, hence the adjective "black". Spruce forests are everywhere you go and everywhere you look giving this region a very special charm. Add their ancestral culture, traditions and friendly people and the result is an area that is really worth getting "lost" in for a few days - enjoy it as it has many things to offer. It's a real pleasure to walk through any of the forests within the Black Forest but I want to emphasize one corner near the city of Freiburg. In it, the German sculptor Thomas Rees has carved a series of old trees creating fanciful figures that are enigmatic, mysterious and full of tremendous originality - they can not be missed if you walk through this area.