This morning we took advantage of the big breakfast and late checkout provided, catching up with photos and blogs. We really enjoyed our stay at the Ibis Styles in Tübingen. It’s a relatively new hotel and they’ve done a great job with their menus and all the staff were just fantastic.
Our destination today was Stuttgart, however we’d heard about a Chocolate Museum in Waldenbuch – Ritter Sport. This chocolate company was established in 1912 and still remains as a family business, with net annual income noted as 482 million euros in 2017!
We were chased to Waldenbuch by a loud thunder and electrical storm which hit just as we pulled into the carpark. What a shame to be trapped at a chocolate factory until the worst of it had passed over!
After learning the German words for all the different chocolate, we made our way to Esslingen. With no real plan we enjoyed the short walk into the Marktplatz. The photos below show the Münster St. Paul on the right and Stadtkirche St. Dionys to the left.
Stadtkirche St. Dionys
Some other interesting photos we took in the back streets walking back to the car.
Agnesbrücke and Schelztorturm
Whilst we dodged the storm in Esslingen unfortunately it caught up with us in Stuttgart. We did as much sightseeing as we could and then when the rain became too heavy we took refuge in a restaurant (Alte Kanzlei) and watched the storm whilst we had some dinner.
Schlossplatz and the New Palace
We walked down the major shopping district on Königstraße until we reached the Stiftskirche.
As we left the restaurant we managed to get a few photos of the Altes Schloss.
We then made our way to the UBahn at Charlottenplatz via the Flea Market at Karlsplatz.