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Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Stuttgart June 13th 2006

after visiting legoland, i travelled to stuttgart, to join the fan fest in schloβplatz (i.e. the garden that u see every night on tvb :-)), but the atmosphere was not as good as in games for the germans, france v. switzerland, of course there were their fans, but too conservative (compared with the crazy germans, everyone is quiet...), no common goal, so, ended in a draw... i believe that the rail transport in bayern region is beyond it's capacity, ICE, the highest class trains in germany (even the best of europe, i think), delays all the time (u have to know that a few minutes of delay means a humiliation to the germans...), my train back to augsburg.... delayed for 100 minutes! 在月台上吃巨無霸餐時,長椅背後另一邊坐著兩位記者(聽起來像是西班牙語),只見其中一位架起儀器,另一人則對著手提電腦讀稿,一口氣讀了幾分... read more
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Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Stuttgart May 28th 2006

Took a day trip to Rothenburg. Need photos but it is a medieval town surrounded by the original wall so we just had a wnoder around taking a few snaps before heading back for a swim at the hotel - very cruisy day.... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Stuttgart April 4th 2006

So I have finally decided to do one of these travel blog things. I don't really know if it is or will be worth reading, but I'm writing it anyway. I'm only really now starting travelling, although you could say that I have been for seven months already. Well, perhaps not travelling, but at least foregoing some sort of an adventure. At the moment, however, I am no longer in Stuttgart and have actually not been there for almost two weeks now. Instead I am sitting at a computer at my uncles in Switzerland, writing and looking out the window at snow covered peaks such as Mt Pilatus and the Eiger, which from here, climbint it looks like no problem... It might be silly that I know this, but I spent exactly 205 days in Stuttgart. ... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Stuttgart September 16th 2005

we couldnt get a room in munich so were here in stuttgart. it is pouring rain right now so were going to hang out in the lounge and meet new people. tomorrow we are going to munich for the opening day of oktoberfest! well this keyboard is awful and i cant find punctuation so im going to run. more updates later!... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Stuttgart August 10th 2005

The Sepulchral Chapel on Wuerttemberg Mountain is the Swabian version of the Taj Mahal in India - well, kind of at least :-). The chapel is dedicated to Queen Katharina of Wuerttemberg. She died unexpectedly at the age of 30 on 9 January 1819. She was the wife of King William I of Wuerttemberg and the daughter of Russian Czar Paul and his wife Maria Feodorowna. Queen Katharina was very popular with the people of Wuerttemberg: She founded for example several charitable institutions. Her death was therefore received with great sadness and dismay among her subjects. Her last wish was that her final resting place be on the 411 Meters high Wuerttemberg Mountain, which is surrounded by vineyards and is overlooking Stuttgart. Wuerttemberg Mountain gave the whole region its name by the way. There was a ... read more
Rotenberg
Rotenberg
Rotenberg

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Stuttgart June 3rd 2005

Whew...that was intense! I have chilled out, though. I am fortunate...I did not have to spend the night in the Stuttgart train station. Johann, my very gracious host, came and picked me up at midnight last night. It was about 30-45 min. from his home. I thank God for such gracious and welcoming hosts. I cannot tell you how happy I was to see his smiling face! We came back and Johann and Herme and I talked for a bit before going to bed. It was good to sleep in. I have been on the go for the last week or so. I am about to meet up with Miriam in 15 min. or so. For those of you that don't know, Miriam and Uller Otto came with Johann and Herme and their children to the ... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Stuttgart January 23rd 2005

I took the ICE from Amsterdam to Frankfurt and then had an easy change to Stuttgart. The ICE reached 300 KmPH once we were in Germany. This would have been worth a picture had I not just been on the MagLev in Shanghai going 431KmPH. I met my friend Nieves in the train station and then wandered the downtown area while she had a class. We had a great dinner at an African restaurant near her house. The next day we went to the Daimler museum and to a small town Esslingen with her boyfriend Marcus. We went there because it is a cute town, but it turned out that they were having a festival and there were many groups of people dressed in costumes. We had hot wine, white sausages and crepes, all yummy. That ... read more
Flying
Manu & me
Esslingen

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Stuttgart June 7th 2002

Whilst the UK partied over the Queens Jubilee weekend I decided to miss this oncein a lifetime opportunty and head to Germany for the long weekend. The main reason for the trip was to catch up again with Jeorg, a friend I'd met travelling in SE Asia, but also to try to see a little more of Germany rather than the Bier Gardens and Bier Halls which had so dominated my previous trip. Before Germany however I had to manage to successfully overcome a Friday night in London. I was faced with a dilemma. My flight left Stansted at 6:50am. Stansted Expres starts running at 5:00 and takes 45 mins to get to Stansted......which would get me to the airport about an hour before the flight.....that was tight. The problem I faced though was that Hammersmith ... read more
Jorg & Daggie
Fishmarket - Erfurt
Wartburg Castle - Eisenach

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Stuttgart February 21st 1972

Day 9 - 21st February 1972 This is likely to be our last free breakfast and Sylvia's mother did us proud with an extra treat - some traditional Baden-Wurttemberg cake. Although cold, the day started in brilliant sunshine. I walk with Sylvia to find a decent place to start hitch hiking. The first lift took me to the Autobahn and second to the northern exit road to Ulm (the wrong side of town) but by then it was already 3pm and there was a huge change in the weather - a very cold mist. Michael and Heather arrived at the same point at about 5pm so you can see how few people were prepared to provide lifts. At 5.30pm I received a 5Km lift from a French Officer and get to the central exit to Ulm ... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Stuttgart February 20th 1972

Day 8 - Sunday February 20th It is nice to have a day without worrying about packing one's rucksack and hitchhiking. Enjoyed a long lie-in and had breakfast at 11am and then played table tennis in the garden. Lunch was brilliant - steak cooked with fruit, asparagus, rice and beans - excellent especially the sauce. In the afternoon we were taken 9 pin bowling and then in the evening we went sightseeing in Stuttgart. We were driven to two different hills so that we could look down on the layout of Stuttgart and then went for a walk in the centre. Clearly this region of Germany was very affluent as further confirmed by the smart shops. Places visited - central park, the opera house (a performance had just finished and so we could look inside), the ... read more




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