It is official now, I have been exiled from Swabia for not being miserly enough. One has to know that in Swabia, money is the highest good and has to be valued above all else. Financial status is of utmost importance and the average citizen is so tight, you couldn’t pull a penny out of […]
Nice day-trip to the area of the Swabian Alps with a ~10km hike from Bisingen to Hohenzollern Castle. The route lead mostly through foresty grounds with quite a lot of up and downs. Bit slippery due to recent rain but good fun.
Best thing about Stuttgart Volksfest is the closing fireworks. The river was very quiet with hardly any wind going. Made for some interesting shots.
Overlooking Stuttgart from the west is Birkenkopf, a 500m high elevation. It grew by 40 metres in the years 1953 to 1957 when 1.5 million m³ of rubble were cleared from the bombed city and moved to the hill. Most locals know it by its unofficial name “Monte Scherbelino” which roughly translates to “Mount Shards”.
For those who would like some food for thoughts for the festive season: Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)
“Cannstatter Wasen: prepare for overcrowded trains, delays and maladjusted people” – that message was showing on train departure displays at main station last weekend. The comedian in charge got into trouble with his superiors. Personally I think he should have gotten a commendation but there is no arguing with the wimps in charge of political […]