Now, since we’d arrived in Stuttgart, we hadn’t correctly managed to take a look at the Christmas market.
The primary day we had snow-rain and needed to depart inside a short while of arriving within the markets (my sneakers had been soaked and freezing).
The following day, we’d spent so lengthy exploring the town, I used to be simply too exhausted to even start to think about exploring the market in any correct means.
This night, nonetheless, fuelled by slightly scrumptious gin, I made a decision it was excessive time to lastly try the Stuttgart Christmas market and so we did simply that!
We began off testing the ice rink (which was the purpose when the snow-rain had began final time) earlier than making our means deeper into the market in the hunt for gluhwein and currywursts.
We then spent the subsequent couple of hours usually simply getting misplaced within the markets, stopping to purchase some caramelised nuts (I refused to depart and not using a bag stuffed with them to take again house with me) and testing some vintage within the various a part of the Christmas markets.
I believe that’s the enjoyable factor about Christmas markets, instances simply appears to fly by so rapidly as you’re rummaging and consuming your means by means of.
We left that Christmas market completely full and completely content material with the goodies we’d managed to attain, earlier than deciding to name it an evening.
The following morning was our ultimate morning in Stuttgart and there was one spot I simply knew I couldn’t depart with out checking it out – stated spot was the Mercedes Benz museum.
Now, I’m not the largest car-geek (there are individuals on the market who can actually take one aside and put it again collectively) however I do admire a fairly respectable car or two and so, as our ultimate cease on the way in which to the airport, we popped into the Mercedes Benz Museum.
As quickly as you step in, it feels virtually such as you’ve walked into some futuristic dystopian universe with its wonderful elevate pods and naked concrete partitions.
Now I may have opted for the steps however I wasn’t gonna go on the prospect to trip a kind of pods!
Up on the high, we determined to do the museum from high to backside, beginning with a number of the very first innovations constructed by the corporate’s founder.
It’s simply so spectacular to see the origins of right now’s trendy vehicles although I’ve to confess, a number of the authentic designs had me eager to discover a model of it to take house for myself.
^Although maybe not this one above that’s like a bicycle. Apparently, the engine beneath used to warmth the seat up so that you’d find yourself with a slightly scorching bum whereas utilizing it. In actual fact, it sued to warmth up a lot in order that riders would find yourself simply having to face for many of it.
You then work your means by means of another slightly ingenious basic…
…earlier than making your approach to the subsequent ranges.
Every stage has completely different sections a sure theme from racing vehicles proper by means of to commuter buses.
We spiralled our means by means of, marvelling on the designs, lusting shamelessly over sure slightly glossy fashions and gawking at some awkward-looking fashions.
Earlier than we knew it, it was time to go house!
Stuttgart had been fairly the deal with to discover and taking the time to discover components exterior of the town had confirmed to be such a tremendous approach to spend time in Germany (and undoubtedly one I wanna do extra of).
Until subsequent time Stuttgart – Auf Wiedersehen… for now. 😀