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Train Oddity/Odyssey across Baden-Württemberg

A December 2004 trip to Stuttgart by Sare

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Quote: We took a train trip using a day pass for regional trains in Baden-Württemberg from Stuttgart to Tübingen to Freudenstadt to Offenburg to Strasbourg, all in 12 hours!

Train Oddity/Odyssey across Baden-Württemberg

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Tübingen riverfront Photo, Stuttgart, Germany
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I needed to catch a night train in Strasbourg and was staying in Stuttgart, so my boyfriend and I traveled to several picturesque towns in the region. The weather started out rainy but became snowy as we climbed higher into the mountains of the Schwartzwald (Black Forest). Since it was Boxing Day, most attractions were closed, but we could still look around the towns. Tübingen is a town with many medieval buildings on a very attractive riverfront. There is also a castle in which experiments that led to the discovery of DNA were conducted. We had lunch at a cozy little bakery (I love German bakeries!) and then caught the train for Freudenstadt, a resort town that is a gateway to the Black Forest a...Read More

Stuttgart Christmas Market-Weihnachtsmarkt

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Attraction | "Weihnachtsmarkt (German Christmas Market)"

Stuttgart Christmas Market-Weihnachtsmarkt Photo, Stuttgart, Germany
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As I was in Stuttgart a few days before Christmas, I had to go see what they claim is one of the largest Christmas markets of all. We went down and got a glass of glüwein, which is a mulled wine that is very tasty and was in everyone's hands. It comes in mugs marked with 'Weihnachtsmarkt, Stuttgart,' which you can keep if you want, or you may return them and get your €1 deposit back. The stalls are laid out with German precision between a large church and the old castle (Altes Schloss) and also in the Schlossplatz. The Schlossplatz was buzzing with people, because it is the main square in downtown Stuttgart and can be reached easily on foot from the Hauptbahnhof station (with the Mercedes-Benz s...Read More

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Stuttgart Christmas Market-Weihnachtsmarkt
Schlossplatz-Old Town
Stuttgart, Germany