It is hard to find a more picturesque and green city in Germany. Stuttgart is nestled between rolling green hills and vineyards at the fringe of the Black Forest, but this town is a far cry from a backwards country village. This is the home of the German car makers Mercedes-Benz and Porsche and the automotive supplier Bosch. Stuttgart is simply teeming with scientific geniuses. Motorcycle and four-wheeled car technology was born in this city, which has the highest density of scientific, academic and research institutes in Germany.