On Saturday night I went to the Holy Saturday mass at the church closest to my dorm. I hadn’t gone there yet because I had been going downtown to the Münster for mass, but I enjoyed the mass. There were a lot of adorable children with big candles that their parents had bought them. I didn’t really notice many differences between Holy Saturday in Germany and America other than the service was shorter and the candle lighting faster (gotta love that German efficiency).
On Sunday I went to Titisee, a black forest lake nearby, to go to their relatively new indoor waterpark, Badeparadies. It was awesome! They had a pool with waterjets that had a revolving door leading outside. You paid for food, locked and unlocked your personal locker and gained access to the various parts of the park all with a wrist band they gave you at the door. I was a little confused at first as to how people were paying for drinks at the poolside bar without money until I realized our wrist bands worked for that purpose.
Titisee is a beautiful town (even though it is very touristy):
Yesterday I went to Basel, Switzerland for a day. It was really beautiful but for some reason overwhelming. I didn’t think it would look and feel so different from Freiburg even though it was so close. Also, I understood about zero German that anyone was trying to speak to me the whole day. Swiss German is bizarre.
I’m not quite sure where I’m going for the rest of my break yet, but I’m glad I decided to make day trips near Freiburg instead of planning out a huge trip. There’s lots to see in the region.