During the Whitsun weekend the Schwarzwaldverein (Black Forest Society) celebrated its 150th anniversary in Freiburg. Baden-Württemberg's Ministerpräsident (governor) Winfried Kretschmann was not only the keynote speaker, but he is a well-known hiking guide too. Referring to the blaze of the Schwarzwaldverein he claimed that our chancellor must be its most prominent supporter whenever she forms the famous rhombus with her hands.
As a frequent traveler I kept and still keep a critical eye on myself and my fellow countrymen. It is not easy to behave properly in a foreign country but it is easy to recognize Germans from a distance. In summer most of them wear sandals and white socks.