My State, 'Baden-Württemberg', is the result of a fusion of the former 'Duchy of Baden' and the 'Kingdom of Württemberg' in 1953. Stuttgart is the capital of the 'new' state, and it's been the capital of the former Kingdom of Württemberg. That means "we won". And it also means that the Badener (= the people of Baden) don't like us because of that. But that's a different story...

My BF and I went to the Württemberg, a mountain in Stuttgart that is named like our state (in German "Berg" means 'mountain'). It was the place where the 'Burg Wirttemberg' ("Burg" means 'castle') was located from 1080 to 1819. It was the family seat of our sovereigns.

Grabkapelle auf dem Württemberg

In 1820, King Wilhelm I had the castle demolished to build a mausoleum for his dead wife Queen Katharina. The mausoleum is still there, so the BF and I went there to see it.

Grabkapelle auf dem Württemberg

It was a nice day with snow and sun, and we had a very nice time there together.

Grabkapelle auf dem Württemberg

This is the view from the Württemberg to Rotenberg, a suburban district of Stuttgart

Blick vom Württemberg

And this is my boyfriend trying to walk a heart-shaped trail into the snow. ;-)

Walk a heart


I accidently posted this on Flickr (sorry)

Such beautiful photos! And your boyfriend is too cute.