Max Herre, Stuttgart-born lead singer of the band «Freundeskreis», says Stuttgart is his «first love». Some people also affectionately call the city «Stuggi». And yet Stuttgart is much more than just a romantic idyll amongst vineyards, dreamy paths past castles and narrow alleys. Stuttgart rocks.

Culture lovers and the «in» crowd shake hands; shoppers never fail to find a new favourite in the popular boutiques or on the Königstrasse, and gourmets appreciate the fabulous combination of Swabian home cooking and modern cuisine as served, for instance, in the Fröhlich wine bar – to say nothing of the excellent wines.

And while one person might opt for the well-known Museum of Art in the city and be impressed by vast collection of works, the other will head for the Mercedes-Benz-Museum to learn all about the history of this marque, or for the Porsche-Museum to sample the excellent food as well as the luxury cars.

Sit in one of the city’s many green areas in the so-called «Swabian Paradise» with a refreshing drink and experience something of its paradisiacal charm.

City Facts

  • Location

    Stuttgart is the regional capital of Baden-Württemberg.

  • Population

    About 614,000

  • Size

    207 km²

  • Public transport

    Well-developed road and underground network

  • Climate

    Moderate climate. The summers are warm to humid, and in winter the temperatures often drop below freezing.

  • Best time to visit

    May to September.

  • Good to know

    In most people’s minds, Stuttgart is irrevocably linked with the automobile. The Porsche and Mercedes-Benz museum and events such as the RetroClassics exhibitions attract and delight automobile-lovers from all over the world.

  • Nice to know

    Bad Cannstatt (approx. 6 km outside Stuttgart) has 19 mineral sources, making it the second-biggest source of mineral water in Europe.

  • Airport

    Stuttgart airport, approx. 12 km south of the city centre.

  • Bus

    Several bus lines connect the airport with the city centre. The bus stops are located centrally outside the terminals on the Arrivals level.

  • Railway

    The S2 and S3 go directly to Stuttgart’s main station. The journey takes approx. 30 minutes.

  • Taxi

    There are taxi ranks outside the Arrivals halls.