Stuttgart

Once you arrive in Germany, it’s easy to be swept up in planning your travel adventures. Glamorous cities such as Berlin and Munich often beckon. However, sometimes the real gems are hidden right in front of you, within a day-trip distance.
Now that winter is leaving us, it’s time to get off the couch, put the remote down and enjoy the sun, warmer weather and all the things the much-welcomed spring season has to offer. Here are 10 reasons to come out of hibernation and embrace spring in Germany.
 
For Stuttgart residents who enjoy museums but like to party too, there’s a fun event this Saturday which involves after-hours admittance to 80+ museums in and around Stuttgart, hands-on activities, bands, special exhibitions, private tours, and more!
Looking for ways to celebrate yourself or the women in your life today? Here are just a few ways to do so in Germany:
Random acts of kindness
I don’t know about you, but I’m seriously over the cloudy, gloomy days of Germany’s winter. It’s time to shake the cabin fever and get outdoors. So let’s take in the air at one of the county’s alluring gardens at Castle Rastatt. 
A breath of fresh air 
Rose Monday Parade
March 4, Mainz 
Starting at 11:11 a.m., a 4-mile-long carnival parade made up of 9,500 participants and 165 floats will pass through a crowd of spirited revelers.
Think German foods all pork knuckle and potatoes? Think again! Germany’s food and drink is widely varied and fiercely regional, and the city of Mainz is incredibly proud of its own culinary traditions.
This Valentine’s Day, skip the chocolates and flowers to splurge on a gastronomic experience at exceptional restaurants close to home.
ENTE Restaurant, Wiesbaden
There is no need to travel far to experience magical Christmas markets. We have highlighted several near U.S. military installations you’re sure to enjoy. 
In Baden-Württemburg
Glistening lights, stalls lovingly styled with their finest Christmas decor, a children’s wonderland and so much more await you at the Christmas and Medieval Markets in Stuttgart and Esslingen this year.
Beginning in mid-September, the charming Altstadts throughout Germany will be transformed into large tents decorated in hues of blue and white, with wreaths of bright green hops adorning chandeliers inside. ‘Tis the season for beer festivals!
The International Christian School of Stuttgart located in Stuttgart-Moehringen offers the local community a private school education with nurturing and dynamic academic programs for the ages of PreK (3 yrs) through the 8th grade.  ICSS has over 9 different nations represented at the school as we
Having the itch to feed your wanderlust or planning a budget-friendly trip? Book a train with Flixbus to satisfy both needs. Starting March 24, travelers in Germany now have the option to choose the Flixtrain which enables access to its major cities.
Head out to the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Kelley Barracks, this Friday at 5:30 p.m. to ring in the holiday season with your neighbors and friends. The event will be held by the tanks and flag poles!