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 .
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.
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) .
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.
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 :
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.
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.
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.
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.