Often overshadowed by other major cities found nearby, Stuttgart is a city just waiting to share her hidden delights with those willing to make the journey. Perhaps better known for being the headquarters for the Mercedes Benz and Porsche car manufacturers, Stuttgart is also renowned for its abundance of museums, parks and other cultural attractions.
Tours around this city will reveal why it is loved so much – it has numerous parks. In the spring and summer, when the flowers are in full bloom and gently perfume the air, crowds gather in huge number to picnic and socialise in huge numbers to enjoy the beauty of the natural world.
One cultural attraction that does draw visitors like moths to a flame is the magnificent Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. This stunning see-through building was designed to resemble a glass cube which lights up from inside. The outside is fairly reflective as well. Inside, you will find a series of galleries featuring the very best of 20th century and current artworks from all over Europe.
The Mercedes-Benz Museum, located in the northeast part of Stuttgart, will take you on an exhilarating journey of the company’s history and the wide range of luxury cars. This new museum opened its doors in 2006 and both international and local visitors give great reviews. There are 180 vehicles on show, many of which are originals from when the company first started. If, however, you prefer Porsche, there is a similar museum in the north of the city dedicated to this company. The Porsche Museum doesn’t have as many cars on show, but is just as exciting as its rival.
The Max-Eyth-See is the place to head to if you arrive in Stuttgart in the spring and summer. On lovely warm days everyone comes here with their barbeque equipment to this charming lake and park. The lake is not for swimming but there is a fantastic trail where you can cycle and hike. Another feature which makes this area so special is the views of the old vineyards nestled in the hills high above.
Restaurants in Stuttgart features some of the tastiest cuisine found in this part of Germany. As with a lot of German dishes, most consist of beef, vegetables and sausages. However, there is a good variety of international restaurants and eateries so your palette will never get bored.
There is a vast array of hotels and other accommodation in this wonderful city. Whether you are looking for a grand historic hotel with every luxury imaginable or a comfy guesthouse where you will be treated like a member of the family, you will find it all here.
Stuttgart is a city that enjoys its long and rich past, yet it understands and embraces its future as a modern city with both hands. Suffering a lot of damage during WWII, it has risen from this like a phoenix from its ashes, ready to show you all its beauty and charms.