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We arrived in Frankfurt an hour ahead of schedule, so we had lots of time to kill before our Intercity-Express (ICE) train to Stuttgart. Time for pretzels! The train ride took about 80 minutes and the Hauptbahnhof was just across the street from our hotel. We strolled around Stuttgart, stopped in a bakery for more pretzels, and back to the hotel for a cool beer.
The following morning, a taxi delivered us to Porsche Werks 1, the new delivery location, which was the original Porsche plant. It was a neat old building. We had a breakfast snack and waited for our delivery time. The delivery gentleman gave us a thorough rundown on the Macan. As a side note, other cars to be delivered that day included a guards
red GT3, a chalk GT3, a white Boxster, a blue Targa, and a black Carrera 4S.
How many pretzels will fit in the back of a Macan and will they make it through customs?
We decided to skip the factory tour; been there-done that, and also the museum. Have to save something for the next trip. The GTS sounds great and is very quick and nimble. It’s not a sports car but it’s more of a sports car than an SUV. Our first stop was Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of our favorite places. It has a great hotel close to the old walled town, lots of bakeries, nice shopping, and superb scenery and views. The architecture and buildings are great for photographing. It’s a very nice smaller German town without being too touristy.
Our next stop was Nordlingen. The old town is built in a 15 million year old meteor crater. We spent some time in the Reis Crater Museum and then were off to Neuburg an der Donau on the back roads and improved goat trails. Lots of trucks and an occasional tractor made it slow going. Our path to the Gasthaus included many narrow streets that looked more like
Order Here, Pick Up There
Jul / Aug 2018
Photos by Skip Sayles

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