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Swiss Family Summer Trip w/ a side of Stuttgart and N. Italy - HELP

Swiss Family Summer Trip w/ a side of Stuttgart and N. Italy - HELP

Jan 16th, 2013, 05:37 PM
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All good advice. Good luck deciding.

If you're going to take to Porsche tours, go to the Merecedes Benz Museum. That building is a work of wonder.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 08:32 AM
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Stuttgart has some other stellar sights as well - like the Modern Art Museum right by the main train station and the Bauhaus group of buildings - one of the original Bauhaus residential areas i think on the northeastern part of town - built in the 20s as inexpensive workers houses they feature the clear modernistic lines that the Bauhaus so novel to Bauhaus architecture - though modified and made rather upscale when I was their it is still a major thing to see, given its role in architectural history.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 11:13 AM
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Just south of Stuttgart is Tuebingen, a really neat cute university town - consider that smaller more romantic town as a base for Stuttgart - frequent short train ride from there.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 11:24 AM
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PalenQ, Then there is the Staatsgalerie. A great collection housed in a beautiful building.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 03:25 PM
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Lsky - that may have been the art museum I was thinking of and incorrectly labeled! But yeh Stuttgart itself has something to offer besides car-plant tours in it suburb.
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Jan 18th, 2013, 07:03 AM
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If you're going to take to Porsche tours, go to the Merecedes Benz Museum. That building is a work of wonder.>

curious are these two places near each other?

thanks in advance - planning on doing the Porsche tours sometime - what components are there there?
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Jan 20th, 2013, 08:46 AM
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PalenQ, the two museums are a short train ride from each other. The Porsche Museum is great for Porsche lovers but I do not think it would be as interesting as the Mercedes Museum to those just mildly interested in cars. The Porsche Museum is dedicated to just Porsche's with a few early VW's thrown in. The Mercedes Museum encompasses the history of the auto with an emphasis on Mercedes.

The Porsche factory tour is awesome but hard to secure a spot on. If you own a Porsche you can supply the VIN number and greatly enhance your chances of getting on a tour. I am not a big car person like my husband, but have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the almost 8 hours we spent there. Without a personal connection to the car I am not so sure it would have been as much fun.
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