Stuttgart, Germany

Pumpkin festival at Ludwigsburg -- pumpkin boat race

TV coverage of the event

 

Ludwigsburg Palace built beginning 1704, as residence of Duke Eberhard Ludwig of Wurtemburg. The duke emulated the Versailles palace.

Official web site: http://www.schloss-ludwigsburg.de/

Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwigsburg_Palace

 

A couple getting married at the palace

 

 

Downtown Stuttgart

The New Castle, built 1746-1807, palace in Baroque style. Heavily damaged in World War II bombing. Restored 1958-1964 with a modernized interior that houses the ministries of Culture and the Treasury for the government of Baden-W├╝rttemberg. (See Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Palace_(Stuttgart) )

 

Our friend Ruth

 

Mercury Pillar (1598)

 

Statue of Schiller


 

MarkrtBrunnen (Market) Fountain

 

An upscale shopping center

 

to next stop, Wieskirche and Neueschwanstein Castle

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