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Stuttgart Region

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Stuttgart Region is centered around Stuttgart, the capital of the German state Baden-Württemberg.

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Stuttgart Region is a metropolitan area with about 2.7 million inhabitants, what makes it in fact one of the most densely populated areas in Germany. Situated at the heart of Baden-Württemberg and Europe, the Stuttgart Region is the hub of economic and political life in Southwest Germany. The area currently has Germany's highest density of scientific, academic and research organisations, and tops the national league for patent applications. This is due not only to the influence of leading international companies, such as Mercedes, Porsche, Bosch, Celesio, Hewlett-Packard and IBM (all of whom have their world or German headquarters here), but also to the influence of world-renowned medium-sized enterprises such as Behr, Kärcher, Märklin, Stihl, Festo, and Trumpf. In total, approximately 150,000 companies are located in the Stuttgart Region.

Districts[edit]

Stuttgart Region is a metropolitan area in Germany and consists of the city of Stuttgart and the surrounding districts of Ludwigsburg, Esslingen, Böblingen, Rems-Murr and Göppingen (each 10–20 km from Stuttgart city center).

Cities[edit]

Map of Stuttgart Region
  • 1 Stuttgart. The capital of the German Bundesland Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart on Wikipedia Stuttgart (Q1022) on Wikidata
  • 2 Bietigheim-Bissingen. Bietigheim-Bissingen on Wikipedia Bietigheim-Bissingen (Q7067) on Wikidata
  • 3 Böblingen. Böblingen on Wikipedia Böblingen (Q6931) on Wikidata
  • 4 Esslingen. Medieval city with charming cobbed pedestrian streets Esslingen (district) on Wikipedia Esslingen (Q8533) on Wikidata
  • 5 Filderstadt. Filderstadt on Wikipedia Filderstadt (Q7032) on Wikidata
  • 6 Leinfelden-Echterdingen. Leinfelden-Echterdingen on Wikipedia Leinfelden-Echterdingen (Q14905) on Wikidata
  • 7 Ludwigsburg. home to Ludwigsburg Palace Ludwigsburg on Wikipedia Ludwigsburg (Q622) on Wikidata
  • 8 Sindelfingen. The home of Mercedes-Benz manufacture Sindelfingen on Wikipedia Sindelfingen (Q4019) on Wikidata
  • 9 Vaihingen an der Enz (not to be confused with the Vaihingen suburb of Stuttgart). Town with old market square and Kaltenstein Castle. Memorial for the concentration camp on outskirts of the town Vaihingen an der Enz on Wikipedia Vaihingen an der Enz (Q61928) on Wikidata
  • 10 Waldenbuch. Famous for its popular Ritter Sport brand of chocolate Waldenbuch on Wikipedia Waldenbuch (Q515637) on Wikidata
  • 11 Waiblingen. Medieval city with old market square Waiblingen on Wikipedia Waiblingen (Q4140) on Wikidata
  • 12 Schorndorf. Medieval city with many timber-framed homes Schorndorf on Wikipedia Schorndorf (Q14882) on Wikidata

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Schönbuch Nature Park. is ideal for hiking, walking and cycling and attracts people seeking rest and relaxation from far and near. With its dense forests, moorland areas and natural stream the Schönbuch became Baden-Württemberg's first nature reserve in 1972. Schönbuch on Wikipedia Schönbuch (Q481600) on Wikidata
  • 2 Schwäbsicher Wald Nature Park. another great nature spot in the northeast of Stuttgart Swabian-Franconian Forest Nature Park (Q1353028) on Wikidata

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  • 2 Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof. The current terminus station is - controversially - being replaced with a new through station but the new station will remain as the old had been a hub for local, regional and intercity transport. Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof on Wikipedia Stuttgart Central Station (Q613766) on Wikidata

By bus[edit]

Flixbus serves the area, however few buses stop anywhere close to downtown Stuttgart, instead serving a stop near the airport or in Kornwestheim.

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Public transportation[edit]

VVS, the transport authority for the Stuttgart Region, offers tickets e. g. at 15 € for 1 person a day, without restrictions on the time of day. See also: Stuttgart#Public transportation. The Metropol ticket is valid in the VVS and the eight surrounding networks, available as a day ticket for up to 5 people.

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