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Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart

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  • Day29

    Zuhause!!

    January 25 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Es war eine tolle Reise. Viele viele viele Erlebnisse und eine tolle Zeit mit wunderbaren Menschen verbracht. Der Rückflug war mega anstrengend. Die letzte Etappe waren 13,5 Std Flugzeit. Hier in Deutschland liegt Schnee und ich muss mich mit 30 Grad weniger zufrieden geben. Aber es ist auch schön wieder zu Hause zu sein.Read more

  • Day34

    Staff Blog - Mr Spinner

    July 26, 2018 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 75 °F

    Years ago, a friend of mine (the super talented Northamptonshire based composer and multi instrumentalist Philip Bass) said to me, "The symphony orchestra is one of our greatest inventions".
    It certainly is, and this tour has seen two remarkable groups of people sing and play some very difficult music amazingly well.
    We've been faced with numerous challenges along the way - just one of them being the need to lift the harp up a lengthy staircase in the Archbishop's Palace. Recognising our need for help, a team of student volunteers immediately assembled to help lift our heavy and valuable harp so carefully, it was as if as if they had paid for it themselves.
    I jumped at the chance to be a part of this tour, and I'm so glad I did. The team spirit across the entire group of young people and teachers has made this tour an absolute pleasure. A huge thank you to all of the students and staff for all of the unforgettable musical moments from our amazing choir and symphony orchestra. The standing ovations at our concerts say it all.
    Bravo. Encore!

    Jon Spinner
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  • Day107

    Bad Wilbad Thermal Baths

    October 11, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Vicky still had a few things on her 'list of things to do in Germany' and one was to visit the Thermal Baths at Bad Wilbad. The van was too high to park in the baths' multistorey carpark so we left the van at a campervan parking place about a mile away and headed in through the park. The walk was beautiful with the autumnal trees and a rapidly flowing peaty river that had cut a steep gorge through the valley.

    Palais Thermal contained some of the oldest thermal baths in Europe. The red sandstone building, whilst attractive, didn't draw undue attention when looking at it from the outside. However, the inside was stunning. Mosaic tiled floors led the way through arched doorways into high roofed chambers containing different baths. There were smaller ones for up to about 4 people, medium and larger ones about the size of a learner pool at a leisure centre. Beautiful mosaic wall tiles lined the lower sections of wall, stone pillars rose up from the water, inset arches framed wall paintings and gorgeous stained glass windows whose colours sometines shone on the opposite walls. In the larger baths white stone statues featured in the centre and you could lie back in the warm water and study the stained glass ceilings.

    We were glad to be visiting when we did as there were very few people there and at one point we were the only ones in the main pool with the statue of Venus at its centre.

    The original building had been added to and the complex had a further 2 floors of saunas, plunge pools, showers, swimming pools and an ice machine for you to cool yourself down. On the 2nd floor, you could sit in a sauna or swim in the outdoor pool and have views over Bad Wilbad and the funicular railway trams making their way slowly up and down the autumnal hill opposite.

    This isn't normally the sort of thing we are drawn to do but one of the aims of our travels is to experience things we wouldn't have otherwise and at €21.50 each for 4 hours it was accessible and something we won't forget. We even got into spirit of indulgence and had had a glass of prosecco whilst lying back on wicker loungers in the opulent 'Moorish Hall' lit by around 100 square metres of stained glass ceiling.

    We stayed the night about 70km away in Nurtingen.

    (The photos of inside the baths are from leaflets and a poster).
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  • Day107

    Nurtingen and the van service

    October 11, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Nurtingen is a handy stopover 15 minutes away from the garage. It costs €5 a night but we used a voucher giving us 2 nights for the price of 1.

    For about a month now there has been roadside pumpkin stalls with honesty boxes. We've been meaning to buy one to make soup but many have been difficult to stop at for the van so we were happy to find one that was easy to pull in at along the way!

    Will had booked the van service via email and one of the receptionists spoke good English which made things a lot easier. We'd been asked to get the van there by 8am and be prepared to leave it until 5pm. They'd offered us a hire car at a good rate but unfortunately they didn't allow dogs so that was a no no. However, we were able to stay in the van until they took it in at 9:30am, then took Poppy and her rug into the comfortable waiting area where she made herself at home. The service was completed and the van taken on a test drive by noon. There was a hefty bill but we did get:
    a) Peace of mind that the engine would be in the best condition for tackling the Austrian Alps
    b) A 'free' tin of sausage! (Don't ask whether this is the German equivalent of mints because we are still trying to work it out!)

    We chilled out at Nurtingen for the rest of the day with Vicky giving the van a good clean and Will taking a saunter in to the town.
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  • Day2

    Toppels verdrehte Welt

    April 16 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Das Areal, auf dem sich die Erwin Hymer World befindet, ist mega groß und vielseitig. Es gibt dort auch noch die Wertheim-Village (Outlet-Center), einen Pralinen „Ab-Werk-Verkauf“ und Toppels verdrehte Welt.

    Das Outlet haben wir uns geschenkt. Den Pralinen-Verkauf haben wir dann doch minimal gesponsert, aber unser nächstes Ziel war Toppels wunderbar verdrehte Welt. Einfach toll!!!

    Es handelt sich dabei um das Haus der Familie Toppels. Eines Nachts, bei einem Gewitter, träumte die vierköpfige Familie von einer lustigen, verrückten Welt in der alles anders ist und als der Blitz in das Haus einschlug, wurde der Wunsch zur Realität und ihr Haus stand plötzlich Kopf...
    Hört sich lustig an und das ist es auch. Selbst das Auto im Carport steht kopfüber.

    Eine lustige Idee und einen Besuch auf jeden Fall wert, wenn man mal gerade in der Nähe ist...

