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  • sagbucks
    london21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a truly world class museum and deserves about 3 hours of your time. Of course it is about the story of one of the most iconic German brands. But also so much more. There is much visual and audio material devoted to the historical context of Mercedes Benz. As you walk through the museum you are reminded of contemporary events happening both within Germany, Europe and indeed worldwide. You are led on a multi faceted trip down memory lane. The vehicle collection through the brand’s evolution is truly impressive as is the architecture of the museum itself. There is a small self service cafe on site and a larger restaurant that is open until 4 p.m.

    Getting there by public transport is not so easy. The museum access instructions are poor and confusing. The nearest U Bahn station is only Neckar Park Stadium when the U11 is running. And it only runs when there is a big event happening. This was not clear from the official instructions. Otherwise the nearest stop is Mercedes Strasse and you then walk for 30 mins or so to the museum. Another option is to pick up the Sightseeing Tour Bus, using it to see the city and access the museum at the same time.
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • Kenpasha
    Bellingham, WA768 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'm sure there are other great places and restaurants in Stuttgart, but we took a detour just to visit this museum. This establishment is essentially a big warehouse--but in a super-modern setting and arrangement of course--where the afficianados and devotees of the Porsche marque can view the various autos and sports cars of the company through the decades. And for those of us who are not internal combustion experts, there are plenty of attendants standing around ready to explain the features of this or that model.
    Dr. Porsche and his company had such an effect on racing, the history of automobiles, and auto technology, that it's hard to know where to start here in talking about these cars. It is very rewarding not only to see examples of the early and later models, but also to read about the specifications of each. Many of us would also like to take the factory tour (but I haven't done so yet).
    Porsche is an interesting company not only for their success in racing, but also for their inventiveness and daring. I need hardly talk about their rear-engine 911, which is still made and enjoyed today. Dr. Porsche also invented what we know as the "VW bug," gave the 928 its "soft" bumpers (the "no bumpers" look), which are all over the place in the industry today, and so on. Dr. Porsche said once of his cars, "Mine are the only autos you can drive through the Amazon, use to pick up your groceries, or take to the opera." Meaning they were hardy, practical, and at the same time beautiful. It's still true. And a used one in North America (depending on which model) is not prohibitively expensive, either.
    My complements to the company and engineers.
    Enjoy!
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • Anshu T
    London, UK24 contributions
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    Wow, what a great show - and I don't speak German!

    It was indeed a great show this evening! Here goes my five-star review...

    Intimate close up magic is done right in front of your eyes in a lovely venue, with excellent stage lighting, an amazing ever-changing backdrop with tremendous detail and high-definition colour, brilliantly chosen accompanying music and sound effects, and most of all: excellent interaction with the audience giving the entire evening a truly close and enjoyable family feel from a wonderful supporting cast as well as the main man himself.

    Mr Thorsten Strottman is a brilliant stage magician who has perfectly crafted his art over the last three decades and he really does have a vast array of skills and techniques. He mixes wonderful storytelling with anecdotes from his passion and education in magic, along with playful and witty humour - and isn't shy of picking on audience members throughout the performance.

    As for the magic acts; the first half alone contained eleven different tricks. After a warm up involving rubber bands and handkerchiefs, we moved on to the famous ball and cups trick, and then solving the Rubix cube one handed whilst out of sight. Thereafter came the main events of the ever popular interlocking rings, disappearing coins, some strange socks (all will be revealed), and of course no magic show is complete without the customary card tricks - but a close up camera puts it all on the big screen for you to follow along. After a break of about 20 minutes, the show continued into the second half where things became bolder, bigger, and brighter. There is also the grand finale which I will not explain here, it's good to leave some suspense too... :-)

    Regarding the language difficulty - it does not matter at all! As long as you are following the performance, that is the key. I remembered German words from school 25 years ago and that helped, but I would say I missed out on 10% of the show at most as it really does not matter.

    I highly recommend visiting this show when you have time in Stuttgart - I came alone (and have experience of watching many magic shows), but it is without doubt a better experience as part of a group e.g. birthdays or an evening out.

    The bar serves a full range of alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, and afterwards I took a short 10 minute walk to the Bottroper Strasse U-bahn (U12 line) stop and was at the main central station in less than 15 minutes.

