Sunday, March 21, 2010

Lange Nacht der Museen

Last night we had a Night at the Museums!
Together with our fun friends, Hans and Gena, we visited 4 different museums in downtown Stuttgart, during the museum "open house" at night event called "Lange Nacht der Museen."
It was a beautiful night, Spring is definitely here! Yay!
We started off at the Modern Museum of Art in Schlossplatz (referred to as "The Cube" here for obvious reasons), then visited the Bunker under Dem Marktplatz, which is only open once a year, during this event.
It was so cool to go underground in the heart of the beautiful downtown; underneath the cobblestoned streets and underneath one of the most walked on parts of Stuttgart- the Marktplatz.
The Bunker was built during WWII to shelter up to 3000 Stuttgarters from the bombings during the war.
After the war, the bunker was converted into a hotel (with no windows- great location, not so good view) and was used as a hotel for 40 years!! We then headed to the gorgeous, old "Landesmuseum Wuerttemberg" which I pass every day on my way to school.
 It is such a pretty building, inside and out.
We got to check out some beautiful crown jewels and memorabilia from times past.

I would definitely like to go back to that museum to explore in more detail.
We then grabbed a gelato (I L.O.V.E. G.E.L.A.T.O- thank you, Gena!) on our way to the Staatsgalerie of Baden Wuerttemberg, and saw some original pieces by Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse, Dali and countless others. It was amazing to see the "original" famous paintings and sculptures up close and personal. We could of visited many more museums, but we were honestly pooped by midnight, so we headed back home! It was definitely a fun way to get a taste of the different museums in Stuttgart, and to spend a great night with friends. What a night!


Gena said...

What a beautiful and fun night. So happy that the weather cooperated. We'll have to make a date to explore some more sights of Stuttgart real soon. Thanks for inviting us to join you and Zev. Besos, Gena and Hans

Lindsey said...

Looked like a great time! I love gelato, too!

Susann said...

Your hair, your hair .... did you cut it short?