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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 04:53 pm
What else must we see that is missing from this list?

Ludwigsburg Residential Palace and Bluhendes Barock

Heidelburg Palace

Wilhelma Zoological-Botanical Gardens

Weikersheim Palace

Solitude Palace

Sepulchral Chapel on Wurttemburg Mtn

Rosenstein Palace Museum of Natural History

Old Palace Stuttgart. Wurttemburg Landesmuseum

Bodensee

Barenhohle

Sinsheim

Rothenburg

Strasbourg


We'll be travelling w/3 elementary school children, 1 baby + 1 teenager... Any thoughts on sites interesting to a variety of ages?
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Thomas
 
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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 11:53 pm
It's a pretty good list already. One of my favorites is the Museum Hauff, arguably the leading museum for dinosaur fossiles.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 01:16 am
Re: Headed to Stuttgart area in 2 weeks!
princesspupule wrote:

We'll be travelling w/3 elementary school children, 1 baby + 1 teenager... Any thoughts on sites interesting to a variety of ages?


Perhaps Europe Park Rust and the Black Forest Open Air Museum could be interesting ... not only for the children :wink:
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princesspupule
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 01:41 am
Thomas wrote:
It's a pretty good list already. One of my favorites is the Museum Hauff, arguably the leading museum for dinosaur fossiles.


Where is this museum? It sounds intriguing...
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princesspupule
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 01:47 am
Re: Headed to Stuttgart area in 2 weeks!
Walter Hinteler wrote:
princesspupule wrote:

We'll be travelling w/3 elementary school children, 1 baby + 1 teenager... Any thoughts on sites interesting to a variety of ages?


Perhaps Europe Park Rust and the Black Forest Open Air Museum could be interesting ... not only for the children :wink:


Vogtsbauernhof is now on our list!!! We have a boy turning 7 in our party so will spend his birthday there, even though we aren't going to have an actual party there... they certainly sound friendly! SO has never been there, but has heard of it, so thanks for the suggestion!!! (We're not so hot on roller coasters...)
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 05:16 am
princesspupule wrote:

Where is this museum? It sounds intriguing...


Hauff Museum of the Prehistoric World

http://www.urweltmuseum.de/images/visit/Anfahrtskizze.jpg
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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 05:33 am
It's about 30 miles east of Stuttgart, just a few miles off the A8. Here's the website (which I meant to post in the first place but didn't.)

http://www.urweltmuseum.de/Englisch/Frameseite_eng.htm

Not sensationalist in the way "Jurassic Park" is; but I love the fossils.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 06:08 am
Thomas wrote:
Here's the website (which I meant to post in the first place but didn't.)

http://www.urweltmuseum.de/Englisch/Frameseite_eng.htm


Doesn't differ a lot from mine, though :wink:
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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 06:17 am
Walter Hinteler wrote:
Thomas wrote:
Here's the website (which I meant to post in the first place but didn't.)

http://www.urweltmuseum.de/Englisch/Frameseite_eng.htm


Doesn't differ a lot from mine, though :wink:

It doesn't, does it? I started writing before you posted and then got interrupted. Now the princess knows even better where she can find it.
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princesspupule
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 12:01 pm
It's added to our list! We are all so excited about our trip! S/O goes back every other year to visit his mother, but it'll be my first international trip... He told me just last night that we will also make a day trip to Bautzen to visit an aged aunt, so we were looking at things to do in Dresden, and wouldn't you know it? "Macbeth," will be playing there and we both love opera- especially Verdi! But w/5 children who don't love opera, going to the performance will be impossible... I'll have to settle for walking around it and looking at the playbill, sigh...
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 12:16 pm
I think, 'macbeth' was something in the "film academy" there two days ago ... June schedule :wink:

Perhaps, however, you can manage to visit the opera inside (that's really great, even for non-opera people like me!) --- or the Frauenkirche?

And while in Bautzen, there's a lot to see as well!
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princesspupule
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 12:35 pm
Walter Hinteler wrote:
I think, 'macbeth' was something in the "film academy" there two days ago ... June schedule :wink:

Perhaps, however, you can manage to visit the opera inside (that's really great, even for non-opera people like me!) --- or the Frauenkirche?

And while in Bautzen, there's a lot to see as well!


whew, so I'm not missing 'Macbeth,'rather 'Falstaff.' Obviously my german is nicht sehr gut. Embarrassed Can't wait to practice what little I have... How far will "Wie heisst das?" and "Prost!" get me?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 12:38 pm
A couple of drinks long ... depending how many unknown stuff they serve you. Laughing
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princesspupule
 
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Reply Wed 31 May, 2006 12:40 pm
Walter Hinteler wrote:
A couple of drinks long ... depending how many unknown stuff they serve you. Laughing
Laughing
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princesspupule
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jul, 2006 12:20 pm
The trip is over and done and we all have recovered from jetlag, so wanted to thank you guys, Walter and Thomas, for your input... We didn't make it to everything even on my list, so, of course, that leaves the planning and possibility of seeing them all next time...
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jul, 2006 12:54 pm
princesspupule wrote:
We didn't make it to everything even on my list, ...


Bad, bad - there are bus tours, which do Europe in four days Laughing

Well, seriously, I hope you had a nice time and opportunities to see enough ... to get an idea of what Germany looks like :wink:
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princesspupule
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jul, 2006 03:05 am
We did. We stayed mainly in Weil de Stadt in a 90 year old house owned by some friends, but also camped in Italy from the Alps to the Adriatic. We watched a lot of Fussball on tv, and avoided Stuttgart when the games were playing at the arena... except for one Monday when we saw the new Daimler-Benz Museum... but we left a few hours before the game... We saw at least a dozen castles (one by a lake near Stuttgart is about the size of a shed, btw!) and a monastery built 1000 years ago... I fell in love w/Ulm and Tubigen... Every other day I'd say we stopped at a bier garten and I grew to love wheat bier, very thirst quenching during that heat wave happeneing during our month's stay (exceptions only were a hail storm and 2 other unexpected showers; the rest of the trip felt like it was in the 90s...) Plenty of nice vineyards, too. I think the word I will look for on bottles in Germany is Trollinger, and in Italy, the grape (same?) is called grauvernatsch. That grauvernatsch grape wine from SudTyrol is worth the cost of another trip, imnsho...
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jul, 2006 05:37 am
Thanks for your report, and fine that you obviously liked your trip.

Right, Gravermasch (ital.: Schiava Grigia) is Trollinger.
Trollinger is in Baden-W├╝rttemberg the epitome of a "viertele" (quarter of a liter vine).
The abbey could have been Maulbronn ...
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