Stuttgart - The City
It’s 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, as the home of German carmakers Mercedes-Benz and Porsche and automotive supplier Bosch, this city is teeming with scientific genius. Motorcycle and four-wheeled car technology was born in this city, which has the highest density of scientific, academic and research institutes in Germany.
While being one of the most high-tech cities in Germany, Stuttgart has more than 1.000 years of history to look back upon, during which it served as everything from a royal residence to a sanctuary for revolutionaries. Nowadays, the city combines traditional, laid-back Swabian culture and a drive towards future innovations, elegance and exclusivity with an earth-bound, ecological outlook on life.