The Fernsehturm (TV tower) of Stuttgart, Germany is an iconic building and symbol of German engineering art. It was opened in 1956 and was the first tower built with ferroconcrete and the architecture received different awards over time. The building is 216 meters high and stands on mountain Hoher Bopser (quite a funny name).Continue reading “Between clouds”
The main railway station of Stuttgart, Germany is a dead-end station with many travellers: 300 000 per day, 1 280 trains stop here daily. It is one of the five most frequented railway stations in Germany and was opened in 1928 – the former station was 500 meters away but became too small. Since several years the Hauptbahnhof is a building site as within the project ‘Stuttgart21‘ it will be rebuilt as an underground station and it will be no dead-end station after that anymore.Continue reading “Building site”
This time I came to Stuttgart to introduce a friend to the city – and to see my team loose against the Verein für Bewegungsspiele (VfB), a designated candidate for the descent to the second league, in the Mercedes-Benz-Arena. But as we were meeting some friends that moved to Stuttgart, my mood was unbreakable.
If you’re looking for a good breakfast in Stuttgart, Germany you can end your search. The Hüftengold – a very euphemistic German translation of fat – is a restaurant and coffee bar that is a real recommendation. In addition to real calory bombs they also serve healthy breakfasts.
The “Zur Kiste” is the oldest wine bar in Stuttgart and lives up to it’s name: A tiny place for maybe 15-20 persons, only one room, but a great atmosphere. Additional to white and red wine from different vineyards of the region you can get Swabian meals like Spätzle, Fleischküchle (meat loafs) or Maultaschen (filled pasta squares).
The Neckarstadion (today also called Mercedes-Benz-Arena) is home to the VfB Stuttgart and the heart of the Neckarpark – an entertainment area within Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt where the Cannstatter Wasen (a festival in autumn) takes place and you can find various concert halls and museums.
The first thing you recognize about the wine bar “Fröhlich” is that it is within the red light district of Stuttgart. But don’t worry, the area is only as wicked as a Swabian red light district can be. The place itself is absolutely traditional and has also a nice garden for summer times.
Okay, we should not really call it a restaurant – but it is a stylish eatery serving good-quality Turkish ravioli, called Mantı (yes, that is no “i” in the end); filled dumplings served with yoghurt, garlic and sumac. After visiting Istanbul I was looking for a place like this, even if the Mantı aren’t as small in size as typical.
Stuttgart is a big city with a lot to see. But at the end of the day, you have to relax your feet and refresh yourself. A good place for that is the SchwabenQuellen located at an event center (with Broadway musicals and a casino; 10 km away from the city center) near Stuttgart; I always come here when I’m on business trips to the city.
The airport of Stuttgart, Germany is named after the former mayor Manfred Rommel, son of the Nazi Rommel known for his operations in Africa. It was opened in 1936 and is located 12 kilometers south of the city. It transports 14 million passengers every year. Continue reading “Flughafen Stuttgart (STR)”