Stuttgart - Germany
Visitors' guide to Stuttgart with maps, pictures, hotels and weather information


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Surrounded by wooded hills, forests and vineyards, Stuttgart is situated among the rising slopes of the River Neckar valley. The capital of Baden Württemberg, and the economic and cultural hub of the region, Stuttgart is the home of Mercedes-Benz, Porsche cars and Zeiss optical equipment. Legendary automotive pioneers Gottfried Daimler and Karl Benz began manufacturing their prestigious cars here and the Mercedes-Benz Museum charts the history and success story of this legendary team. The Porsche Museum, located near their factory just outside the city centre, is a shrine to the one million classic production and racing Porches that have been designed and manufactured since 1948.

Much of the city is preserved as parkland and woods. The Wilhelma Gardens is Germany's only zoological-botanical garden and contains over 8000 animals and an important collection of orchids.

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The large mineral spas of Bad Cannstatt produce millions of litres of mineral water per day and, due to its favourable climate, Stuttgart is also a leader in wine production.

An exciting view of the city can be had from the Fernsehturm (Television Tower), at 217 metres (710 feet) high; it is one of Stuttgart's most imposing landmarks.

Stuttgart's location makes it a wonderful base for excursions to the Schwarzwald (Black Forest), Lake Constance and the fairy-tale castles of Sigmaringen in the Upper Danube Gap and Hohenzollern in the Swabian Jura.

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Stuttgart Hotels
Holiday Inn Stuttgart
Mittlerer Pfad 25-27
Stuttgart 70499, Germany
Tel: 49 71 1988 880
Fax: 49 71 1988 889
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