Close to the French border, Stuttgart is considered one of the friendliest places to live in Germany. Rebuilt after the war, the city impresses with its picturesque Old Town, beautiful palaces and modern buildings.
Many surveys of public opinion indicate that the inhabitants of Stuttgart live really nicely. They also show much more slack than residents of other large German cities. It is a friendly place, very open and skilfully combining tradition and history with modernity.
The main point of the city is the large Schlossplatz, from which you can admire the New Palace of the Dukes of Württemberg built at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. There is a square where residents eagerly organize picnics or simply come to soak up the sun. The palace itself, sometimes compared to the Paris Versailles, now houses the land ministry of finance, and some rooms with restored equipment are open to the public.
A little further is the Renaissance Old Castle, around which extends the old town with numerous tenements and squares. The most important of them is Schillerplatz, which took its name from the name of the creator of the text Ode to Joy.
However, Stuttgart is not just monuments. Among the new, attractive buildings, the New Library, which opened in 2011, will shine in the evening with a multi-colored light and the Museum of Modern Art with the works of Will Baumeister, Adolf Hölzel and Dieter Roth. The city also has a proposal for car enthusiasts. There are two famous Mercedes Benz and Porsche museums.