Stuttgart City Travel Guide
Best known as the home of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, Stuttgart is also one of Germany's major wine-growing regions and possibly Germany's greenest city with 20% of its acreage protected by a preservation order.
Stuttgart's main square called 'Schlossplatz' provides a crash course in many forms of architecture. The Stock exchange, renaissance style 'Altes Schloss' (old castle) and the baroque 'Neues Schloss' (new castle), with the classical 'Königsbau', Art Nouveau 'Kunstverein' and some beautiful modern buildings display Stuttgart's constant importance over the centuries.
The area around Stuttgart is known for its cuisine. Dishes like 'Spätzle', 'Maultaschen' or 'Zwiebelkuchen' are best tried in one of the many comfortable and relyxed restaurants. For the more daring and adventurous a visit to the local casino might be an alternative.
However, the city is not only known for past achievements. Today, Stuttgart is home to a vibrant youth culture: "Die Fantastischen Vier", "Massive Töne" or "Freundeskreis" have made Stuttgart a hiphop stronghold supported by an enthusiastic local scene.
Another attraction is Stuttgart's famous casino.