Travelling around the world and knowing in head which place is going to hit your happiness up is probably the anti-time consuming and best thing. This article indulges with the German city – Stuttgart which is a must to visit while in Germany. Why? You can reveal it down.
Germany is one of the most influential European nations culturally, and one of the world’s main economic powers. From its abundant history right from the Holy Roman Empire, to the Imperial Germany, Hitler and Nazi Germany, The Post- World war II, The reunification and the Berlin Republic, its economy, Politics, the great German culture, and the amazing cities of Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Munich. The exotic destinations of the black forest, romantic road, Baltic Sea cost, the Bavarian Alps, the Lake Constance, Middle Rhine valley and so much more.
Germany is famous for many of its cities and scenic beauty. Indulging into its flavor is an epic in itself. But there is a city named Stuttgart which is a three hours journey from Munich …has got many things to make it an amazing trip. It takes a 3 hour from car via Munich while two and a half hours journey via train. The flight takes 40 minutes. You will wonder that in India- going goa through car takes 12 hours while it takes the same 40 minutes in flight as it takes for Stuttgart. Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Also it is the sixth largest city of Germany. It is spread across a variety of hills, valleys and parks unusual for a German city and often a source of surprise to visitors who primarily associate the city with its industrial reputation as the ‘cradle of the automobile’.
The Stuttgart area is well known for its high-tech industries. Some of its most prominent companies include Daimler AG, Porsche, Bosch, Celosia, Hewlett-Packard and IBM-all of whom have their world of European headquarters here. This city is also home to Germany’s ninth biggest exhibition Centre, Stuttgart trade fair which lies on the city outskirts next to Stuttgart Airport. Hundreds of small and medium enterprises are still based in Stuttgart (often termed Mittelstand), many still in family ownership with strong ties to the automotive, electronics, engineering and high-tech industry.
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Like night clubbing and bands? You can listen to good house, drum ‘base, hip-hop and other kinds of electronic music in Stuttgart. Bands, nightclubs and events are covered by local magazines. The most popular street for clubbing is the TheodorHeuss-Strabe. Over the past years several bars, clubs and lounges have opened here. It has become the most popular place for people to go out on the weekend.
Stuttgart is well known for its Swabian cuisine, beer and wine. The city is also known for the Brezel (you will find them at the small wooden cabins on Konigstrabe and at any baker’s shop). As many Indian and Pakistanis live in the region, you will find some popular restaurants which serve Indian food like Restaurant Vinayaga, Indisches Restaurant Ganapati, Prince of India, Namaste India and Ganesha Restaurant.
Stuttgart’s public transport is fully integrated and a travel ticket can be used on any mixture of buses and trains/trams that may be required to complete the journey. If you are staying for more than a day, for added mobility buy a special three das ticket which are available from hotels.
The tourist information office at the end of Konigstrabe nearest Hauptbahnhof – but make sure you take proof that you’re a tourist (hotel booking confirmation.)
In the inner city, walking is no problem. The distances are not far and a traversal of the inner city by foot can be easily done within 25 minutes.
Biking in the outlying areas of Stuttgart, for instance, in the Neckar Valley or the Schonbuch (just south of the city) is very nice. Stuttgart is one of the greenest urban areas in Europe. There are many paths through the surrounding forests which are in very good shape. Stuttgart is a big city with a small-town atmosphere and amazingly friendly people. It is most definitely a place to visit while in Germany.
SOME OF THE RECOMMENDED SIGHTS TO VISIT WHILE IN Stuttgart are:
The Stiftskirche (Collegiate Church), dates back to the 12th century.
Alter Schloss (the old castle)
Wilhelmpalais (the King Wilhelm Palais), 1840.
The Grobes Haus of Stuttgart National Theatre.
The Hauptbahnhof (main Railway Station).
Mercedes Benz factory. The heart of Mercedes-Benz manufacture, and well worth the visit.
More than half of the population consists of immigrants as they have moved here due to the employment situation. You will be surprised to see many Indian and Pakistani drivers there. It will make it much easier for you to move around as you can communicate with them easily.
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