28 April 2012

Gallivanting in Germany: Weil der Stadt

Weil der Stadt is a small town near Stuttgart. It is about 30 kilometers west of Stuttgart, and has about 19,000 inhabitants. One can reach it by taking the S6 all the way to the end, which is what I did one day. One can see a small town, seemingly taken as is from a fairy tale.

Upon getting off the train, I didn't know where to go, so I just followed where the people were walking to, and then I saw the tallest building in town, which was none other than the church. The pictures above showcase the center of worship in this town.

This town happens to be the birthplace of the astronomer Johannes Kepler. The house where he was born is now a small museum. There are also monuments around the plaza commemmorating his contributions to science.

As you can see, the architectural design here is similar to the other places I have seen so far in Germany: half-timbered buildings, and it definitely looks like they do pay attention to appearance here. I also found the old city gate.

I told you this town is bizarre, to some degree. I found these weird sculptures all over the town. They look very weird.

So there, those are just some additional photos from my stroll. I spent about an hour or two walking around the town. The town center is small, and there was definitely a lot of foot traffic. This is one of those places that would feel nice just strolling around it, discovering little shops and restaurants, walking on cobblestones.


  1. Funky photo effects. I think that's what the eastern part of France looks like too.

  2. Zhu,

    Thanks! Ah, Strasbourg, if I had more time, I would have taken the TGV and crossed the border, increasing my country count. But no, I'll save that for another day.