Short trip to Stuttgart

one of the cities on the way of Neckar river is Stuttgart.  The city  is located in a valley between two mountain ranges Swabian Alps (Jura) , and Black Forest .  I needed around 2 hours from Munich to Stuttgart by train .

Arriving on the train central station of Stuttgart, I  could see the tree-pointed star on the top of the tower of the station, which means , in my view, welcome to the city of the Mercedes Benz .

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Stuttgart Central Station ( Hauptbahnhof) _picture from internet .

Walking away from the central station, there I found myself in a big square , stuttgart königsplatz, with the status . you can read about this square  here.

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stuttgart königsplatz

where i stay is not far from the Central Station , I need  is a Ubahn ticket and Ubahn Number 15 to Eugensplatz, where there is Galateabrunnen  , with the status of Nymph “a mythological spirit of nature imagined as a beautiful maiden inhabiting rivers, woods, or other locations.” ( Internet) .

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Eugensplatz Stuttgart_ Picture from : http://www.lightsniper.de/eugensplatz-stuttgart/

Just  some meters away from the Nymph status there is a Pharmacy  which sells alternative medicines , depending on what you need. Actually this Pharmacy is small cafe with friendly staff , called Apotheke.

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Stuttgart_Eugensplatz_cafe Apotheke

Walking on the street I  could feel that the time for the main election in Germany is close. I do not know much about the German parties and their goals but I could relate easily with what is written on this poster :20170814_195611

Among different museums in the city, there is one which is standing as one of the strangest museum I have ever heard about, but come on, we are in Germany, so why should not have the most famous animal here its own museum ? I think you could guess it right what museum I  mean “schweinemuseum” , in English Pig museum , which in this moment is ranked No.28 on TripAdvisor among 151 attractions in Stuttgart.

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Beside that, there are  Mercedes Benz museum and Porsche museum  in the city.

when you are an engineer every big structure made of Iron attracts  you. therefore when i saw  the 42-meter-high tower that stands on a simple sphere in the middle of the Killesberg Hill park, i just moved toward that like a piece of metal that is pulled to a magnet. from the top of the tower there is a 360-degree view of the city. on the top, I could also feel the movements of tower when people are walking on that.

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the tower in Killesberg Hill Park

when you work 8 hours a day on different projects all related to Rail Vehicles, you cannot miss whatever related to trains in your holiday. therefore I checked the Stuttgart cable car “Standseilbahn ” in german first. This cable car starts on the top of the Südheimer Platz station and ends on the Degerloch forest cemetery. the cable car first operation was in 1929 , and travels around 540 mm length in 90 m height difference, in a short trip around 3 minutes.

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It was a short summary of my short trip to Stuttgart on 14th to 15th August, the next day morning I would go toward Strasbourg.

 

 

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