On Wednesday of Week 3, SCU Broncos made their way up Schauinsland, one of the Black Forest’s largest mountains. Accompanied by Professor Hellebrandt and Mr. and Mrs. Fox, the group ascended the 4,213 ft mountain via cable car. The viewing platform at the top of the mountain provides its visitors a staggering panorama of the Black Florest and its surrounding cities.
Having made it to the top, students were rewarded with both a view and the opportunity to explore the mountain’s historic mining tunnels. A part of an old ore mine has been transformed into a museum that has been open to the public since 1997. On tours, visitors are shown a wide range of medieval tunnels and shafts from the final stages of when the mine was in operation.
Following the 45-minute tour, the group made sure to stop at the Talstation to indulge in cake and coffee before descending the mountain.