The first destination was Stuttgart. Because of Covid-19 the city didn’t have traditional Christmas market and there was no firework at the New Year’s Eve, but I enjoyed the city a lot. Let’s see what I’ve seen! I am not going to give lots of history behind the places not to make my article too long, but I would recommend checking all the history behind the places in my article.
1․ Killesberg Tower
Killesberg Tower was the first place I visited. It’s a 40.4 meter high observation tower in Killesberg Park, a large and amazing park, where you can spend a really relaxing time when the weather is good. From the top of the tower one can see and observe the whole Stuttgart.
2. Mercedes-Benz Museum
I am not a big fan of cars, but being to the home to the renowned Mercedes-Benz brand one should defiantly go and see this well-organized and a very informative museum.
3. Public Library Stuttgart
This is a wonderful sightseeing for book and culture lovers. The white library is going to spin your head with its beauty. During my visit I managed to check only the external side of the library, but I am sure many people living in Stuttgart make lots of benefits from the books and sections available at the library.
Other things I’ve learnt about Stuttgart!
There are many stairs in Stuttgart leading to various observation points, from where one can see Stuttgart from different angles.
The city's Fernsehturm was the first concrete television tower in the world. Now it attracts also tourists with its restaurant and the viewpoint.
Stuttgart coat of arms is a black horse which is known from the Porsche logo, a brand of cars which also originates from the Stuttgart area. Read more about the name of the city here!
It has mineral water springs.
Other sights close to Stuttgart!
When in Stuttgart don’t hesitate to go to the city of Ludwigsburg and town of Esslingen. It takes about 30 minutes by S-Bahn or U-Bahn to get to those places, which are very different from Stuttgart and you are going to discover a lot.
Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg is really amazing.
To tell the truth, I liked Esslingen more for its narrow and cozy streets, colorful and beautiful architecture. And here are the things you would definitely enjoy when in Esslingen.
There is a part in Esslingen, which is called Klein-Venedig (Little Venice), which resembles Venetian canals.
2. Altes Rathaus
The red old town hall is really charming and dates back to 15-16th centuries.
Frauenkirche is 16th century church and took 200 years to be completed. I was astonished by the carvings of “Last Judgment” on the façade of the church. If you are interested in sacral architecture as I am, don’t miss this part when you are in Esslingen.
The scenery of vineyards topped with the castle, which can be seen on entering the town, is really impressive. When you make it to the top, a beautiful garden opens to you, where you can spend lots of time just enjoying the view.
The Marktplatz of Esslingen is really small and welcoming. Also to note, Esslingen is one of the oldest cities with half-timbered houses in Germany, which catch your eye and make you admire their history and beauty. Esslingen is also famous with its Kessler Sekt, sparkling wine, because it was the first place in Germany to adopt French secondary fermentation techniques from the Champagne region.
I didn’t drank the sekt, but my day in this pretty town was completed with a cup of delicious and warm coffee offered by a Kurdish man in a German restaurant in the center of Esslingen.