A tour of Stuttgart

Given how soon I’ll be leaving Stuttgart, it’s about time I showed you what the city actually looks like. Stuttgart is not renowned for being beautiful like Munich or interesting like Berlin, but it does have its charming ways and fair share of landmarks from centuries of history. Of course, very little of the city center remained after World War Two, being almost completely destroyed by bombs. But somehow it emerged from the rubble and gradually filled the gaping holes.

Marktplatz, this is where the produce market has been held since the 14th century

Markthalle, where breads, meats and produce run the gamut from traditional Swabian to exotic.

Schlossplatz, the site of demonstrations, festivals and political rallies


Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, the Museum of Art

Koenig Strasse, a jostle of puppies, buskers and prams the size of minibuses

The Neues Schloss (New Castle). Once the residence of Wurtemberg’s kings, it was bombed to smitherines and then rebuilt during the 50s and 60s


Stiftskirche, Stuttgart’s Gothic church

Schillerplatz with the flower market spread out below

The Altes Schloss (Old Castle). With its lovely rotund towers and red roof, one cant help thinking of Rapunzel.


4 Responses to “A tour of Stuttgart”

  1. 1 kerentravels August 20, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Great photos!

  2. 2 lil August 20, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks very much, Ally. I loved having a look around and I appreciated the captions a lot.

  3. 3 ashley August 23, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    lovely pictures! I think I definitely need to explore Stuttgart ASAP! Sadly I have only been there twice and neither time was able to see much of the city, you have inspired me to get my tail up there and check it out, too bad you aren’t going to be there much longer!

    • 4 mavisandfrank August 24, 2010 at 12:36 pm

      Yes I do feel sad I wont be here much longer, it is a lovely city. If you’re coming for a visit, you MUST come on a Saturday to catch the flea market at Karlsplatz. I love this market to death, it has so much atmosphere and you never know what treasures you might find!

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