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Nowadays Stuttgart has the right to claim the title of "the world’s car capital". Even people, who are not interested in the automotive industry, will correctly link the name of the city with «Mercedes-Benz» brand. In this city are located two large automobile museums (Mercedes-Benz and Porsche).
1. Travelers arriving to Stuttgart Airport can easily get to the city center by train. It runs from early morning to midnight; the interval between trains is 20 minutes. Train tickets are … Open
However, the city is also one of most important and largest cultural centers in both Germany and Europe. Tenths of thousands of tourists arrive here to admire the churches of the city (Domkirche St. Eberhard, Stiftskirche Stuttgart, Leonhardskirche, Hospitalkirche) and enjoy the beauty of the city’s squares (Konigstrasse, Schlossplatz, Schillerplatz, Marktplatz). Simply no one can be left indifferent after viewing the city’s palaces and castles.
Of course, besides its amazing automobile museums Stuttgart is proud of other prominent places - National Gallery, Museum of Art, Museum of Wine, Linden Museum, etc. Hegel Museum is also located in this city. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Dining in local restaurants is one of the favorite pastimes of Stuttgart guests. By the way, dining places won’t disappoint even the most demanding visitors. The Weinstube Trollinger … Open
Young guests of this place will be surely fond of the city’s zoo and botanical garden. The local planetarium offers fascinating educational programs. Probably, all Europeans have heard of Friedrichsbau Variete and Porsche-Arena. Besides them there are also two theatres in the city.
In the center of the historic district, there is the Old Castle. It was a large construction once but has been only partially preserved to this day. The castle was built for defensive purposes in the 10th centuries. Today, travelers can see it after the reconstruction of the 16th century. Nowadays, the old castle serves as a museum, the collection of which includes unique historical exhibits.
Many travelers associate Stuttgart with high quality beer; every year the city hosts a grand celebration, the Stuttgart Beer Festival. The Beer Festival is held at the end of September and … Open
The symbolic place that is a starting point of many sightseeing tours is the Palace Square. There are incredibly beautiful buildings of the 19th century. In the center of the main city square, you can see the Jubilee Column installed after Wilhelm I. There are the most fascinating palaces around the square. Here, you can drop in different restaurants and interesting stores. In summer, the square is always decorated with fountains and different landscape attractions.
One of the most magnificent monuments in the baroque style is the Castle Solitude built for Charles Eugene, Duke of Württemberg. The castle had been in private ownership until the 18th century and then served as a military school. This school became world-famous due to the fact that Friedrich von Schiller graduated from it. Since the 20th century, the castle has been serving as an art academy.
The rich cultural and historical heritage of Stuttgart has found expression in its unique sights. Here there are picturesque streets with an abundance of architectural monuments and old … Open
As for monuments of the early Middle Ages, the Minster built at the turn of the 10th-11th century is worth being mentioned. The temple is distinguished by quite a strict design. Noble dukes had been buried here for many years. Now, the old church attracts with its unique medieval decorative elements, including frescoes created in the 13th century. This old building is the main Lutheran church in the city. After the reconstruction, it has had a lot of Gothic features.
Stuttgart Jubilee Column The most unusual cultural venue in Stuttgart is the Schweine (Pig) Museum. For German people, pigs are some of the most respected symbols that bring good luck. The museum occupies the spectacular historical building. Its main collection includes figures of pigs of different materials. In total, the museum collection contains over 40 000 exhibits. If considering the specificity of the museum, it is visited by many tourists with children.
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Reference information
Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Stuttgart
♥   Shopping area ' Königstraße' Stuttgart, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Stuttgart
♥   Castle 'Rosenstein Castle' , 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle Solitude' , 7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Hohenheim' , 7.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Leonberg' , 12.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nippenburg' , 12.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Stuttgart
♥   National Park 'Schwarzwald' , 114.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Stuttgart and around
♥   Art museum 'Kunstmuseum' Stuttgart, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Staatsgalerie' Stuttgart, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Stuttgart from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Bath Friedrichsbad

From the series “Most Extraordinary Thermaes, Baths and Saunas in the World”
Baths of Friedrichsbad are considered one of the most beautiful thermal complexes in the world. Despite their fascinating historical appearance, they are equipped with the latest technology. Visitors will have rest in an atmosphere of complete comfort. The building where the complex is located, has also a huge historical value. It is an excellent example of the Renaissance style. One of the main secrets of Baths of Friedrichsbad is an underground museum, which can be visited by all those wishing to explore the preserved walls of ancient Roman baths, which are more than 2000 years old. … Read further

Aalen

From the series “The Scariest Mines in the World”
Before traveling, all participants must wear helmets and special cloaks, which will protect them from low ceilings and dripping water. Tunnels of the mine are very long and narrow, and the most spacious site is called Railway Station, that’s a place where the workers were waiting for the train. This place really looks like a real station, furthermore there is a small platform with benches. There are a few narrow shaft and tunnels available for hiking. Old equipment has survived in the underground labyrinth; nowadays it’s gathered in some interesting installations. A tour along Aalen mine promises to be an interesting and frightening experience at the same time. … Read further
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