The TV Tower and the Indoor Markets

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January 6th 2010
Published: January 6th 2010
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As promised here is the blog on our short visit to the Tv Tower and multiple visits to the Indoor Market.

First up is our visit to the TV Tower. It was built between 1954-1956. It rises up from the summit of Hoher Bopser in Degerloch in south Stuttgart. It is the first concrete and steel TV tower in the world. It stretches 217 Meters high. The top portion has a broadcasting studio and cafe. Luckily there is an elevator to make the trip up that much easier. Once outside we almost blew away and froze to death at the same time. Still definitely worth the 5 Euro cost to get up there. The view was stunning and I look forward to visiting again in the summer. Unfortunately the cafe was beyond packed since everyone had the same great idea to sit inside to stay warm. Now downstairs also has a restaurant but it is a little pricier then the cafe. If my memory serves correct it was an Italian restaurant and we wanted German so we kept on moving. On our little walk through Degerloch on a Sunday most restaurant were closed. We did find a delicious restaurant called, "Der Grieche im Grunen" LUFTBAD....
After one of the chefs came out personally-he spoke the best English- and advised us of the best options we went with a stuffed schnitzel and salad. I'm still trying to replicate the dressings they use on their salads here. So good!!!! This place has a beautiful pation/garden so we will have to come back when its warmer.

Now onto the Indoor Market. I could walk around here everyday. This building dates back to 1911-1914. Its located on the Karlsplatz and its quite elegant inside. Everything from flowers to meats, coffees, chocolates, dried fruits and nuts.

Yes the flower arrangements are real no matter the size. I had to touch the tiny rose even though the sign said in german, "These are real Dont touch!" Oops Nick translated a little late.

Enjoy the pics so much to see. Their is a dept store that goes all around upstairs as well as a cafe upstairs and restaurant downstairs. Its a great place to warm up!

*Just a note...These photos are also taken on different days. The educational info is also from The Stuttgart City Guide 2006

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this is in the downstairs store thats there....they can do fresh floral arrangements for you

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