Hi guys! Are you enjoying this summer so far? I definitely am 🙂 I hardly find time for blogging with all those great outdoor festivals and events we had going on here in Stuttgart in July. And August also looks like a great month! Check out my favorite things to do in August!
Hi guys! July is one of my favorite months. Why? Because of all the outdoor festivals and events! Check out my favorite things to do this July!
Hi guys! We are back home in beautiful Stuttgart. Just about the right time as the festival season has started! This weekend you can enjoy a cool drink while listening to good music under the open sky at Marienplatzfest 2016!
Even though I am Vegetarian, I like beer gardens. One of my favorite ones is “Schwabengarten” just outside of Stuttgart, in Leinfelden. It’s easy to reach because it’s located just behind the U-Bahn and the S-Bahn Station “Leinfelden”.
You get all the traditional beer garden style dishes there, like pork knuckle, sausages, potato salad and of course beer, but they also serve Flammkuchen (tarte flambée), Dampfnudel (steam dumpling), Weißwürste (white sausages) and dumplings with a creamy mushroom sauce, which you would not find in every beer garden. Nice for Vegetarians though!!
Well, I have to admit, I totally felt like fries today, so that’s what I got. Boring, I know
The unicorn in the background is not mine by the way! The Apfelschorle (apple spritz) though was mine indeed! As I don’t like beer (yep, how dare I call myself a German, right?! ), I always order Apfelschorle with my meal when I visit a beer garden.
My nephews (proud holders of the unicorn by the way!) on the other hand ordered Rote Wurst and Kartoffelsalat (red sausage and potato salad) and thus made up for my boring decision on the food front.
What I like about Schwabengarten is, that they have more to offer than just the usual benches and tables: There is a playground for the kids and sun chairs for the grown ups…
It is a great destination after a bike trip, too. And if you are the proud holder of an e-bike, you can even recharge your bike while visiting the beer garden. They have their own e-bike station now! Awesome, right?!
During the season, Schwabengarten is open every day from 11 am until 11 pm. They also organize several special events every year, for example a “US-Car Meeting” on the 25th and 26th of July.
More information about:
Schwabengarten (only in German)
Hi guys, guess what I found these days? A new sun deck in downtown Stuttgart! More precisely on top of the City Library!
There has always been the roof where you could climb up to and enjoy the view. But lately, they have put up sun beds – very comfy ones by the way… 🙂
Ok, I am not the biggest fan of the cold, metal design – I wouldn’t mind some palm trees and sunshades. And a cocktail bar. And sand. And a pool. But the sun beds and the view are very nice as well 🙂 A good spot to spend your break on a sunny day! And when doing so, don’t miss the café LesBar on the 8th floor – one of my favorites as well! 🙂
Let’s hope for some more sunny days this summer! I know I will spend my lunch break up there again when it’s warm enough.
More information about:
Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart (only in German)
Café LesBar (only in German)
This temperature is just perfect for sitting outside till late at night. So why not watch a movie while doing so?? 😉
I’ve been to the Open Air Cinema in Ludwigsburg last week. I have to admit, I’ve never been there before, and I really missed out on something the last 30 years… They have put up this huge screen in the courtyard of the Karlskaserne, so the ambiance it quite nice by itself.
But I noticed three things, I want to talk about with you guys…
Better be at the Open Air Cinema early. Because as we are Germans, we are very territorial when it comes to reserving seats… Yes. We even reserve seats at the cinema (at least when it’s an open air one) and if we don’t have towels at hand, we don’t mind using pillows, bags or whatever is present…
2.) Don’t be astonished when you have to order popcorn in liters.
At least when visiting the Open Air Cinema in Ludwigsburg, you can be faced with this…
I ordered 3 liters but actually, I was a bit disappointed. I thought, I’ll get a bigger bag… But they tasted extraordinary good, I have to say!
So let the film begin! I am ready!
3.) You should not mind that they show only movies in German…
We watched Die Kirche bleibt im Dorf, which is a German saying that translates literally into “The church will stay in the village”. The actors spoke with Swabian accent which was quite funny to watch as you don’t hear our accent in movies very often 🙂
I checked their program and unfortunately all of the movies they show until the 11th of August are in German. So if you want to go, you should either understand German or be interested in listening to it…
But I can definitely recommend going. I liked the atmosphere of watching a movie under the dark sky of a summer night…
More information about:
Sommernachts Open Air Kino Ludwigsburg 2013 (only in German)