Tucked away in the heart of wine country, Stuttgart offers you the best of city life in a rustic setting. A hub of automobile manufacturing, the city is the headquarters of big names such as Porsche and Mercedes Benz. Fancy cars are just as common a sight here as are charming wine taverns and posh restaurants. Wander across the city’s main square, Schlossplatz, which connects to a green park and the Neckar river on one side and the pedestrian-friendly shopping street, Konigstrasse, on the other side. Magnificent landmarks from different architectural periods stand testimony to Stuttgart’s historic past while splendid castles speak of its royal connection. The city has a vibrant cultural heritage that is showcased at its many theaters, churches, and museums. Home to famous breweries, Stuttgart has the distinction of being the only German city where wine grapes are cultivated within the urban area. Visit the city during its annual Volksfest and you are in for a sensory treat with its many beer tents, amusement rides, parade, and fireworks!