Stuttgart is often referred to the 'Detroit' of Germany, it is home to Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. I arrived by train at Stuttgart main station from Karlsruhe, the trip was about 50 minutes long.
Stuttgart station has lockers for suitcase storage and a few shops. I stopped at this one and had some American style coffee. Coming from Italy, coffee in Germany seems a little watered down.
This is the Schlossplatz, one of the main plaza's in Stuttgart and the base of a part that leads to the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
On a map the distance from Schlossplatz to the Mercedes-Benz Museum does not seem very far, but in reality it's between 3 to 5 km. But most of the walk is through a really nice, well kept part. The park even has a massive chess board.
Sings to help find your way around the city.
Near the museum is the Mercedes-Benz and Porsche stadiums. These are used for soccer.
This crazy building is the Mercedes-Benz museum!!! Found it. Germany has many car museums, BMW, Porsche and a few others... If you don't have time to visit all of them I would recommend this one, it's not just a car museum but also walks through world history as seen by Benz.
Old school Benz.
Limited edition Benz.
Super limited edition, one of only a few pope-mobile's that have been made.
Getting ready to depart, most of the train stations I visited had christmas decorations.