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Paris Hilton says she 'wants to learn about Stuttgart 21'

The Local · 4 Feb 2011, 09:05

Published: 04 Feb 2011 09:05 GMT+01:00

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In fact, learning more about Stuttgart 21 is the main reason for making a stop in the Baden-Württemberg city, where the 29-year-old is also scheduled to promote an Austrian Prosecco brand in a can called "RICH Ice."

On Thursday at a press event in Frankfurt, Hilton professed to being a fan of Germany.

Her tour there included a visit to the financial capital’s stock exchange and a sausage seller.

Brushing off questions about her jet-set lifestyle, she told journalists she wanted to get an idea of the new Stuttgart train station herself.

Stuttgart 21 consists of a massive construction effort, involving rebuilding the city’s main train station underground and turning it around 90 degrees, as well as laying 57 kilometres of new tracks. The aim is to make the city a major European rail hub.

But opponents mounted a massive protest movement against the project last year, calling it too expensive and a danger to the environment. In October more than 100 demonstrators were injured in a violent clash with police.

The clash was followed by lengthy talks between state officials, national rail provider Deutsche Bahn and opponents. But officials ultimately decided to go ahead with the project after making a few minor changes to plans.

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10:01 February 4, 2011 by auniquecorn
It´s always been my fantasy to get soma dat.
10:25 February 4, 2011 by pepsionice
Maybe Paris will learn enough to become the spokesperson for the anti-Stuttgart 21 crowd, and then reach out to help bring the pro Stuttgart 21 crowd over to the other side.

If only we could connect global warming, global cooling, and climate change to the Stuttgart 21 project....then everyone would just give up on it.
13:23 February 4, 2011 by freechoice
she should meet that uncle who got his eyes water cannoned...
14:20 February 4, 2011 by Willissteel
Really? I thought she wants to learn about Stuttgart 69, but I guess she was mastered that a long time ago.
14:38 February 4, 2011 by KamiZ
did anyone noticed she visited a sausage shop? :D
14:59 February 4, 2011 by Nemesis
Stuttgart 21 needs to be completed now.

Stuttgart is a major bottleneck in European rail transport. It is holding back growth in the entire region.

US citizens such as Paris Hilton who are against economic growth in Europe, should be asked to leave Europe and never come back.

Making Stuttgart a regional rail transport hub, will have give the economy of the entire region and surrouding regions a very strong boost.

Jobs are more important than the opinions of idiotic US celebrities.
15:27 February 4, 2011 by DinhoPilot

Someone ias been drinking too much out of the anti-american bottle. You are too drunk man...
18:57 February 4, 2011 by JDee

Wrong, wrong, bigot, wrong and bigot? Do you also believe that Carlsberg is probably the best lager in the world and that Redbull gives you wings, because that is all you are doing, regurgitating marketing slogans.
06:42 February 5, 2011 by JAMessersmith
She probably thinks Stuttgart 21 is a porno, being that that's pretty much all she's qualified to talk about.

Let's face it, if she wasn't an aristocratic celebutante with a sex tape, her opinions on the economy and politics would be about as valuable as those of a hole cut into a mattress.
23:30 February 6, 2011 by jrepka
She is a bloody idiot! No offense to the Geremans, but they can keep that air head!!
20:47 February 8, 2011 by wenddiver
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