Charmingly situated in the heart of one of Germany's largest wine-growing regions, this vibrant metropolis fascinates visitors from all over the world. The state capital of Baden-Württemberg delights tourists not only by virtue of its magnificent panorama, its impressive gardens and parks, its fine squares, splendid palaces and buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, but also by its cultural diversity.
The magnificent castles and palaces, historic towns and splendid vine-yards in the Stuttgart region entice visitors to enjoy wonderful walks, cycle tours and boat trips on the River Neckar and the many idyllic lakes.
Stuttgart's traditional festivals also enjoy world-wide popularity: the great Stuttgart Spring Festival, the elegant Summer Festival whose white pavilions, countless fairy lights and lanterns make it one of Germany's most delightful city festivals, and the Stuttgart Wine Village with some 120 lovingly decorated wine arbours. At the end of September things really heat up during the Stuttgart Beer Festival. Its numerous fairground attractions and the vast beer tents holding up to 5.000 visitors make it one of the world's biggest and best beer festivals. During the weeks of Advent, the Stuttgart Christmas Market opens its doors to visitors.
Another big draw for visitors to Stuttgart is the sensational Mercedes-Benz World. On a total area of approx. 17.000 sq.m. the Mercedes-Benz Museum shows around 160 vehicles on permanent display, including not only the earliest models but also the latest series production vehicles.