Before I have started this blog I came across this beautiful video:
“Wandnotiz – Das Stuttgart-Manifest”.
A declaration of love to Stuttgart in moving images.
It’s voice over (in German, though) is done by Smudo, a famous German Musician from Stuttgart. He’s part of Gemany’s first successful German Hip-Hop Band “Die Fantastischen Vier”.
They came up in the 90ies but perform till this day and will go on tour, soon again. I used to be a massive fan and I still like them! This summer they will play (amongst many international A-listers) at some really nice festivals, for example the Stuttgart Jazz Open! Wohoooo, and I’ve been given a ticket as a xmas present, yay!
This video captures some of the nice spots and things to do in Stuttgart, so I thought you might like it, too.
Spoiler alert: This event is (so far) only available in German language. But that might change over time!
Wine hikes in winter…?
I don’t know how you feel about winter, but once the xmas glow is over, the cold and grey months can become quite dull, at least for me. That’s why I’m always planning some of fun stuff to do, especially in January. That’s how I came across the web page “Weinerlebnis Stuttgart” (Wine experience Stuttgart), which already sounded good to me! The page, founded last year by Karin Nehls, mainly offers… wine hikes. I’ve actually discovered wine hikes as a new hobby when I moved to Stuttgart, because it’s one of the fun things to do here. But usually those wine hikes take place in May or July, with the sun out, your shorts on and a glass of cool white wine in your hand! (Click here, to see where) But in this case, “Weinerlebnis Stuttgart” offered a little tour named “Winterglühen” (Winter glowing) through the vineyards, at the beginning of January with some Glühwein (mulled wine) and chili instead. I was totally curious, so I booked the tour, right away.
Yakiniku ( 焼き肉 or 焼肉) literaly means ‘grilled meat’ in Japanese. And the name says it all, because this is excatly what awaits you here! Located in the ‘Heusteigviertel’ neighborhood, near Österreichischer Platz, this minimalistic yet cozy designed place only offers seven tables. Each one of them is equipped with its own grill which has a special exhaust air system, to make your experience as smoke free as possible.
A few weeks ago, we were lucky to attend the opening party of a really nice and new Italian deli: Bottega da Giulia in Stuttgart West. I’ve passed the place a few times while it was beeing renovated and was curious about what it’s ging to be. But it was just by chance, that I saw the invitation for the opening on Facebook a few days before. And we’ve decided to join, of course, because my boyfriend and me absolutely love food, so we couldn’t miss that chance!
This is the kind of autumn that I love! Golden leaves and sunny October days… time to put our hiking shoes back on again! We like to be out and about with other people, wich is the reason we joined the “Stuttgart Hike and walk Group” (former “Outdoorsports Group) of the international Expat community Internations (their Stuttgart section, obviously). In fact, my boyfriend and me even got to know each other there… But that’s a whole different story.