Sunday, December 8, 2013

Stuttgart

Stuttgart is often referred to the 'Detroit' of Germany, it is home to Mercedes-Benz and Porsche.  I arrived by train at Stuttgart main station from Karlsruhe, the trip was about 50 minutes long.
 Stuttgart station has lockers for suitcase storage and a few shops.  I stopped at this one and had some American style coffee.  Coming from Italy, coffee in Germany seems a little watered down.
 This is the Schlossplatz, one of the main plaza's in Stuttgart and the base of a part that leads to the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
 On a map the distance from Schlossplatz to the Mercedes-Benz Museum does not seem very far, but in reality it's between 3 to 5 km.  But most of the walk is through a really nice, well kept part.  The park even has a massive chess board.
 Sings to help find your way around the city.
 Near the museum is the Mercedes-Benz and Porsche stadiums.  These are used for soccer.
 This crazy building is the Mercedes-Benz museum!!! Found it.  Germany has many car museums, BMW, Porsche and a few others...  If you don't have time to visit all of them I would recommend this one, it's not just a car museum but also walks through world history as seen by Benz.
 Old school Benz.
 Limited edition Benz.
 Super limited edition, one of only a few pope-mobile's that have been made.
 Getting ready to depart, most of the train stations I visited had christmas decorations.