Sunday, February 27, 2005

Stuttgart

The German train system is very reliable. The schedules are down to the minute and after being on six trains this weekend only one was late. On my way to Zurich we were five minutes late leaving one of the stations and the conductor was apologizing profusely. In the end however I think we ended up only being two or three minutes late. I think VIA could learn a thing or two from these guys.

I awoke this morning very tired but determined to catch my train for Stuttgart. I made it with a few minutes to spare. Yay! Stuttgart is the home of Mercedes-Benz and Porche. I therefore spent most of my day visiting both of their museums and looking at lots of old cars. I liked the history side of it too. If it wasn't for the museums being open there is very little that can be done on Sundays around here. Everything is closed. I thought maybe in the touristy areas there would be at least a tacky souvenier store open but nope...all closed.

It was another cold and snowy day here in Germany. Luckily all my activities were at least inside but there was still enough walking outside to make me pretty chilly since all I have is my fall jacket. I keep hearing that they never get this much snow over here. Do I believe them? Is it just one big coincidence that all the snow they received this year happened while I was here? Seems a little convenient to me.

Well anyway enjoy some pictures...





1 comment:

Lionel said...

Awesome pictures...
Did you hear the wonderfull sound they make too?
Lionel