Jonathan and I arrived in Stuttgart this morning at 8:30 am, and took the train from the airport to the main train station in Stuttgart. Since I really didn’t know where I’d be flying, I didn’t have reservations. But having stayed in Stuttgart two years ago, I knew of a nice, small, and fairly inexpensive hotel called City Hotel that was away from the station, in a bit of a more residential area. I have no idea how I stumbled upon it last time, but after some searching I found it again. (For future reference, it is located near Charlottenstrasse, on Uhlandstrasse. [http://www.cityhotel-stuttgart.de/]
We headed out to explore, shopping on Konigstrasse and having pizza and Schwabenbrau while watching street performers on the Schlossplatz.
Then we walked around a bit, checking out the residence of the Dukes of Württemberg, a castle going back to the 10th century. Now it is the Landesmuseum Württemberg.
Courtyard to the Castle Württemberg (right)
After going back to the room for a while, we headed out for some drinks (a couple of wheat beers) and dinner, eating at the Hotel Restaurant Arche (Bärenstrasse 2). I had a grilled meat plate, with chicken, lamb (I think) and some form of steak with French fries. Pretty tasty, for the most part.
The Fountain on the Schlossplatz