It is the sixth largest city in all of Germany and is surrounded by a variety of beautiful hills, vineyards and parks-which is unusual for a German city. It is also a shelter to the most famous and luxurious automobile brands in the world, Mercedes-Benz. It is a self-administering urban county and is also the seat of the state legislature. It has a pretty good tourist crowd with its motto “Stuttgart offers more” and there are projects linked with the city to ensure that more tourists come and enjoy the city with its sights and sounds. There are many other places of interest too, like:
The main city square of Stuttgart is called Schlossplatz. It is the main crossover point between the city’s shopping area as well as the river Neckar and two of Stuttgart’s central castles and museums. The Königstraß is Stuttgart’s shopping street and it runs along the northwestern edge of the city square. The street is also said to be the longest Pedestrianized street in all of the country. Although the city center was damaged during the advent of World War II, the efficient German governments that followed have made sure that the buildings have been reconstructed to its original glory.
The city of Stuttgart plays as one of the oldest castles in Europe and the whole world. Simply called the “Old
Castle”. It dates way back to 1950 and is located bang in the center of the city. The counts of of residence in Wurttemberg made the castle, which was built mainly as a settlement for breeding horses in the 14th
century. Around the 16th
Century it was converted into a piece of Renaissance architecture by the dukes Ludwig and Christopher. It is one of the most popular attractions in the city today. There is also a monument behind the castle for a brave citizen who tried to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
One of the most popular automobile brands in the world, Mercedes-Benz is based out of Stuttgart and has a museum to honor its legacy in the city. The building which was built in a winding fashion, was open to the public in 2006. The museum provides various audios for tourists with different languages. It had approx. 860,000 visitor in 2007. Visitors can also have a tour to the nearby factory where the diesel engines are made.
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