The prosperous south German city of Stuttgart oozes charm and a certain flair, offering visitors a range of historic and cultural attractions, despite its modernity.
The country’s sixth largest city, Stuttgart has something of a south European feel, particularly over the summer months when people enjoy the city’s green expanses and sit outside, enjoying the vibrant cafe culture. Locals are proud of Stuttgart’s strong cultural associations. This is a place with a lively arts scene and is a good destination for performing arts lovers. Opera, ballet and live music performances are accessible and tickets priced to be affordable.
Stuttgart is the capital of Baden-Wuerttemberg, a state famed for its expansive vineyards, the distinctive Swabian dialect spoken by locals and a unique cuisine. The city is surrounded by hills which form the Stuttgarter Kessel (cauldron), explaining the pleasant micro-climate. Stuttgart’s Bad Canstatt district has some of Europe's best mineral spas.