"The city of Stuttgart doesn’t generally come to mind when planning a jaunt to
Germany. Berlin’s edgy nightclubs and rich history make it a must-see
destination and of course, thousands travel to Munich for its famous annual
Oktoberfest. But poor old Stuttgart isn’t usually on tourists’ radar and
perhaps that’s why I love it.
Stuttgart is Germany’s fourth largest metropolitan region and a major
manufacturing hub. The Daimler Group, which owns Mercedes-Benz, is
headquartered there, as are the Porsche HQ and factory.
But the city has put art at the centre of its cultural life for more than 250
years with countless famous artists, from the neo-classical scupltor Johann
Heinrich von Dannecker, to leading Bauhaus practitioner Oskar Schlemmer and
contemporary artist Karin Sander, all calling Stuttgart home.
A 2015 study ranked Stuttgart the number one city in Germany for arts and
I’m rather fond of Stuttgart, as that was my late grandmother’s home.
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*** Xanni ***
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