Welcome to Stuttgart
Welcome to Stuttgart - The sympatical Swabian captial
Stuttgart is the capital of Baden-Wuerttemberg in southwest Germany. It is approximately one hour from the Black Forest away as well as from the Swabian Jura mountains. It is spread across vineyards, hills, valleys and parks. It was founded around 950 AD. At the end of World War II a base of US military had been located to Stuttgart which remains to this day. With the time, Stuttgart became an industrial city but never has lost its Swabian charm. The city is famous for the car brands Mercedes and Porsche and its wine.
Information and Facts
There are a lot of things to discover in Stuttgart. When you are arrive together with your family, a fantastic place to visit is zoo “Wilhelma” with its over 10,000 animals and the Botanical Garden.
The “Schlossplaz” is an ideal place to relax after a shopping day at the “Koenigsstrasse”.
An interesting museum is the Porsche Museum which was opened at the beginning of 2009. You can gaze at 80 vehicles and at about 200 smaller exhibits.
In case that you want to have a fantastic panoramic view of Stuttgart and the region, you can visit the Television Tower which is 217 metres high.
If you want to dive in history, the Old Palace together with the neighbouring Collegiate Church are the right places to visit. The Old Palace is the city’s oldest building. Since 1948, it is a symbol of Wuerttemberg’s state history.
The best two locations for going shopping in Stuttgart are the new shopping centre “Milaneo” which has over 200 shops and is divided into three different areas: nature, urban and modern.
After the shopping centre, you can directly go to “Koenigsstrasse” which is the “Shopping street” of Stuttgart.
In Stuttgart are many night clubs like Perkins Park, Village, Kings Club and Palais. Before going to one of these clubs, why not drink a cocktail or eat something in a restaurant. Stuttgart has a huge offer and with the Night Bus Network you can dance as long as you want.
You can choose between “S-Bahn”, subway and street cars. They all operate from about 5 am to 1 am. The VVS is responsible for selling the tickets and you also can find there timetables or important things to know. The link: http://www.stgt.com/extern/efavvs.htm
Stuttgart has an oceanic climate. During summer months, the Swabian Jura mountains and the Black Forest protect the city from storms, nevertheless, especially during winter, Stuttgart can not escape from storms or large amounts of snow.
The warmest month is August, the coldest is January. The driest month is September, the wettest July.
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