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Tips for exploring the city


  • You want to make your visit to Stuttgart even more memorable? The Welcome-Ticket StuttCard grants you many advantages at over 50 partners for 24, 48 or 72 hours - available with or without an integrated public transport ticket. Link:


  • Need help to make the most of your stay? There are two tourist information offices in Stuttgart: at Königstraße 1a directly opposite the main station and at Stuttgart Airport at Terminal 3, Level 2 in walking distance to the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart. Here you can obtain brochures and information about the Stuttgart tourist region, tickets in advance, hotel reservations and much more.

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Famous and unusual attractions


  • After a construction period of 20 months, the Stuttgart TV Tower was put into operation on 5 February 1956. With its impressive height of 217 m, it is the original model for television towers all over the world. The view overlooking Stuttgart is fantastic. Link:

  • Stuttgart is the birthplace of the automobile: the headquarter of Mercedes-Benz - the oldest car manufacturer in the world – is based here. Would you like to take a journey through over 130 years of fascinating automotive history? Your journey through time begins in 1886 at the top of the ninth floor of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. From there, you can take two tours with wide curves that will take you through the history of the automobile all the way to the future. Link:

  • Porsche Museum - spectacular from the outside and high performance on the inside. Since 1950, the sports cars with the Stuttgart Rössle on the bonnet have been manufactured here at Porscheplatz. Since 2009, right next to the headquarters of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, a spectacular automobile museum tells you about the product and motorsport history of the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer. The museum building is supported by three V-shaped columns and contains around 6,000 tonnes of steel - more than the Eiffel Tower in Paris. You can't miss the sculpture next to the Porsche Museum, whose three pillars are each crowned by a Porsche 911. Link:



  • The Stuttgart-Ulm Rail Project is one of the biggest and most spectacular infrastructure schemes in Europe and involves far more than just a new station. It will bring many advantages for the Stuttgart Region's urban development, ecology and economy. The InfoTurmStuttgart (ITS) provides a wealth of background information, and some surprising insights. Location: directly at platform 16 at Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof (Main Station Stuttgart)

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Facts about Stuttgart


  • Stuttgart is the capital of the high-tech federal state of Baden-Württemberg

  • Stuttgart is surrounded by vineyards and woodlands, and its numerous parks and green spaces are inviting places to linger. Stuttgart's special charm is defined by its vineyards. The city has a long tradition of wine growing.

  • 2.8 million people from more 180 nations live in the Stuttgart Region (25% of the population of Baden-Württemberg)

  • 30% of Baden-Württemberg's GDP is produced in the Stuttgart Region

  • Home to the corporate headquarters of many German and European companies (e.g. Daimler, Bosch, Porsche, Stihl, Kärcher, Festo, Trumpf, Ritter Sport, Märklin, IBM, HP, WMF, EY)

  • Leads the field in research and development

  • 42 million litres of wine produced each year in Stuttgart Region

  • Unique topography with lots of wonderful scenic lookouts

  • 68 castles and palaces can be discovered in Stuttgart Region

  • Stuttgart's Television Tower – the first of its kind in the world

  • The second most prolific mineral springs in Europe

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