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Stuttgart is not a part of Black Forest, it was just my last stop before leaving Germany. This beautiful city lies about an hour from the Black Forest in a lush valley, nestling between vineyards and thick woodland close by. The city is often described as lying between forest and vines.

I’ve taken this last photo from my recent Black Forest trip in the yard of Stuttgart’s Old Castle, which dates back to year 950 when Stuttgart was a small settlement for breeding horses.

In front of castle inner yard façade you can see the statue of Count Eberhad im Bart (Eberhard the Bearded) von Wurttemberg (1445-1496), the first Duke of Wurttenberg and founder of the University of Tubingen.
Count Eberhad was residing in Old Castle from 1484 until his dead in 1496.

Today the Old Castle is a museum dedicated to the memory of Claus Schenk Count von Stauffenberg a former resident of Stuttgart who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler on 20th July 1944.

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