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 Stuttgart
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Travelling to/from Stuttgart

Stuttgart is the capital of the Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg in Germany. With a population of approximately 591,000 in the immediate city and more than 3.5 million people in the metropolitan area, Stuttgart is the 6th largest city in Germany. Stuttgart was founded in the 10th century; its name is a modern version of the original Stutengarten ("mare's garden").

Stuttgart is known as a centre of mechanical and automobile engineering with the headquarters of the world famous Bosch, Mercedes and Porsche within its metropolitan area. That said, it does not resemble most other industry hubs, as it is a rather sparse city spread over many hills and valleys, with forests, parks and even vineyards within the city.

Stuttgarters are amazingly friendly people who will forgive you if German isn't your first or second (or any) language. If you do speak German well: beware that many people speak the local Schwäbisch dialect natively which may somewhat affect their standard German - which however everyone can speak. They love to practice other languages (especially English) and will try to help you. Stuttgart is a big city with a small-town atmosphere.

By plane

Stuttgart Airport (STR IATA). is the 6th busiest airport in Germany, reflecting the city's size and importance. It is situated on the southern outskirts of the city and connected via local rail (S-Bahn) and in the future will also be connected to mainline high-speed railway.

The airport is a base for Lufthansa's low-fare sister airline Eurowings. Moreover, most major European carriers have connections to Stuttgart from their main hubs, so there is a wide choice of direct flights to other German and European cities, and even if there is no direct flight from your origin, you will easily find a connection through any of the hubs.

Moreover, Stuttgart's main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) is just an hour away by high-speed train (ICE) from Frankfurt Airport, which is one of Europe's major aviation hubs. Many airlines offer flights to Frankfurt with a connecting train to Stuttgart instead of direct flights to Stuttgart, and as this is very quick and convenient (landing you in the very city center), you should consider this option as well.

By train

Stuttgart is very well connected to the German railway network, both by fast intercity links and regional trains.
The City is a network junction for regional, national and international trains. To search for a train connection, please go to the homepage of the Deutsche Bahn (http://www.deutschebahn.com/de/start/).

 

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By car from Stuttgart Airport

 From Airport Terminals (Flughafenstraße, 70629 Stuttgart):
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continue to Flugstrasse for 400 m (ca.3 min.);
- continue on Flughafenstraße. Take Nord-Süd-Straße to Filderhofstraße in Stuttgart;
- follow Filderhofstraße to Vollmoellerstraße 5, 70563 Stuttgart.

Public transport within Stuttgart

Public transportation is provided by the Stadtbahn (U-bahn) and S-Bahn. For short distances, it is best to use the Stadtbahn (or bus if necessary). For longer distances (to get to the suburbs) the S-Bahn is faster but has fewer stations than the Stadtbahn. Stuttgart's public transport is fully integrated and a travel ticket can be used on any mixture of buses and trains/trams that may be required to complete the journey.

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