Many people name the Market Hall (Markthalle) when you ask them about their most favorite places in Stuttgart. And it is indeed a special place: The art nouveau building with it’s lofty architecture offers a variety of international products and an atmosphere, that reminds you of an oriental bazar. And in January, the Market Hall had turned 100 years old! Reason enough for Moritz and me to pay it a birthday visit this weekend.
38 stalls offer fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, spices and much, much more on 3500 square meters. The smell and the colors make a visit very enjoyable.
From the gallery on the first floor you’ve got a nice view down to the bustling market…
… and you find some shops and restaurants:
If you’re not looking for fresh products but for some souvenirs, check out the stall from Hochland Kaffee. Their roasting facility is located in Stuttgart-Degerloch and the tradition of this company goes back to 1930. I like them not only because of the good quality of their coffee, but also because they offer some very fun, Stuttgart related products:
Like these boxes with coffee named Stuttgarter Bohnenviertel”(“Stuttgart beans quarter”, which relates to a part of the city with this exact name in the west of Stuttgart), chocolate with bezels, noodles in the shape of bezels and much more. Or Wibele (traditional mini cookies from Stuttgart) and “wine to go”:
One of my favorites is this set of four chocolates:
It brings together the best of Stuttgart: The Fernsehturm (television tower), Wibele, Brezel and the Swabian accent (Schogglad, meaning chocolate). Fun!
Yep, the Markthalle is always worth a visit – and I always have to take at least a tiny piece of deliciousness home with me…
More information about:
Markthalle Stuttgart (only in German)
Hochland Kaffee (only in German)