December is the time when I really like living in Germany. I love going to the beautiful Christmas markets which take place everywhere from small towns to the big cities. Sometimes just a day or two sometimes for the whole month of December like in Stuttgart. There is nothing better than standing in the snow with a Gluehwein (mulled wine) to warm your hands and your body (watch out it get's you drunk real fast :-) - listening to a choral singing christmas songs.
The Christmas Market in Stuttgart is said to be the largest one in Germany, I don't have any idea if that's true but it's pretty big and very beautiful. It normally starts on the last weekend in December and lasts until Dec. 23rd.
Stuttgart Wine Village
At the end of August wine connoisseurs and wine lovers from all over the world return to the beautiful state capital of Baden-Württemberg to sample the fruits of summer at the popular "Stuttgart Wine Village". More than 350 wines from Baden-Württemberg are sold in more than 120 lovingly decorated vine bowers on Marktplatz and Schillerplatz around the Altes Schloss. Typical regional specialities such as Maultaschen (meat and spinach stuffing in pasta pockets), Kässpätzle (Swabian cheese noodles), Schupfnudeln mit Kraut (potato noodles with cabbage), etc. are served with the wine. The most delightful and largest wine festival in Germany goes on for ten days and eleven nights in Stuttgart
27 August to 7 September 2003
25.August to 05.September 2004
Stuttgart Beer Festival
16 days of festive spirits around the 24-metre-high fruit column, the symbol of the Stuttgart Beer Festival which was originally established back in 1818 as a harvest festival. Over 300 showmen always offer new rides and attractions on the, now, largest folk festival in the world: the largest transportable Ferris wheel, the wildwater ride, the French Village with its Parisian backdrops and the typical French specialities, the large beer tents including the "Black Forest Experience Tent" containing fir branches, waterfalls, lively music and a fantastic laser show, etc.
27 September to 12 October 2003
25 September to 10 October 2004
Stuttgart Christmas Market
The Stuttgart Christmas Market is traditionally opened on the last Thursday in November with a ceremonial concert in the inner courtyard of the Altes Schloss. The small wooden houses lovingly decorated with angelic figures, fir branches and Christmas balls are open daily up to December from 10.00 to 20.30 and on Sundays from 11.00 onwards.
28 November to 23 December 2003
25 November to 23 December 2004
uuuuuh, it reminds me of "Glühwine" = "mulle wine", (a type of prepared warm wine) and "weiswurst"(sausage) . I love this combination in the cold December christmas atmosphere and
the Christmas Market in Stuttgart is not only one of the oldest, but certainly also one of the most beautiful and largest in Europe with over 200 stalls on Marktplatz and Schillerplatz. The Stuttgart Christmas Market is traditionally opened on the last Thursday in November with a ceremonial concert in the inner courtyard of the "Altes Schloss". The small wooden houses lovely decorated with angelic figures, fir branches and Christmas balls are open daily up to Dezember 23 from 10.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. and on Sundays from 11.00 a.m.
In Stuttgart is a great and beautiful Christmas-Market. When I heard the first time, that Tourists are coming with buses to see it: I ´didn't belive. But now I know why: I didn't see a Christmas-Market like this.
It is very big.
You can buy many hand-made Christmas stuff.
There are many different hot-wines to drink.
In the middle you can find an ice rink.
Visit the highlight of sommer which takes place from 8th - 11th August 2002 on Schloßplatz and in the upper gardens (City center). The best caterers in the city will offer lavish delicacies in white party tents and an extensive music programme will be presented on four stages.
Sunday 5th and 6th July 2014 11:00-18:00 around the palace place (Schlossplatz).
For more information we still have to wait, they are still in the planning phase.
Nice start for a nice summer with beer, candyfloss for the whole family from 19. April to 11. May 2014.
If you are interested in some local Africans, go here.
If you are in Stuttgart you can hear at saturdays Radio Africa Stuttgart from 13:00-15:00 at 99.2 FM / 102.1 cable.
The Schwaben area is very famous for its wine - and also for the many wine festivals, which take place in the late summertime, around August/September.
Normally this festival is thought of the harvest in Stuttgart. Now it is almost like an amusement park. Lot of food and beer. Fun for old and young.
I remember visiting Palace Square on Christmas and seeing this chilren's railway, a skating rink and lots of other beautiful things.
This was my husbands' and mine first "Erste Bundesliga" game and all that thanks to Marcus, our friend and my husbands' colleague from the office. WOW! We were stunned with the stadium.