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Schlossplatz

It was long overdue to put captions on these pictures and add a journal entry. (August 2012) 

I’ve been living in the outskirts of Stuttgart over a year at this point but had never really taken a stroll through the downtown area to take pictures. This was the day – with company it’s always nicer to do something like this. When they window shop or actually go inside a store you can stay outside and snap pictures. I saw a lot of downtown Stuttgart today. There are many old buildings and the pedestrian street Koenigstrasse is lined with stores and there are no cars to watch out for. I think Munich’s pedestrian street is nicer but I might be biased. ;)

The Schlossplatz and Schlossgarten are definitely recommended.  We had a snack and refreshing drinks in one of the beer gardens.  I now have a better understanding of where I actually live and I’ll have to come back downtown for more exploring. We’ll see when that will be. ;) 

Major bonus of downtown if you’re an American stranded in Germany: There are 3 Starbucks in a 2 block radius from the Hauptbahnhof (grand central station).  :D

missandrea81 says:
You are absolutely right. The people I hang with (all Americans.. lol) say downtown. It's partially accurate, because Stuttgart is located in a "funnel," not to call it a hole, so you are going down into the town.
Posted on: Sep 15, 2012
Vikram says:
I am curious though, do they call it "downtown" or "city centre" there? In most other European countries, it's "city centre"?
Posted on: Sep 15, 2012
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Schlossplatz
Schlossplatz
Stiftkirche
Stiftkirche
Stiftkirche
Stiftkirche
Stained glass
Stained glass
Destroyed
Destroyed
The old chancellery
The old chancellery
Statue in the middle of the square…
Statue in the middle of the squar…
Neues Schloss and weekend market o…
Neues Schloss and weekend market …
The Old Chancellery and the Stiftk…
The Old Chancellery and the Stift…
The Kunstgebaeude - Art building -…
The Kunstgebaeude - Art building …
More statues
More statues
Neues Schloss
Neues Schloss
Neues Schloss
Neues Schloss
Neues Schloss
Neues Schloss
Wait... I thought the lion was a B…
Wait... I thought the lion was a …
Neues Schloss
Neues Schloss
New Palace of Stuttgart
New Palace of Stuttgart
The theater lake by the Opera
The theater lake by the Opera
Gardens by the opera
Gardens by the opera
The Fernsehturm - Television tower…
The Fernsehturm - Television towe…
Television tower again
Television tower again
The opera house
The opera house
Me and a statue
Me and a statue
Statues in the Schlossgarten
Statues in the Schlossgarten
Closeup
Closeup
Another statue
Another statue
The tower is part of Hauptbahnhof …
The tower is part of Hauptbahnhof…
Stuttgart views
Stuttgart views
Hauptbahnhof
Hauptbahnhof
Another sculpture in the park
Another sculpture in the park
Abandoned Lusthaus - guess the r…
Abandoned "Lusthaus" - guess the …
Before and after
Before and after
Another lake in the park
Another lake in the park
Swans are not picky about what the…
Swans are not picky about what th…
Little statues on a balcony
Little statues on a balcony
The three towers?
The three towers?
Schlossplatz, Altes Schloss
Schlossplatz, Altes Schloss
Map of downtown buildings
Map of downtown buildings
Schlossplatz
Schlossplatz
Dad and Irene
Dad and Irene
Stuttgart
photo by: lapostol77