Extreme European Adventure: Stuttgart, Germany (June 17, 2014)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
We started today by missing our alarm, and I awoke with a massive migraine. I quickly downed Excedrin Migraine with a warm Diet Coke and laid back down while Kris got ready for the day. Luckily, the caffeine, meds, and nap kicked my headache down into manageable land. We headed to the Frankfurt main station to get train reservations into Stuttgart and our sleeper train reservation from Budapest to Berlin.

We had to go to the DB Station for the reservations and click the kiosk screen to retrieve a number to wait in queue to talk to someone since our chip and signature cards don't work in the Germany rail kiosks. Sad - but the wait wasn't long and the system seems efficient. Blasted American credit cards. I can't wait until we fully have the chip and pin system.

To save money, we got the Quer-Durchs-Land-Ticket so we could travel anywhere in Germany on slow trains for the entire day. We took Regional trains from Frankfurt - Heidelberg and from Heidelberg - Stuttgart. It wasn't the fastest way to get to Stuttgart, but it saved us money. The scenery was quite nice too.

When we got to Stuttgart, we took the underground local train to the Bibliotek stop to find our AirBnB. Ingrid, the host, was super easy to communicate with and was ready to greet us upon our arrival. Our apartment was the top floor apartment of Ingrid's building and well set up to accommodate guests for a while. It had a spacious room with dining area and nice kitchen with all of the cooking utensils you could need. The bathroom was nice too and had shower and tub. We had a very pleasant stay in Stuttgart.
Our Stuttgart AirBnB

After checking in, we went out to explore the town despite the rain. We didn't have anything in particular in mind to do. We really just went out to explore the pedestrian area of Stuttgart (Konigstrasse) and Palace Square (Schlossplatz). We also stopped at a Rewe grocery store to buy stuff to make dinner and our caffeine provisions.

We didn't just have to watch out for the rain though...Stuttgart had these trees with raining death balls.

Kris, ever the lover of local flavor, didn't pay very close attention whenever he bought what he thought was a local soda. Turns out it was a non-alcoholic beer. He's picked a winner two days in a row now...green sauce and non-alcoholic beer!  Makes me laugh so darn hard!

At least the dinner he made was really rather tasty!

We found this dehydrated yogurt in one of the cabinets.  Odd...to each their own I suppose?
Dehydrated yogurt found in Stuttgart AirBnB - doesn't look tasty like dinner.

2 Responses
  1. Air bonbons through again. The countryside from the train looked nice. So trees with balls of death of actually make you so sick you wish you were dead?

  2. B Says:

    Nonalcoholic beer and dehydrated yogurt. You guys ARE adventurous!! I love how easily y'all are getting around :)