What to see in Stuttgart, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including the old castle, Mercedes Benz museum and television tower.
City of Germany and capital of the confederate state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Stuttgart is located in a basin at 245 m above sea level, surrounded on 3 sides by hills, while on the 4 side towards the north-east it opens onto the Neckar valley.
The economy revolves around electronic, chemical, paper, textile, footwear and food industries.
It has an important airport, from which tens of thousands of travelers pass through every day.
Stuttgart is a university city, from the tourist point of view it is worth visiting the thirteenth century Castle and the numerous Gothic churches, as well as various civil buildings dating back to medieval and Renaissance times.
Stuttgart-Mitte is the city center that revolves around the vast main square Schlobplatz, dominated by the New Castle, Neue Schloss, a residence chosen by the Württemberger dynasty, in the period between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Konigstrasse is the main street of the center which starts from the railway station.
Schillerplatz is the square dedicated to the poet Friedrich Schiller, with the statue that reproduces it placed in the center.
It overlooks the old castle, Altes Schloss, now a state museum, and the collegiate church.
Stuttgarter Marktplatz is a square overlooking the town hall building, a modern reconstruction of the old building destroyed during the Second World War.
Schlossgarten is the castle park, which starts from the train station and reaches the banks of the Neckar river.Recommended readings
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Bad Cannstatt is a neighborhood located on the eastern bank of the Neckar river, comprising the botanical gardens, Rosenstein castle and the Mercedes-Benz museum.
In the park, located along the river, many events are held annually, including the beer festival, which is held for a few days in the period between the end of September and the beginning of October.
Zuffenhausen is a suburb located a few kilometers from the center, the place where the famous Porsche Museum is located.
Fernsehturm Stuttgart is the television tower in Stuttgart, 217 meters high, located south of the center on top of a hill, the first construction of this type in the world, intended to house the TV repeaters.
Many towers of this type, located in various locations, have taken this model, aesthetically and technically at the forefront.
Cannstatter Volksfest is the beer festival that is celebrated every year in Stuttgart for the duration of 3 weeks, usually between the last ten days of September and the first of October.
This event ranks second for notoriety among those taking place in Germany, after the Munich Oktoberfest.
It is renowned for its excellent choice of culinary specialties to be tasted together with the tasty beers.