Pumpkin Festival 2020 Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart

A Fairytale World of Pumpkins north of Stuttgart

The Pumpkin festival in Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart is every year at the end of August at the Ludwigsburg Castle Gardens. It has a display of 450,000 pumpkins that are artistically designed into sculptures. In 2019, the theme of the pumpkin exhibition was „Fabulous Fairytale of the World“ A couple years ago, in September 2019, I was fortunate to see the Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival north of … Continue reading A Fairytale World of Pumpkins north of Stuttgart

Blautopf, Blaubeuren Baden Württemberg

The Blautopf, “The Beautiful Lau”

On my route to Tübingen, I stopped in Ulm. There I met a man passing me on the sidewalk while I was strolling down to the Fischer Quarters. I asked him for the direction and we started talking about where he was from, the town Blaubeuren. He was telling me about the “Blautopf” in his hometown that has a deep blue color, which is best seen in good weather periods. It is a feature of the Karst Spring and one of the largest of its kind in Germany, 21 meters deep. Continue reading The Blautopf, “The Beautiful Lau”