Germany Journals

Seven Destinations in Württemberg, Germany

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A travel journal to Germany by MALUSE

Schwabisch-Hall, Old Town Centre Photo, Schwabisch Hall, Germany More Photos
Quote: Wurttemberg is a part of the land Baden-Württemberg

Stuttgart

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Castle Square, Stuttgart, Germany Photo, Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart is the capital of the Land Baden-Württemberg in the southwest of Germany was founded on 25th April 1952. Before that time it had already been the home of the Kings of Württemberg who had castles built in the city and outside, so there’s quite a lot to see.We’ve met in the main train station which isn’t only a good starting-point for our tour, but also worth seeing in itself as it was built in the 1920s in the style of New Realism. The tower is 56 metres high topped by a rotating Mercedes star which signals to all people arriving what Stuttgart stands for worldwide: car industry! The Swabians (the indigenous ‘tribe’ living there) are very proud of their reputation as the nation’s ...Read More

Fernsehturm Stuttgart/TV Tower Stuttgart

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Attraction | "TV Tower Stuttgart, Germany"

Fernsehturm Stuttgart/TV Tower Stuttgart Photo, Stuttgart, Germany
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In the world of architecture the only superlative worth its salt is *the first*. An edifice can remain the highest, longest, most expensive one only until a higher, longer, more expensive one has been built. But the first will always remain indisputably the first. Many reviews have been written on the 553-m-high giant in Toronto which was No 1 for a long time (but has now moved down to No 3). Today I'm going to tell you about the first TV tower ever which you can find in Stuttgart in the south of Germany.In the early 1950s the Süddeutscher Rundfunk (South German broadcast corporation) intended to install its antennae on a 200-m-high iron structure for better transmission of TV and FM ...Read More

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Fernsehturm Stuttgart/TV Tower Stuttgart
Jahnstrasse 120
Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg 70597
49 (0) 711 / 23

SchweineMuseum/Pig Museum

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Attraction | "Pig Museum (the only one in the world!)"

SchweineMuseum/Pig Museum Photo, Stuttgart, Germany
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All art museums are more or less alike. The artifacts may be unique, but there are only so many ways of exhibiting them. Follow me to a museum which is truly unique in all aspects, namely the one and only Pig Museum world-wide."I like pigs. Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us, only pigs treat us as equals." (Winston Churchill)Two years ago private collector Erika Wilhelmer found a home for her collection of pigs and pig related paraphernalia which couldn't be more appropriate: the art deco building formerly used for the administration of the slaughterhouse (German: Schlachthof) in Stuttgart, Schlachthofstraße 2 (Slaughter House Street). If you take the underground U9 fr...Read More

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SchweineMuseum/Pig Museum
Schlachthofstr. 2
Stuttgart, Germany
0711 66419600

Ulm

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When we come to the central place of Ulm, we see the Münster towering in front of us. In the South of Germany the cathedrals are called Münster, in the North ‘Dom’. It is the second largest example of Gothic ecclesiastical architecture in Germany after the Cathedral in Cologne. It was begun in 1377 and only completed in 1890, begun as a Catholic church and completed as a Protestant one! The builders were so slow that the Reformation took place and changed the denomination. That this fine church wasn’t destroyed during the war, has certainly seen by many as an act of God.Take your time and look up, binoculars would be helpful, see the biblical figures round the portal, the gargoyles on the ...Read More

Schwäbisch-Hall

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Schwabisch-Hall, Old Town Centre Photo, Schwabisch Hall, Germany
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The reason why I went to the town of Schwäbisch-Hall (called only ‘Hall’ by the approximately 35 000 inhabitants) was that I wanted to see an exhibition in the wonderful museum Kunsthalle Würth. Schwäbisch-Hall is situated 80km to the north-east of Stuttgart, the capital of the land Baden-Württemberg in the south-west of Germany. After studying and enjoying the artefacts at length, I went into the town proper. Hall lies on the rising banks of a small river, the Kocher, the museum is situated on the top of one hillside overlooking the old town centre. The view we have from there looks like the illustration of a fairy tale by the brothers Grimm. Hall was not destroyed during WW2, only a few ...Read More

Kunsthalle Wurth

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Attraction | "Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall"

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Berlin, the capital of Germany, is also the biggest city of the country (this is not a superfluous remark as Bonn, the old capital, is only a medium-sized town), seen from there, Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg, is province.What do we find beyond Stuttgart, say, about 80 km to the north-east in the direction of ´Swabian Siberia´ bordering Bavaria? The town Schwäbisch-Hall, for example, about 35 000 inhabitants. But that´s not the end of our journey, about 20 km farther is the town Künzelsau, still not our destination, we´re looking for a village, Gaisbach (meaning goats´ brook).If the term ´anus mundi´ comes to your mind, you´re not far off the point. This is Latin...Read More

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Kunsthalle Wurth
Lange Strasse 35
Schwabisch Hall, Germany
0791 9467270

Göppingen, Germany

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Cultural Centre Altes E-Werk, Goppingen Photo, Goppingen, Germany
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Our nicest Christmas present was a parcel from England containing a self-made book, half diary, half photo album. It came from a family in St. Ives, Cornwall, Brian and Pam Baker and their 13-year-old twins Nick and Debbie we had met and befriended last summer at a ‘Hock’ (meaning ‘sitting‘ in the Swabian dialect), a festivity during which the people of a village put tables and benches onto the streets, sit together and chat, eat the local specialities like Spätzle (the Swabian variety of pasta) with lentils and sausages, salt pretzels or home-made bread and dripping and drink beer, but also the wine and cider and the fruit schnapps of the region.Brian had been stationed in Germany with th...Read More

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MALUSE

MALUSE
Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg