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.

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Wikipedia article:


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: )


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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