We did not plan for Stuttgart, though I always wanted to visit there. My sister used to live in Stuttgart before she came back to our mother land.When she was there , I was busy completing my post graduation in Medicine , so could not make it. And while roaming in Europe, I got an unexpected opportunity to spend few hours in the town.
In the morning we were in Zurich Hauptbanhof fighting with each other whether we should go to Paris or Salzburg. We tried Car pool and one lady agreed to come to the central station. But we waited for hours, she did not come.We lost the time to reach either of the two places before evening, so eventually I dropped the idea of going to Paris and planned to go back to Wurzburg. So we bought the ticket and our journey was like that- Zurich to Stuttgart, Stuttgart to Wurzburg.We reached Stuttgart on time, and had few hours in hand before the second train. So we thought to explore the city little bit.
Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The sixth-largest city in Germany. At the centre of Stuttgart lies its main square, Schlossplatz. As well as being the largest square in Stuttgart, it stands at the crossover point between the city’s shopping area, Schlossgarten park which runs down to the river Neckar, Stuttgart’s two central castles and major museums and residential areas to the south west. Königstraße, Stuttgart’s most important shopping street which runs along the northwestern edge of Schlossplatz, claims to be the longest pedestrianised street in Germany.The city’s tourism slogan is “Stuttgart offers more”.
We walked through the Königstraße till the castle. We did some window shopping , I was dying to buy Da Vinci’s wedding dress but unfortunately we wear Saree during wedding 😛 . The castle looked amazing in the dark. It was last week of December, air was crisp and cold. We ate some hot servings from a roadside stall. We needed to use the toilet as well, but did not find one open. The street looked extremely lively, mostly groups of young people walking, gossiping and eating.After two hours of roaming, we turned back our feet towards the train station to catch the next train.
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