24 hrs in Stuttgart – What to do?

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With my husband´s birthday and also our wedding anniversary we are trying to find something great to do every year and most of the time we just go out for dinner which is nice, don´t get me wrong. This is a lot of fun for us cause we love people watching but it´s not that special. So for this year we decided to take a city trip, just the two of us. Spending quality time as a couple has become pretty hard since Emilia is here but at least we appreciate the little time we have.

It was our first night away from our little baby and it was so hard for the two of us. We kept busy so that we wouldn´t miss her that much but of course it didn´t work. 

But let´s get started on recaping our trip. We started driving on Saturday morning and got to Stuttgart around noon. It is a three hour drive so it´s totally manageable to get there without a break. 

24 hours in Stuttgart

Day 1

Our first stop was the Wilhelma. A HUGE zoo and botanical garden area and I mean huge. I am very sure you can spend an entire day and more there. They have everything from plants to desert animals to rainforest animals and bugs and fish. It is truly incredible and so neat.

After that we went to another famous for Stuttgart place. The Porsche Museum. The Porsche is designed and built in Stuttgart so that is definitely another must. My husband is not super interested in cars but he liked it as well. The history, the earlier cars and lots of modell drawings. 

Since it was already late afternoon we went to check-in to our hotel and have some coffee there while getting ready for our dinner reservation. We stayed at the Kongresshotel Europe in Stuttgart. It is a business hotel and not the newest anymore but the rooms are roomy and clean and the staff is very nice and helpful. But be warned since the Coronavirus is still very present the bar and café is still closed. This was very disappointing and we had to get our cup of coffee from the nearest gas staion. Other than that our stay was totally fine.

For dinner we went to Vale, an amazing Italian restaurant. I had the Parmesan noodles with truffle. Such a special dinner for a special night and my husband went with pizza but he loves pizza so everything all right.

To end the night really special we decided to go to the Spielbank Stuttgart, a very high-end casino and play some roulette. We had drinks at the bar – I had a Cosmopolitan and it was glorious and then we gambled the night away. Lost everything we changed into chips but had such a great time together. I think we even stayed out ´till after one which is huge for us.

Day 2

So the next day, after little sleep we got ready, checked-out and headed to brunch to one of our favorite spots – the Gardener´s Nosh. We had one here in Regensburg but it sadly closed. I ate the croffle and an eggwhite omelett and my husband the breakfast burrito and a waffle on a stick. Everyhing was delicous.

As full as we were we rented two e-scooter to do some sightseeing downtown Stuttgart. I have never been on an e-scooter before and it was so cool. Probably the best about our whole stay 😉 Just kidding.

We went to the castle district. This is where the castle is of course and a huge old library plus a so many cute cafés to sit outside. It is so nice to see that live has picked up where it left after Covid. People need normality. 

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A Day at the Eibsee….

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eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

eibsee, grainau, day trip, travel, travel ideas, travel itinerary, day trip ideas

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Happy Thursday my lovely friends,

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since we are all trying to get back a piece of normal life and outdoor activities are more in demand than ever I wanted to share our visit to the Eibsee in Grainau, Germany. We went last year and between my pregnancy and upcoming Fall content I totally forgot about it but I think now is the right time.

The Eibsee is called the Caribean Sea of Germany because of its incredible blue water. The colors are insane in real life at least for a lake. 

It was a 2 1/2 hour drive from where we life. The lake has a hotel with the prettiest view as well as a huge parking lot. From there you can either go up in a gondola to the top of the 2.962 m high Zugspitze or you can go down to the lake. We went there to have a look at the lake so that wath our path.

A big restaurant is right at the lake and not far from the parking lot at all. You can sit outside and enjoy the most beautiful view of the Eibsee. We had lunch right after we arrived and it was just gorgeous. From there inspired by all the people in the water we decided to rent a small rowboat and explore the lake by boat.

Other rentals they offer are small motor boots and SUP´s. I really can´t remeber how much it cost but you can book half and full hours. We got our boat right away and headed out on the lake. Unfortunately some short time after that a thunderstorm rolled in and we had to get back to the shore.

If you don´t want to be in the water you can hike around it. It takes about 2 hours to get around and you can start either way. We only went about 20 minutes in one direction because it started raining again. The weather is very unsteady and unpredictable as the lake is surrounded by mountains, it also changes quick.

There are cute little bays and also big rock to sit which make awesome picture points. If you life in the area or passing through I would totally recommend spending half a day at the Eibsee. If you just plan on walking around the lake all you have to pay is parking and not more.

But keep in mind it is a very touristy place and although you can stay outside you probably won´t be able to keep your 2 m distance all the time.

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