This was my first time in Germany. When people ask me what I think about Germany I am tentative in my reply. I was only there for three days. I really only spent time in a small part of one city there and so I know I didn't get to fully explore and experience Germans and their culture. I have to admit that I thought there was a warmth and human touch missing there but I don't think it's fair to judge so quickly - so instead I want to tell you 10 reasons why I HEART STUTTGART. These pictures and experiences are from a two hour walk I took through the city centre.
This clock not only showed the time of day it also told us the phases of the moon! So cool!
2. Water fountains
There are plenty of gorgeous, creative, eceletic water fountains all over Stuttgart. Here are a few that I found in the city centre. Shopping outdoors is heightened by the constant sounds of water falling. It's such a calming experience.
Suzie and I enjoy the kid friendly offerings of Stuttgart.
4. Pedestrian zones
Stuttgart is filled with these pedestrian zone signs. The pedestrian zones are filled with large, clean, open spaces many of which sit beneath a canopy of tall, leafy trees. There are tons of benches of all shapes, colours, configurations and sizes as well. One of the things I loved most about Stuttgart were the green public spaces available to everyone.
If you are ever in Stuttgart, try to visit Weber's. It's a terrific restaurant that boasts a menu inspired by fusing different cuisines. The meals are simple enough that you are able to see and taste all the ingredients that have gone into them. I had an amazing Italian and Thai inspired orichetti pasta dish. I can still remember what it tastes like...
10. Fanta Orange
A most refreshing beverage! Check out the 6 pack of 1.5L Orange Fanta bottles! I actually giggled when I saw this!