Now, since we’d arrived in Stuttgart, we hadn’t properly managed to check out the Christmas market. The first day we had snow-rain and had to leave within a short time of arriving in the markets (my shoes were soaked and freezing). The next day, we’d spent so long exploring the city, I was just too … Continue Reading

After a brilliant day in colourful Tubingen, we decided to head over to Esslingen for what was supposed to be one of the best Christmas markets in town. Esslingen is confusingly a city within the wider Stuttgart region (only ‘confusing’ because of the whole city within a city thing – in reality, it couldn’t be … Continue Reading

As it turns out, spending the morning exploring the gorgeous Ludwigsburg Palace works up quite the appetite (which totally took me by surprise as one minute, I was perfectly fine and the next, those hunger pangs hit with a surprising ferociousness). With that, we headed over to the gallery in the Schlossplatz (*though clearly, not … Continue Reading

A German Christmas market is something of a festive staple with us and suffice to say, it was only a matter of time before we headed over to the city of Stuttgart (in Germany, for the uninitiated) for some much-needed gluhwein, as much bratwurst as we could handle and many-a-caramelised erdnuss. I’ve been trying to … Continue Reading