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This was 2019 on Living in Stuttgart


Can you believe it? 2019 is nearly over already. The older I get the faster the years fly by… But 2019 was a very special one anyway: I became the mom of the most wonderful little girl in the whole wide world 🙂 What a life changer! Obviously baby, family and kids related topics and posts became more and more present on Living in Stuttgart. I thought I browse through the year with the help of some very popular articles in 2019.

We started in 2019 with THE most talked about topic here in Stuttgart: Feinstaubalarm. Even though this topic caused a lot of bad blood in Stuttgart, the city announced that the rates are getting better and there is a chance that Stuttgart might not need the alarm in the future anymore. Yeah!

Feinstaubalarm in Stuttgart

We celebrated Fasching in February and March 2019. In my post I pointed out the Fasching tradition and what was going on in Stuttgart for the occasion.

In March Stuttgart became one attraction richer: Banksy’s Love is in the bin moved to Staatsgalerie.

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart Banksy in Stuttgart

It sounded like an April’s fool but it was true: Starting in April 2019 the prices for the public transport in Stuttgart became cheaper for most of us. The article I wrote about this was one of the most read ones in 2019 – together with my general guide to public transport in Stuttgart.

Then, also in April, I announced what was my personal highlight in 2019: my pregnancy 🙂 More pregnancy related posts followed like the one about the aqua fit course I’ve visited, a pregnancy update at 8 months, the post about my fun baby shower, tips for where you can buy baby furniture and other stuff in Stuttgart and my post about what you should put in your hospital bag.

8 months pregnant in Stuttgart 2

In June I’ve tried something new: guided meditation, offered in English by the wonderful Stef. I loved her class so much that we teamed up and I wrote a sponsored post about her and her meditation classes. So if you feel like you need to relax and rewind, try one of her courses!

And I’ve formed anther partnership: I’ve met the lovely Veerle from reloxx relocation services. I loved her personal approach to relocation services instantly as the international community of Stuttgart is as important to her as it is to me. So we decided we team up. So if you need help moving to Stuttgart, check out Veerle’s services. She will support you finding a place to live, a school for your kids, help you with the paper work and much, much more. An most importantly, it will feel like a good old friend is supporting you!

Before I became pregnant I have written a hiking guide for the city of Leinfelden-Echterdingen together with my dad, a famous author for hiking books in and around Stuttgart. In July I have shared the download-link where you can get the brochure in English for free on the blog (Of course you can still download it for free, just follow the like above :-))

I came back from my maternity leave in September with a post about my visit to the pumpkin fair in Ludwigsburg.

pumpkin festival Ludwigsburg

In November I shared what I have learned in the first three months from being a new mom in Stuttgart.

And with the snap of a finger it was Christmas time again. I wrote about German Christmas traditions, the best Christmas markets in and around Stuttgart and last minute ideas for (Stuttgart themed) Christmas presents and my 7 favorite stalls on Stuttgarter Weihnachtsmarkt this year.

Stuttgart Christmas market 2019 Mead

As I have noticed that my monthly reviews about what life feels like being a new mom in Stuttgart are interesting for some of you, I turned them into a series. So I also wrote another post after 4 months.

And last but not least, New Year’s Eve is knocking on the door. If you haven’t decided what you want to do you will find inspiration in my post about fun events that are going on that night in Stuttgart. And if you want to know how Germans celebrate, check out my article about German Silvester traditions.

So, in a nutshell, this was 2019 on Living in Stuttgart.

I want to take the opportunity to thank each of you so very, very much for reading and following my blog. From all the comments and messages I get from you I know that some of you follow me for ages already and that is the biggest compliment I can get as a blogger. I hope I will “see” you again next year.

And for now all that is left to say for me is I hope you have a wonderful Silvester night and a fantastic start into 2020. Happy New Year everybody!


Hello and welcome to "living in Stuttgart". I am Mel and I love this beautiful city. There are so many things to explore, I can't wait sharing them with you. So come along and let me show you Stuttgart the way I see it.

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