How do I start this? It’s been so long and I say this everytime, because it’s been so long every. Single. Time. But. I’m back, for real now (lol) and I FINALLY want to talk about my time in Germany.
A year ago I went on an adventure to Stuttgart, Germany. A friend and I went as exchange students for the winter semester. I was really excited. Not that I need to give reasons for that but here are 3 reasons:
- I LOVE Germany. My favourite band is German and I devoted a few of my teenage years to watching German shows and interviews and following them to the country for concerts. When I was 16 I even voluntarily chose to spend two weeks in Munich to study the language with EF. So yeah, quite the fan.
- I am not the best student and studying is not my best asset. And we all know that as an exchange student you get a lot of free passes. The level of education is also quite high in Belgium and you can get your BA within three years instead of four as in most European countries. This means that our semesters are crammed with courses. In Germany this really wasn’t the case, they spend way more time on a course and didn’t have a lot of classes. (I made my curriculum even simpler by playing around with the ECTS credit.. not being good at studying doesn’t mean being stupid..)
- I dated somebody in my class in year 1 and we broke up between year 2 and 3. Really risky exactly because of that reason. Fun side note: one of the reasons why we broke up was me doing this exchange program. So I guess you really reap what you sow. And I sowed more than I intended to reap ;)
So with the unnecessary
but juicy reasons out of the way, let me show you the city.
This makes me want to cut off my hair again somebody stop me.
I absolutely loved this museum. I love museums like this, or museums in general ever since moving to Dubai (plottwist).
Mercedes Benz Museum
(This is not really a showcase of the museum but my different poses in the museum)
Cannstatter Wasen is quite the experience and it’s way better than Oktoberfest. Yes I said it.
The most amazing library in the world.
The best spot for the most amazing sunsets.
To be fair, I find this tower to be a little overrated. But if you’re not going in the weekends or on a public holiday, it is very nice!
Esslingen is still covered with the public transport student card so a daytrip to Esslingen it is! It is really nice there though and I really miss those autumn colours nowadays.
Pumpkin Festival at Ludwigsburg
PUMPKIN OVERLOAD. But that’s Ludwigsburg in autumn.
As you can see, the day we visited Hohenzollern it was so cold and raining so much I hated the place. The Christmas market on the castle itself was quite boring, but the view of the castle is nice and mysterious. Because of the mist. Because WINTER.
And last but not least, Bad Urach is the perfect hiking destination. What lovely colours and that view! I’ve started to really miss my time there.
Hopefully I’ve inspired you to make a trip to Stuttgart!