Tubingen. This is everything and more that I thought Germany would be. It was a 45-minute bus ride from the Stuttgart airport. My friend is a German major and living there the entire school year and was a great host. I was there for a day in between Berlin and Munich and then there for a half a day after Munich before flying back to London. We didn’t really do much but walk around and that was more than enough.
A GLOBE STORE
Some traditional German food.
Spaghetti ice cream!!!
We went back to my friend’s apartment but on the way bought a bunch of cheap German beers from the grocery store for our own authentic German beer tasting.
For dinner we walked over to this farm about 10 minutes away to get some sides for our Schweine Schnitzel. At first when we rolled up I was a little sketched out about the whole situation… it looked like the Chain Saw Massacre plantation in the middle of a small German town.
Once we got closer and my eyes adjusted the place was actually quite cute. There were tons of cats and farm life. They had a store but also a 24 hour vending machine outside of it. Meat, cheese, all of it!
Like c’mon… they even dyed them. So cute.
Side notes: that was the best goat cheese I have ever had. I’m not kidding, we went back the next day because I had to get more of this wonderful smoothy gem. Also, the items did not drop. There was a bar that came out so the eggs would be fine when they were brought to you.
Not only could you buy all your farm food needs through vending machines in Germany but you could also return your glass bottles back like a vending machine. But, instead you were putting in your bottles to get back money (reverse vending machine). I actually found this so incredibly amazing… I don’t know why more places don’t invest in such things. The recycling rate in Germany has to be higher than any other country that I’ve visited anyway.
That was all of our adventures on the first day I was there. The second time was a half day before my flight back to London. We just hung out and walked back through the town and down to the bridge with that original picturesque river side house before I had to leave the charming place.