Stuttgart, capital of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, is famous as a centre of the automotive industry, a business location and a city of trade fairs, congresses and culture. In addition, it's no less popular as a destination for day excursions, recreation and travel.
"Everything under One Roof" – this is Stuttgart-Marketing's slogan as a provider of all tourist-relevant services. Its main activities focus on the sectors city tourism, meetings and congresses, group tours, events and incentives. However, it's not just Stuttgart that stands out as the state capital with a high degree of attractivity, but also the region as a whole with its exciting diversity. In order to target location, tourism and image advertising more effectively on a supraregional basis, 38 municipalities have joined forces to form the Regio Stuttgart Marketing- und Tourismus e.V.
The "i-Punkt" Tourist Information is the main point of contact both for local residents and for visitors to the Stuttgart Region. The "i-Punkt" in the city centre and the Tourist Information Centre at Stuttgart Airport provide detailed information on offers in the Stuttgart Region, tickets for events, city tours, hotel accommodation and lots more besides.
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Stuttgart's Palace Square is the vibrant heart of the city, but at the same time it's a place to linger, within easy walking distance of many of the city's attractions. Palace Square is therefore Stuttgart's hub and an integral part of any stroll through town. In the middle of Palace Square towers the Jubilee Column (1841), surmounted by Condordia, goddess of harmony.
he Mercedes-Benz Museum is the only one in the world to document the 127-year old history of the automobile. The exhibition is divided into "Legend" and "Collection" rooms. The seven Legend Rooms tell the story of the Mercedes-Benz brand, subdivided into themes and eras. They illustrate the history of the automobile, from its invention up to the present day, in chronological order.
In the exhibition, which covers an area of 5600 square metres, about 80 vehicles and 200 smaller items are on display. Highlights include a new version of the Type 64, the very first Porsche. Its design language, the Porsche DNA, so to speak, is still to be found today in every model produced in the Zuffenhausen plant, including the Porsche 356 "No. 1" Roadster, the Porsche 356 Coupé "Ferdinand" from the year 1950 and the Porsche 356 1500 Speedster.
Stuttgart Beer Festival
From 27th September to 13th October 2013 the Cannstatter Wasen, the 37-hectare festival site on the banks of the Neckar, will once again be the scene of intercultural encounters. For 17 days visitors from many different nations and generations will laugh, sing and make merry there in an exuberant atmosphere.
1704 saw the laying of the foundation stone of Ludwigsburg Palace. With 452 rooms, 18 buildings and three courtyards, this is today Germany's biggest surviving Baroque palace complex. The palace stands in a park of some 30 hectares with its "Baroque in Bloom" gardens, which display magnificent garden art from many different eras. Since the year 1959 the adjoining "Fairy-tale Garden" has transported visitors to the fantasy world of fairy tales and legends.