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Train coming into the station After getting into central Stuttgart, actually traveling underneath the Birkenkopf, I then began the walk back up the hill. For those not aware, Stuttgart is situated in a particular hilly region of Germany.
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- Visit Schlossplatz. Schlossplatz, or palace square, is in the center of the city. It sits along Königstrasse and is just a few blocks from the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) making it a perfect first stop.
- Walk down Königstrasse. Known as the shopping mile, it is the longest pedestrian shopping street in Germany. I love popping into TK Maxx (not to be confused with TJ Maxx) to find great deals on products from Turkey, Portugal, and elsewhere.
- Explore Birkenkopf (Rubble Hill) To get a glimpse of history and a great view at once, head to Birkenkopf. Also known as Rubble Hill, this hill has been built up by rubble and remnants of war.
- Vibrant Art & Culture Scene. With the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart Opera House, Liederhalle, Porsche Arena, Stuttgarter Ballet, Staatstheater, and Kunstmuseum, Stuttgart has many performing arts centers and theaters to choose from.
The most prominent elevated locales in Stuttgart are the Birkenkopf (511 m (1,677 ft)) on the edge of the Stuttgart basin, the Württemberg (411 m (1,348 ft)) rising above the Neckar valley, and the Grüner Heiner (395 m (1,296 ft)) at the northeast end of the city.
- The Mercedes-Benz Museum. The Mercedes-Benz Museum | Anna B / photo modified. Stuttgart can trace its long love affair with the automobile back as far as 1887, when Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach set up shop here.
- Schlossplatz. Palace Square | Photo Copyright: Stillman Rogers Photography. The expansive Schlossplatz is the focal point of the city. Surrounded by buildings dating from Stuttgart's past as a ducal and royal capital, this vast open space is well-used.
- Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. State Art Gallery | Photo Copyright: Stillman Rogers Photography. From one look at the colorful exterior of Stuttgart's State Gallery, you know it's not another stodgy museum.
- The Porsche Museum. The dynamic architecture of the building Delugan Meissl designed for the Porsche Museum, supported on a trio of V-shaped columns, is intended to portray the nature of the brand itself.
Heslacher Wasserfälle – Birkenkopf Loop from Stuttgart-Vaihingen is an expert run. See this Tour and others like it, or plan your own with komoot! Detailed maps and GPS navigation for the run: "Heslacher Wasserfälle – Birkenkopf Loop from Stuttgart-Vaihingen" 01:55 h 17.8 km
Birkenkopf – Schloss Hohenheim Loop from Stuttgart-Feuerbach is an intermediate mountain bike ride. See this Tour and others like it, or plan your own with komoot! Detailed maps and GPS navigation for the mountain bike ride: "Birkenkopf – Schloss Hohenheim Loop from Stuttgart-Feuerbach" 03:01 h 41.4 km
Nice trail – Birkenkopf Loop from Stuttgart-Vaihingen is an expert mountain bike ride. See this Tour and others like it, or plan your own with komoot! Detailed maps and GPS navigation for the mountain bike ride: "Nice trail – Birkenkopf Loop from Stuttgart-Vaihingen" 02:24 h 28.8 km
Stuttgart is the capital of the Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg in Germany.With a population of approximately 632,000 in the immediate city (2017) and more than 5.2 million people in the metropolitan area (2013), Stuttgart is the 6th largest city in Germany.
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