Stuttgart has it all. One can hardly argue this point. A superb location in a valley surrounded by hilly vineyards, a healthy dose of glamour and money, and a great deal of events to choose from. Often voted one of the most liveable cities in Germany, Stuttgart is a crossbreed of urban and country living, most certainly offering the best from each world. Romantic parks, lakes and castles; scenic hills ideal for hiking, theatres and galleries for culture vultures or Porsche and Ferrari museums - there is something for every taste! Stuttgart ranks both as a family-friendly place and a city for business and the hub of engineering and the automotive industry in Germany. Car hire from Stuttgart will give you an opportunity to roam the whole region, be it the Black Forest, Lake Konstanz, or even Munich and Bavaria with its magnificent Alps. Check car hire from Auto Europe for some of the best rates on the car rental market and profit from your stay in Germany!
As in every big city, it can sometimes come to congestion in traffic or a lack of parking spaces in Stuttgart, too. This is, of course, more likely to happen during the rush hour. However, it is usually nothing to be extremely worried about. Find more information on driving in Germany here.
On-street parking in Stuttgart is limited and is not free of charge. You will have a number of underground parking garages downtown at your disposal. Another convenient option is Park&Ride, where you can leave your car hire at a car park right next to a public transport stop.
Stuttgart is nestled in a valley surrounded by hills and vineyards. You can enjoy amazing views if you take some of the 400 flights of steps dotted around the hills. These steps are quite old - most of them were built at the time when vineyards were still covering most of the valley. You will find a beautiful, scenic bike and walking path right next to the Neckar river, which flows through the city. Spas are yet another highlight in Stuttgart. Central neighbourhood Bad Cannstatt has the second largest spa in Europe, right after Budapest. The city lies between the Black Forest and the Swabian Jura mountains. Due to its location it often gets warm and humid in the summer, much warmer than in the surrounding country. The hottest months are July and August when average temperatures are 20°C and daily temperatures may even go to 39°C. Autumns are cool and often rainy. The winter officially starts in December, when you can expect snowy days and minus temperatures. The Christmas market, which is very popular in Stuttgart, runs during almost the whole month of December,and lets you warm up with a mug of mulled wine in the historic city centre.
The international airport of Stuttgart is located in Echterdingen, a nearby town 6 miles south of the city. The airport serves as a hub for Lufthansa's subsidiary Germanwings. Stuttgart is well connected with major European cities and the airport also features long-haul routes to Abu Dhabi and Atlanta. The big international trade fair venue is conveniently situated next to the airport. The next nearest airport is the international airport in Frankfurt.
Stuttgart Airport (STR)
Address: Flughafenstraße 43, 70629 Stuttgart
Telephone :+49-711 - 948 0
All city neighbourhoods in Stuttgart are connected with a network of S-bahns (trains), street cars and buses. They operate daily from 5am to 1am. At weekends and during special events you may take advantage of night buses. Passengers travelling by tram can order a taxi after 8pm by telling the tram driver their name and the stop where they will be getting off. Women's night taxis are also available to secure the safety of women. This taxi service is charged according to the ordinary, local tariff. Tickets need to be purchased at machines and validated prior to your travel.