STUTTGART

Day Trips from Stuttgart – Esslingen!

Well, first things first – Stuttgart & Pokemon.

While waiting for Hotel Motel (Holiday Inn… just kidding) One to get our room ready so we could check in, we decided to take a walk around town and head towards the Zoo and Botanical gardens. The walk looked like it would be mostly through a park and green space, and what should have taken 52 minutes ended up taking almost 2 hours!

We started just to the East of the Central Train Station (which btw – many stations do NOT take credit cards!) and just kept walking in Unterer Schlossgarten sipping on coffee, people watching and oh, GETTING ADDICTED TO POKEMON FOR THE FIRST TIME.

  1. I opened my phone, caught 1 pokemon, thought it was cool.
  2. 2 hours, 17,000 steps later I had 27 new Pokemons in my Pokedex, leveled up to Level 6
  3. “Participated” in something of a Pokemon party at the fountain in front of the Museum Schloss Rosenstein where people kept dropping lures (??), all 3 pokestops in proximity were raining glitter and groups of friends were picnicking full on with snacks, drinks and external battery packs.

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Since we made it this far, we hopped over the Neckar River to Bad Cannstatt to see Stuttgart’s oldest building (oh yeah it’s a Pokestop – I told you… ADDICTED!) and then took the train back to Central.

Now, on to a day trip from Stuttgart on the train!

From central station, it’s a short 20 minute ride on S1 and only costs 3 euros each way.

The medieval architecture is incredible here and you could spend a full day walking the small streets.

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Oh, and catching Pokemon.

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Can’t leave without German eats: Weinkeller Einhorn which was unfortunately closed when we walked up, but fear not – Palmscher Bau fed us¬†Champignonschnitzel + Spatzle + Bier (of course!). Side note, this beer scored 20 out of 100 (20!!!!) but I thought it was amazing. I never thought I would describe a beer as creamy, but this truly was. A light, creamy, Heinekin. Went great with my dinner.

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Amazing day trip from Stuttgart, Level 8 Pokemon achieved and 27 new ones (for a total of 31) in my Pokedex. Now someone explain to me what I am suppose to do with everything I catch?!

 

 

 

 

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