Information about Stuttgart
Stuttgart is the capital and largest city of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It is located on the Neckar river in a fertile valley known as the Stuttgarter Kessel (Stuttgart Cauldron) and lies an hour from the Swabian Jura and the Black Forest.
Stuttgart is unusual in the scheme of German cities. It is spread across a variety of hills (some of them covered in vineyards), valleys (especially around the Neckar river and the Stuttgart basin) and parks.
Stuttgart is known for its strong high-tech industry, especially in the automotive sector. It has the highest general standard of prosperity of any German city. In addition to many medium-sized companies, several major corporations are headquartered in Stuttgart, including Porsche, Bosch, and Mercedes-Benz Group. It is also an important financial center and a major transport junction.
At the center of Stuttgart lies its main square, Schlossplatz. As well as being the largest square in Stuttgart, it stands at the crossover point between the city's shopping area, Schlossgarten park which runs down to the river Neckar, Stuttgart's two central castles and major museums and residential areas to the south west. Königstraße, Stuttgart's most important shopping street which runs along the northwestern edge of Schlossplatz, claims to be the longest pedestrianized street in Germany.
Although the city center was heavily damaged during World War II, many historic buildings have been reconstructed and the city boasts some fine pieces of modern post-war architecture, such us the Stiftskirche (Collegiate Church), the Altes Schloss (the Old Castle), the Alte Kanzlei (the Old Chancellery), the Neues Schloss (the New Castle) or the Wilhelmpalais (the King Wilhelm Palais).
If you want to consult the opportunities offered by Stuttgart, consult https://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/en
VSS public transport association provides an extensive network of lines with integrated timetables and effective connections to the travelling public. VSS tickets can be used on all underground and commuter trains, trams, buses, the rack railway and the funicular railway. As for the air transportation, please visit Stuttgart airport website.
Information about Kursaal Bad Cannstatt
Kursaal Bad Cannstatt is a historical gem with lots of atmosphere. It owes its name to its numerous mineral springs and to its heyday as a famous health spa. Still today Stuttgart's inhabitants and visitors from elsewhere enjoy the beneficial effects of the sater at mineral baths such as the Leuze, MineralBad Cannstatt and Mineralbad Berg. With its large and small spa halls (Großer and Kleiner Kursaal), both dispose of a stage, and the Thouret Hall, the neoclassical Kursaal building in Stuttgart's Bad Cannstatt district can provide the appropriate setting for every event. The fountain courtyard (Brunnenhof), the bandshell in the spa park, the covered walkway and a restaurant with a beer garden create an elegant ambience and can be utilised in a variety of ways.
Address: Königsplatz 1, 70372 Stuttgart
How to get:
- Stuttgart main station: 4.0 km
- Stuttgart airport: 17 km
- Car park capacities (underground): 86