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Stuttgart with two young children........Help?
Hi Second Posting the first ended in up with the Moroccos and Marakesh's!
Any suggestions, we are flying into Stuttgart in January and are yet to book our accomodation. To a certain extent price isn't a problem, but its my daughters 10th birthday while we are there, so just to make it memorable. Why did I book Stuttgart......I imagined Snow and Log Cabins, not very good at Geography! Is there somewhere within an hour or so that fits this criteria or is Stuttgart child friendly enough, it seems a very grown up place to go. My daughter would love Chateaus etc and my son is a seven year old action man. We are happy with a couple of quiet days of walks etc, but we are only there for four days, Thanks.
Re: Stuttgart with two young children........Help?
Not far from Stuttgart are the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb. In January there is will be mostlikely snow there. No 100% guarantee however.
Swabian Alb is a bit closer and has castles and even more castle ruins.
Burg Hohenzollern near Hechingen
Schloss Lichtenstein near Bad Urach
(however closed in January)
Schloss Hohenzollern in Sigmaringen
(this is from the interior one of the most interesting castles)
A castle hotel in this area would be Schloss Haigerloch. Also a cute small town.
More budget friendly and a more medieval castle would be the youth hostel Burg Wildenstein. In the Upper Danube valley not far from Sigmaringen. One of the few never destroyed castle. Absolute outstanding location.
In Stuttgart for children
Wilhelma (zoo/botanical garden) - one of the most pupular in Germany
Das LEUZE - nice combination of mineral bath and fun pool. Stuttgart has the 2nd biggest mineral springs in Europe. There is a special Kinderland for kids up to 7 years.
Museums also of interest for kids
Museum Am Löwentor (fossils, dinosaurs - huge local content from Stuttgart and region)
Is there a Sunday among the days you are there?
Because on Sundays in January (past the 6th January) there are normally always some Narrentreffen (gathering of traditional carnival clubs) in this region.
Travel Tips for Stuttgart
A Nice Family Atmosphere
I have fond memories of Stuttgart because of the family I was staying with. I first of all surprised them by catching an earlier train and had them in a panic when I called from the train to say I was on my way.. they had a long drive into Stuttgart to meet me. I really didn't mind sitting and waiting. When they arrived, I told them of my ordeal in Prague (having my wallet stolen) and they decided to take me for a drink at a pub near the station before we headed home.
Claudia was the sister of a neighbour of mine in Singapore. Her husband Hans and mother Pauline were all so great to me when I stayed with them (and I was pretty stressed out when I arrived).
Little Daria (4yrs) their daughter, couldn't speak much English but she would babble on in German to me as if I understood. Hans was great showing me around Stuttgart. He got lost driving to Ludwigsburg Palace, it started snowing and we were running out of petrol. We had to divert back to the University to let his students know he was going to be late. They thought it was a huge joke and I'm sure never let him live it down. Hans with his great attempt at English, got everything back to front. He told me we were going up an escalator when we were actually going down. It was freezing that day but we had a lot of fun. It was hard to remember to take photos because I was so cold.
Pauline tried to fatten me up with wonderfully rich German cake when she took me to Bad Urach. Both she and Claudia thought I was totally mad when I said I wanted to climb Ulm Munster Cathedral and then laughed when I could hardly stand when I came down. They introduced me to some wonderful restaurants and hospitality. You were the loveliest people and I Thank you all.
Spielbank Stuttgart is Stuttgarts Casino and has been open since 1996. There a many slot machines as well as the usual tables to tempt you. At one time a Stuttgart resident was not able to gamble within the Casino but a law has now been past to change that.
Don´t miss the international side of Stuttgart comprising of African restaurants among others. "Makamba" offers a very african atmosphere and ambience. The chairs and tables are all original as well as the music in the background. Chapati bread served on a large round plate with different kinds of meat and vegetables.
Walk around downtown. See the market place, the small streets and old houses. There is a webcam on
or try a virtual walk under
Werners Biergarten/beer garden Sindelfingen
A super outdoor beergarden in the town of Sindelfingen. It's about a 5 min. walk from the Rathaus. It's very large and self service. You can get fries, Flamkuchen (thin crust dough w/ savory or sweet ingredients), sausages, salad, and a few other things. Happy hour is 5-6 and it's 2 for 1. The deal is you get a huge beer or a huge mug of wine. The wine comes in the size of the small beer which is a 1/2 litre, the beer is a litre. It's cheap too. It's between Mahdentalstrasse and the Rathaus which is the city center/Martplatz of Sindelfingen.
It's across from Kellbach Guesthouse and pub. You can almost not see it, it's up the stairs, you will see a small sign on the sidewalk. Go into Kellbach for a beer. They have a nice garden area too.
Sindelfingen is SW of Stuttgart. IKEA is in Sindelfingen as well as Daimler Chrystler.
It's only open in nice weather, call for times.
Werner Mornhinweg GmbH
(an der Lamm-Brauerei)
Telefon 07031 / 872959
Telefax 07031 / 875565
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