    Natürlich hat Familie Toppels auch einen tollen Kinderspielplatz vor der Haustüre, den hat der Blitz jedoch verschont - die Jungs jedoch nicht 😂🙈
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  • Day2

    Erwin Hymer World

    April 16 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Auf unserem „vermeintlichen“ Weg Richtung Luxemburg, führte uns der Weg auf der A3 an Wertheim vorbei. Direkt neben der Autobahn entdeckten wir riesengroß die Erwin Hymer World. Neugierig geworden, nahmen wir die nächste Abfahrt und fuhren zurück. Bei 6 Wochen Roadtrip ist es ja fast egal, ob wir einen weiteren Zwischenstopp einlegen.

    Und der Zwischenstopp war so genial...
    Die Erwin Hymer World ist ein Traum für jeden Wohnmobilfan. Alles was Rang und Namen hat ist vertreten. Knapp mehr als 200 Neufahrzeuge in einer hypermodernen Verkaufshalle mit 28.000m2. Ein gigantischer Gebrauchtwagenplatz. Riesen Campingworld mit Allem was das Campingherz begehrt. Werkstatt und Vermietung dürfen dort natürlich auch nicht fehlen. Und sicher 60 gratis Stellplätze mit Strom, Wasser usw. Für die Kinder ein kleiner Spielbereich Drinnen und ein Riesen Spielplatz Draußen.

    Unverhofft kommt oft und in diesem Falle 👍👏🤗😊
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  • Day52

    Bad Mergentheim Wildpark (II)

    October 17, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    And a few more photos of the awesome animals.

    Kate has overworked the European Tooth Fairy since she has been here. She has lost three teeth in the last few weeks, so quite possibly can now be included in the rabbit display in lieu of Bugs Bunny.

  • Day56

    Bad Wildbad

    June 5, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 68 °F

    Last day in the forest. Have loved it here. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for peace and quiet yet close enough to towns and cities. Landhaus Gruden - Sommerberg/Ba Wildbad. I booked through Home Away/VRBO but they told me it might have been a bit less to book on Booking.com. You pretty much do need a car but you could take the train to most places. But it is easy to drive here, the roads are good and wide enough. (unlike Italy)
    dWent for my last walk in the forest this AM. The area around here is pretty familiar by now so found some of my favorite spots and sat for awhile. Went to "town" for a quick salad lunch and then to the spa/baths. Palais Thermal - there are 2 large spas in town, my host said this was the best so that's where I went. The place was really beautiful. They have kept the Roman bath decor on the lower floor but the upper floors are very modern and amazing. I do not know how many pools they have - they were all over and I am not sure I found everything. They do have 9 saunas - both indoor and outdoor. All at different temperatures. They were all large - about 4-5 levels. The place was not at all crowded so had the 2 saunas I tried to my self. But the best spot to me was the upper Panoramic deck on the top - outside. Spectacular views of the forest on the top of the mountain and the funicular going up the mountain. The pool is an infinity pool on all side. Really something special. And it was also funny. I had read in one of the brochures that "garment-free" sunbathing is allowed on the top deck until evening so I was not sure what to expect. Much to my surprise for some time I found myself to be the only one wearing a bathing suit !! Whoever said Germans are a "staid" race needs to spend an afternoon here !! Life is full of new experiences.

    Dinner locally - Auerbahn - good trout and a lovely outdoor dining area.

    Miles: 5.9
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  • Day52

    Bad Mergentheim Wildpark (I)

    October 17, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    To provide some relief from the "looking at medieval towns" for the kids, we went to a wildlife park which is only about 30 minutes down the road. It was great to see European animals in a wildlife park which was similar in style to the Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo, except that the animals were a lot closer and it wasn't as big.

    We arrived in time to follow a feeding tour, which was great for a couple of reasons... a) as we started out, there were only about 20 people on the tour, and b) the animals were out and about! The downside... it was all spoken in German, so we just had to follow the crowd when they moved on.

    We saw a number of mountain goats with various horn arrangements, and varying states of hairiness, deer, owls, otters, brown bears (AMAZING), lynx, vultures (AMAZING), a pack of 30 or so wolves (AMAZING), wild boar, raccoons and ferrets, and wildcats. The beavers were in hiding, so we missed out on seeing them.

    You were able to walk through the bird enclosures, so we were really close to the birds. The feeding of the vultures was incredible. The birds fly across the enclosure to attack the meat that is being thrown out, to the point where I had to duck as the vulture flew overhead. I had no idea how big they were.

    There were two brown bears who were being fed apples. They had this amazing way of scooping them out of the pond or rock crevice the apple had landed in, and then balanced the apple on the back of their paw like a dinner table and then ate the apple off that.

    The wolves too were incredible. One or two heads popped over the ridge whilst the feeder was introducing them. She then walked through the centre of the flat enclosure area dropping meat out of the bucket, and within seconds the entire pack had materialised as if from nowhere. It was quite magical.

    The kids got to go into the enclosure to feed the goats and we were also able to feed the deer, until the buck decided feeding time was over and chased them all away!

    I am not sure if it was the opportunity to see new animals that I haven't seen before, but certainly the closeness to the animals combined with the lack of people, but I would go so far as to say that this was the best zoo we have ever been to!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart, 슈투트가르트 현, Distretto governativo di Stoccarda, District de Stuttgart, Distriktaro Stuttgart, Estugarda, Regierungsbezierk Stuttgart, Región Administrativa de Stuttgart, Regionen Stuttgart, Rejencja Stuttgart, Rexión de Stuttgart, Stocarda, Stuttgardi ringkond, Stuttgart, Stuttgartin hallintopiiri, Vládní obvod Stuttgart, Административный округ Штутгарт, Штутгарт, 斯图加特行政区, シュトゥットガルト行政管区

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