Stuttgart is the capital of Baden-Wuerttemberg and Germany's sixth largest city. Stuttgart is famous as an automobile town, since both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche have their headquarters here and both have their own museums. If that's not enough, Stuttgart is in the very unusual position of being a big city that has hillsides all over the place with vineyards growing on them. If even that is not enough, tourists can choose to enjoy the city's urban pleasures or its huge collection of historic palaces, Churches, towers and the four big squares. If you expect to see even a small part of all this, you will need to get a car for hire in Stuttgart.
Most visitors will get a car for rent in Stuttgart and head straight for the Mercedes-Benz complex on the outskirts of Stuttgart, where you can also see the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Next stop is the Porsche Museum, also on the outskirts. Back in town, Königstrasse is the main shopping street and you can enjoy a break at the cafes on Calwer Strasse, and then visit the Fernsehturm Stuttgart, which is the world's first TV tower. Another must-visit attraction is the Wilhelma zoo and botanical gardens with around 10,000 animals. Next to Wilhelma is Rosenstein Park, which is a paradise if you like parks.
Ground Zero for the palace tour is Schlossplatz, where you will find the Neues Schloss (New Castle). Next stop is Schillerplatz where you can see the Old Castle or Altes Schloss. Then you have the grandiose Solitude Palace set on a hilltop west of the town. You might also want to throw in the Residenzschloss and Ludwigsburg Palace in nearby Ludwigsburg.
If you are fond of wine tastings and tours, then you will surely appreciate the pleasure of the Stuttgart Wine Trail or Weinwanderweg. It runs for about 7.5 miles along the Neckar after the Mercedes-Benz complex through picturesque towns and vineyards. You will be visiting places like Obertürkheim, Uhlbach, Rotenberg, and Untertürkheim. Do not miss the Uhlbach Viniculture Museum, and you can also continue on to Esslingen.
You can find agencies all over Stuttgart offering a car rental in Stuttgart for travelers. Many are bunched up around the railway station, and there is another crowd near the town hall. If you are arriving by flight, obviously there are even more depots at Stuttgart Airport (STR) which is on Flughafen Str. However, you can avoid all this and simply find the best deal among all the agencies citywide by using an online comparison service. Choose the deal you like and book your vehicle right now to avoid hassle after you arrive in Stuttgart.
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