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Magnificent panorama and splendid architecture, cultural diversity and traditional festivals - Stuttgart, the state capital of Baden-Württemberg, delights its visitors. Due to the numerous green stripes, parks, woods and historic buildings, some people take Stuttgart for the "paradise of Swabia". Reflected by the awareness of life experienced staying here, this paradise gets an even higher reputation. In other words, the ability to enjoy the city almost causes something like ease, even you find yourself surrounded by the original, down-to-earth Swabes. Highlights include the famous State Theatre, the large State Gallery, the Museum of Natural History and the Weißenhof settlement.

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Mercedes-Benz Museum

The Mercedes-Benz Museum is truly one of Stuttgart’s main tourist magnets. The extraordinary and award-winning architecture in the form of a double helix is certainly an eye-catcher. On the nine floors there are about 160 historic and brand new vehicles displayed, ranging from the world’s first automobiles to the noble Luxuskarossen.

Mercedesstr. 100, Stuttgart
Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History

Tucked away in the Royal Gardens you can find the 19th-century palace, now housing the Natural History Museum. Come here and see the imaginative displays of the evolution as well as the constructed natural habitats. The museum’s centrepiece is a 13 metre-long pollack whale in the oceanic exhibition.

Rosenstein 1, Stuttgart

Deli is the perfect place to chill. The warm ambiance and relaxing tunes instantly puts you in a peaceful state of mind. Deli is located next to the historic Hans-im-Glück fountain, and the terrace is a wonderful place to sit down during summer.

Geißstrasse 7, Stuttgart

This place is usually packed on Friday and Saturday nights so, if you value sitting down, make sure to book a table in advance. Enchilada serves huge Mexican meals and some of the best Margaritas in town.

Eberhardstrasse 69-71, Stuttgart
Königstraße - pedestrian street

Königstrasse is a shopping boulevard 1.2 kilometres long with lots of shops, department stores, gastronomy and relaxation areas. One of Germany's longest and finest shopping areas, it begins opposite the main railway station and runs right through the heart of the city.

Königstraße, 70173 Stuttgart

The name of Breuninger, Stuttgart's leading clothing store, has for many decades stood for top quality, a superior and varied selection of goods, and competent staff to advise shoppers. This large store on the Marketplace, along with the cafés in the Karlspassage, is where to go if you're looking for the latest fashion trends.

Marktstr. 1-3, Stuttgart

Stuttgart Airport

Stuttgart Airport is located about 14 kilometres from downtown Stuttgart. The airport is easy to reach from the city. Lines S2 and S3 of the metropolitan S-Bahn trains will take you to Stuttgart’s main train station. The journey takes 27 minutes. The trains run between 4.55am (5.25am on Sundays) and 12.25am. There are taxi ranks outside of Terminals 1,2 and 3. The ride takes about 30 minutes. You will also find several car rental agencies in the arrivals hall of the airport. and also parking for your private cars is available.

Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH, Stuttgart

Public Transport

The VVS operates Stuttgart’s public transport system consisting of buses and trains. The city is divided into zones and the more zones you cross when travelling, the more expensive your ticket will be. For short distances, opt for the "Kurzstrecke" ticket which is valid for three stops. If you are planning a busy day of sightseeing, splurge on a daily ticket, called "Tageskarte". Tickets can be bought from vending machines, bus drivers and sales locations. The tickets are slightly cheaper if you buy them with your cell phone.