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Stuttgart is the capital of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Stuttgart is located on the Neckar River, surrounded from the Swabian Jura and the Black Forest. Its core area has a population of 609,219. Hence, it is the sixth largest city in Germany. Moreover, 2.7 million people live in the city's administrative region and another 5.3 million people in its metropolitan area.
 
Stuttgart is called ‘the cradle of the automobile’. In 1885, Karl Benz invented the first automobile generating its own power. It was the beginning of a long automobile tradition in this area. For further information it is advisable to visit the Mercedes Benz Museum. Today, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche both have their headquarters in Stuttgart, as well as automotive parts giants Bosch and Mahle.
Surprisingly for many visitors, Stuttgart offers a lot of park areas and woodlands. Ideally, the opportunity for a little walk arises in the Schlossgarten. At the end lies the larger Rosensteinpark, where you can find the Wilhelma zoo.
 
Stuttgart is also known for its delicious wine. Surrounded by hills, vineyards extends on the slopes. To get a lovely panorama view over Stuttgart, especially by night, visit the Stuttgart Fernsehturm (television tower) or the Killesbergpark. The highest place in Stuttgart is the Birkenkopf, whereas the inhabitants called him ‘Monte Scherbelino (Mount Shard). It is a rubble mountain made of the extensive damage from strategic bombing during World War II.
 
The boulevard in Stuttgart is named ‘Königsstraße‘(King Street), beginning at the main station over the main square ‘Schlossplatz’ and ending at the city center. This huge shopping area also includes many restaurants and little cafes. Impossible to ignore, on the main square are the Old and the New Castle located, somewhat aside lies the Stuttgart State Theatre. 
 
The world-famous ‘Canstatter Wasen’ is the second biggest ‘Volksfest’ in the world, after the ‘Munich Oktoberfest’. Over 4 million visitors annualy come into the beer tents. Symbolic of the Cannstatter Wasen is its "fruit column", a wooden pillar decorated with fruit, 26 metres high and weighing 3.5 tons.
 
Stuttgart offers a wide range of sport activities, but the favorite sport in Stuttgart stays football. The domestic football club ‘VfB Stuttgart’ plays in the first German Football league and weekly 60,000 people flow to their home games.
 
Every main sights can be visited by a hop on/ hop off bus tour through Stuttgart. The audio guide offers a variety of languages. Ticket prices start from 15 euro per person.
 
How to get from the airport to Stuttgart

Public Transit
Every 20 minutes a train runs from the airport in direction of the city center and the ride takes, approximately, 20 minutes. The costs amount to 4 euro per person.

Minicar
Minicar is an alternative cap service. One ride to the center costs about 25 euro. Click here for the link: https://www.minicarstuttgart.com/
 
Taxi
You can also take a taxi to Stuttgart city center (where most of the hotels are located), and the trip is around 35€ (depending on the traffic situation).
 
How to get to the Hospitalhof
 
Public Transit
The Hospitalhof is located straight in the center of Stuttgart, hence, it can easily be reached.
The tram station is called ‘Berliner Platz’ or the metro station is ‘Stadtmitte’ (city center).
The metro station Stadtmitte connects the venue and the airport in 20 minutes; from the main station you reach the  Hospitalhof in 4 minutes.

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