In order to more rapidly overcome the inevitable jet lag, I am conducting a walking tour around downtown Stuttgart. I also wanted to point out the spectacular display and sale of foods from all over the world. It’s a “must see.” Stuttgart, yes, is the automotive capital of Germany – but it looks nothing like Detroit.
One of the focal points is the Schlossplatz (castle square). People sit there have their lunch, communicate, perhaps just enjoy the warm fall weather. Stuttgart is a delight, and you feel right at home.
Everybody has arrived safely. At 18:15 we are meeting in the lobby and are doing the 10-minute walk from the hotel down to the Schlossplatz and the famous Carls Brauhaus. No, it’s not Michelin Star Cuisine but it’s a relaxing, comfortable and quaint place packed with locals. I’m not saying that they serve appropriate quantities of beer – I’m just saying that the beer is fabulous and they know what they are doing.