June is just a couple of days away and the holiday season is not an excuse to forget about math. I know that summer is the time when we forget about school, but for me it is also the time to visit a little more and see how cities around the world embrace the beauty of math. So, with this idea in mind, lets see what a math-lover can visit in Stuttgart, Germany:
1. First of all Stuttgart the city and region has a lot of technology and industry related museums, which is great. Thus, you can choose the ones you think are more related to you. If you ask me a technology or industry related museum should never be omitted from your list because mathematics is at the base of evolution. Kärcher Museum in Winnenden takes you in the journey through the development of cleaning technology and the over 75-year history of the company. An interesting idea for a museum, but really educative if you want to see how fast this technology has evolved. Next is Radio Museum in Remseck began as a private collection, but now we can see many radio sets and equipment, mainly from the period 1924 to 1960, are on display. A good thing to know is that the museum is open every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month 02:00 pm – 05:30 pm, unfortunately you need to go in a specific period to visit it. The last from this category is Stuttgart Tram World. The name is self-explanatory and the fact that the museum is located in a former tram depot from 1929 makes it more original. Let me know in the comment box which of these museums would you choose and why ^_^
2. I had to put the Kepler Museum first maybe. Johannes Kepler was a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution, he is best known for his laws of planetary motion. In mathematics, he worked especially with symmetry. In the house of his birth in Weil der Stadt, original prints of his works, information boards and important pieces of equipment from Kepler’s lifetime are on display. We need to appreciate and celebrate mathematicians and this museum should be a must.
3. The last 2 on the list are Mercedes-Benz Museum and Porsche Museum. The 1st one I have visited myself and it was an incredible experience. I found out a lot of things from engineering, design, economy and history. For more about my experience at this museum click here. The 2nd one is almost from the same category, but what I found very interesting about it was that they also offer a factory tour. The tours are at 10am and 12pm each day and you can see everything from the drawing board right through to the rigorous testing of each new engine and the paint shop. Plus the buildings have such a nice architecture:
Hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know what museums would you visit and why. Also if you have any other additions to the list I would be excited to know them. If you are interested in this series, I have also posted a couple of similar posts before for London and Florence.
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