One of the most famous festival in town each year is Summer Festival Stuttgart (Sommerfest Stuttgart).
Hi guys! There is one thing you need to know about Stuttgart. It might irritate you at the beginning. But over the years, you will get used to it and accept it as a fact. In Stuttgart, Christmas starts in November! And I am not referring to all these christmas cookies, you find in grocery stores now. I am talking about the ice skating rink “Wintertraum” on Schlossplatz.
I have to admit, when it opened the first time a few years ago, I was very skeptical myself. “An ice skating rink? In Stuttgart? Like the one in front of Rockefeller Center in New York?? And it opens when it’s nearly still summer??? STRANGE!!” Well, I am swabian and we Swabians don’t trust anything that’s new and different. 😉 So it took me a few years to accept the rink. And by now, I quite like it and the booths around, where you can get mulled wine and all sorts of food.
Today, I went there with a colleague to have lunch and to enjoy the first mulled wine in 2012! 🙂
What I have never noticed before, when you look up while standing in the entrance, you see that they have decorated the gate with skates:
I had yeast dumpling (Dampfnudel) with vanilla sauce for 4,50 Euro and my colleague tried fried mashed potatoe (Kartoffelpuffer or Rösti) s with apple sauce.
I liked my dumpling very much, only my colleague had little trouble eating his fried mashed potatoes, because they only give you forks at Wintertraum…
But I can assure you, he managed to eat his Rösti the end and didn’t have to starve! 🙂
When we had finished our lunch, we had a glass of mulled wine – which came out of this nice, little pot:
I actually tried to have two glasses. But sadly, I didn’t get through with it after my colleague handed me back the camera…
As they have a lot of lovely sweets, we thought about getting something for dessert as well…
…but we stayed strong and resisted.
If you wonder now where the skating rink is, here it comes:
As I said, it’s not very crowded at Wintertraum during the day.
We had a very nice and yummy break here at Wintertraum and I will surely come again, the winter is still young! 😉
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