    Hope you liked the review - I enjoyed writing it! :-)
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • Rob T
    23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this zoo on a rainy day. There are a lot of indoor habitats and areas to visit. The zoo is very green and it is clear that the botanical garden part of the zoo has equal or maybe even more attention in this park than the animals. We have visited multiple zoos in Germany, and it can be a hit or miss in our experience. While this zoo isn't as good as some others, you can clearly see the investments made everywhere to improve. Will go back in a couple of years to see if this improvement makes it perfect.
    Written 27 May 2024
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia33,918 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you do not see the square in reality, then you can imagine a square with a castle in the middle like Vincennes or the Bastille demolished by the sans-Culottes. Something like this probably happened before. At least there was a military platz, but that's in the distant past. The castle in the center that gave the square its name is baroque with elements of classicism and looks more like a palace, and the square can be called more like a Palace Square as in St. Petersburg. Fortunately, the grateful liberals of Stuttgart put the corresponding column in honor of King William, who granted them a bicameral parliament. Very nice fountains. In one of them the figures are original, and in the second the sculptures were stolen in 1945 in the confusion of the Franco-American occupation. If you look at the New Castle, then the art building of the Württemberg Art Association adjoins it on the left. Next to it is the Queen Olga building, favored by the Dresdner Bank. To the right of the new castle will be the Old Castle, next to which is a memorial to Colonel Klaus Stauffenberg, the organizer of the assassination attempt on Hitler in July 1944. Klaus' father held a high position at the court of Wilhelm II, the last king of Württemberg. Behind the back there are two buildings of the Konigsbau, built in the style of late classicism in 1855-1859. Behind the right is a partially transparent glass cube of the Art Museum, built on the site of the Crown Prince's palace destroyed during the 1944 air raid.
    Written 4 November 2023
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  • jpcheshire1615
    Wilmslow, UK502 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had less than two hours to spend in the Nationalgalerie which was nowhere near enough to see more than a fraction of what was available. We looked at some of the nineteenth and twentieth century art. Many of the big names of the are represented - paintings by Friedrich, Carus, Monet, Gauguin, Picasso, Braque, Leger and many more grabbed my attention. If only we had had more time! We will go back when we are next in Stuttgart.

    At the moment a lot of building work is being done around the main railway station in Stuttgart. Signs that appear to be directing you straight from the station to the Staatsgalerie are in fact taking you to the Staatsgalerie U-Bahn station from where the way to the gallery was not clear. The work is due to be completed in the next few months, I think.

    One oddity of the museum is that visitors are not allowed to take any bags into the galleries, including ladies' handbags. There is a free cloakroom, though.
    Written 1 January 2024
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  • Rob T
    23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great building to visit when the weather isn't great. You can spend a lot of time here. Not only is the building very impressive, but it also has a great collection of books in English, etc.
    Written 27 May 2024
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  • Merrowmum
    Guildford, UK1,320 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I were surprised to discover that the world’s first TV tower was built in Stuttgart. It’s a pleasant U-bahn trip from the centre of the city and then a flat 5-10 minute walk through woods to reach the tower.
    The views from the viewing platform, even on a slightly cloudy December day, were gorgeous - we could still see quite some way in all directions. We liked the information panels telling you where other cities both in Germany and elsewhere were on the higher level.
    Written 20 December 2023
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  • Mark B
    Krommenie, The Netherlands89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Killesberg is a great park and provides a wide variety of entertainment with al lot of bars/restos. They have a great tower from where you have a beautiful view on the park and Stuttgart. You can walk and also play. There are even flamingos. A recommended place to go to.
    Written 23 June 2023
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  • Hans-Hungrig
    Stockport, UK158 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This stretches from the main station for half a mile through Stuttgart centre. It's framed by department stores, cafes and restaurants and runs through the Schlossplatz, a large open space extending onto the "Neue Schloss" the previous residency of the King and royalty of Baden-Württemberg.
    This part is a picturesque square framed by colonnaded buildings where food and other festivals, including the awesome Christmas Market and the Weindorf are held through the year.
    Gorgeous in summer for shopping, chilling, local food, beer and proper German wine.
    Written 12 November 2023
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  • Escape21441100608
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful exhibits about the archeological history of Germany - especially focusing on the Kelts, but also the Romans. Super nice cafeteria both inside the museum and in the courtyard of the Old Castle (really a palace, not a castle), which is where the museum is located.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Alpesh
    Colchester, UK35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the Christmas market on a Sunday afternoon, The market is massive so be prepared to walk! Lots to see, rides for the kids, decorated stalls, moving characters, lots for Gluehwein (mulled wine) of different sorts to keep you warm. Go there with an empty stomach as you will surely want to try all the different food! Lovely light displays on the main square too. Definitely added to the Christmas spirit!
    Written 29 December 2023
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