I’ve only been to one museum in Stuttgart since moving here 7 months ago (the Mercedes Benz Museum that I visited when my Mom came to visit). I knew Stuttgart had quite a few museums, but I didn’t realize just how many museums it actually boasted until this event.
We ended up going to a very busy little Thai restaurant and had a great meal of Tom Kha Gai soup, massaman chicken curry and pad thai.
After dinner, we went to the Haus der Musik. There was a bit of a line to get in, but we only had to wait about 10 minutes. The museum is on the smaller side and had 4 floors with only 1 small spiral staircase down the side of the building, so it was pretty congested with all the visitors inside. Some musicians played on a 2 sided piano, plates, a saw, and goblets filled with different volumes of water. On the quieter top floor we heard a man play the harpsichord, an instrument similar to a piano that was used heavily in Renaissance and Baroque music.
Next, we caught the shuttle bus to the Haus der Geschichte (ie. House of History). The museum was really bright and modern and had cool displays, but overall the exhibits were kind of disjointed and hard to follow. We only stayed for a little while before heading off to the Planetarium.