Before you decide on Baiersbronn you have to answer yes to at least a couple of the following questions: can you speak German? Are you on the good side of 70? Are your knees in working order? Do you ski, hike, bicycle or do Nordic walking? Or, if the answers are all no, then do you want to eat too much, rest too much and read too much lousy fiction, in which case you can get a room with a view and chill out. That said, it is one of the most beautiful places on earth, the scenery cannot be described, it must be seen. It is close enough to Freudenstadt for quality shopping, the restaurants rotate the days they are closed, and most people speak something besides German. Fantastic place, absolutely fantastic.