It was one of those days. The plan was to visit Stettenfels Castle in Heilbronn, and then grab a bite at the adjacent restaurant – simples. Who could have known that everything that can go wrong would go wrong? The castle was closed for visitors and there was no restaurant in sight.
A quick glance at Google Maps revealed that the restaurant we were looking for wasn’t in fact on the castle grounds, but in the town the castle was overlooking. So we drove all the way down just to find the restaurant closed for a private function. “Ok”, we thought, “Let’s just drive around town and grab a bite at the first open restaurant we pass by”.
Easier said then done. Literally every single restaurant was closed. Apparently that’s a small town thing on Saturdays…nobody cares for a sociable lunch or breakfast. Anyways, we’d surely have better luck in Heilbronn, a relatively big city? Nope, every food place located around the city centre was closed as well. By that time our tummies were rumbling like full-grown lions. We just wanted food…ANY food.
Fortunately, our luck seemed to turn once we reached the city centre – there were people. Eating food. In restaurants. YES! Only one problem remained; there were no empty parking spaces in the whole city centre. Even multi-storey car parks were full to the brim…would this streak of bad luck never end? Well…after driving around for what felt like a lifetime, it did. We finally found a parking space a bit further out, but still close enough to the centre, had some amazing Italian food, went for a refreshing walk and then made our way back to the car.
I dare you to have a wild guess what happened then! Half of the city centre got closed off for traffic due to a protest. I mean really? Haha…luckily we found a way around the protest and were able to leave the city, but all in all this was definitely a day I won’t forget so easily.
Turtleneck – Uniqlo (similar here)
Jeans – Zara (similar here)
Coat – Zara (similar here)
Sneakers – Adidas
Sunglasses – ASOS (similar here)
(Photos by my mum and me)