The Weekend Begins
As the weekend begins, so does my opportunity to explore to Stuttgart, Germany and Europe. To be really honest, I actually don’t have a plan for this week. It will start by sleeping in. From there, we’ll see what happens next.
Dinner today was again in Stuttgart, followed by some beers and drinks at a nearby bar. For dinner, we (Mercedes-Benz co-workers) went to Braureigatstätte Dinkelacker close to Marienplatz. A family brewery, the food was traditional, homestyle German, which definitely hits the spot. The beer was smooth and ever so slightly sweet, and went well with the food dishes. It was Round 2 of Lensil mit Spätzle und Saitenwurst (translation: Swabian lentils with German noodles and string sausage). Hilariously, our waiter convinced us that the super secret dessert was a surprise. Turns out, it was just the 3 main dessert options served all together on one plate. It ended up being alright, because Apfelstrudel goes well with Salted Caramel Ice-cream and Chocolate Mousse.
After dinner, we walked across the street to Galerie Kernweine Gmbh, a bar + art gallery combination. The gallery was only so big, so we quickly saw all the art and clustered around a table to talk. I couldn't explain the theme of the gallery to you, but it felt like the photography was attempting to capture what seemed like the 90s, masked by the 2020s.
We discussed topics ranging from ESG policy development, to sustainable innovation, to the importance of establishing trust not just in business but between individuals, to Roland Emmerich. My conversations have been very thought-provoking recently, which I appreciate. It spices up the normal day-to-day. The bar + gallery was filled with lots of people, with an average age of approx. 21. Stuttgart has a major university (University of Stuttgart), so in addition to being a massive industrial city, it's also a university city. I think the mix is so fascinating, especially for a medium-sized city like Stuttgart.
I look forward to moving into the area to try out more restaurants and bars.
Frieden und Liebe ❤️ (translation: peace and love)