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Details of Stuttgart and the Ticket Luck value
Details of Stuttgart and the Ticket Luck value
Stuttgart lies about an hour from Black Forest, and is a similar distance away from Swabrun Juna. The city centre lies in a lush valley nestling between vineyards and a thick woodland, close to river Neckar. In the hot months, residents refer to this area as the Stuttgart cauldraun.
Stuttgart covers an area of 80 sq miles, and it is at about 207 metres above sea level. As a result, there are more than 400 flights of stairs around the city, which is equivalent to about 20 Kilometres of steps. Many originate from the time when vineyards lined the entire valley. Even today, vineyards are less than 500 metres from the main station.
At the centre of Stuttgart lies its main square, Schlossplatz. As well as being the largest square, it stands at the crossover point between the city's shopping area and Schlossgarten park, which runs down to the river Neckar. Stuttgart's two central castles and major museums and residential areas are to the west. Also lying to the centre of Stuttgart is a series of gardens that the locals refer to as the Green U. It is popular among families and cyclists.
You can find Europe's largest mineral spas in Bad Cannstatt. You can find the Wilhema zoo and the VGB football teams here too. And if you are interested in musical theatres, you will find many in Mohringen.
Stuttgart has a continental climate lying as it does at the centre of the European continent. The temperature-range between day and night or summer and winter can be quite extreme. On average, Stuttgart enjoys 1693 hours of sunshine per year. Winter lasts from December to March. The coldest month is January which has an average temperature of 0'C.
Stuttgart is the Capital of the State of Baden-Wurttemberg in Southern Germany, and it is the sixth largest city in Germany. Stuttgart has a population of 590,429 (as recorded in February 2008) while the Metropolitan area referred to as Stuttgart Region has the population of 3.46 million (as recorded on 9 February 2007).
The city lies at the centre of a heavily populated area, circled by a ring of smaller towns. The inner urban area has a population of 2.63 million, making Greater Stuttgart the third biggest city region in Germany after the Ruhr Area and Berlin.
Visitors are often surprised to find that Stuttgart is spread across a variety of hills, parks and valleys. Visitors often associate Stuttgart with its business reputation, and they call it the Cradel of the automobile.
Stuttgart has the state of Stadtkreis, a type of self -administrating urban country. It is also the seat of regional parliament, local council and the Protestant State Church of Wurttemberg. It is additionally has the two co-seats of the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church diocese of Ruttenberg-Stuttgart.
Stuttgart is home to Germany's ninth biggest exhibition centre, Stuttgart Trade Fair, which lies on the outskirts next to Stuttgart Airport. Hundreds of SMEs are still based in Stuttgart. Many are still under family ownership with strong ties to the automotive, electronic, engineering and high tech industry.
Regular events that take place in Stuttgart are: The world-famous annual Volkfest that was originally a traditional agricultural fair. Unlike Munich, there is also a Spring festival on the same grounds in April of each year.
Stuttgart's Christmas Market is the largest and one of the oldest and most beautiful traditional Christmas markets in Europe. It is especially renowned for its abundant decorations, and takes place in the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas.
The Fish Market (the Hamburger Fischmarkt) is held in late July with fresh fish, other food and beer from Hamburg. The Summer Festival (Stuttgart Sommerfest) is usually held in early August) with shows, music, children's entertainment and local cuisine in Schlossplatz, Stuttgart and adjacent parks.
The Lantern Festival (Lichterfest) is held in early July) in Killesberg park with its famous firework display and fairground attractions. The Wine Village (Weindork) is held in late August /early September) on Karlsplatz.
Stuttgart also has a reputation for staging major events, including the 1993 World Championships in Athletics. It was one of the twelve host cities of the FIFA World Cup 2006. it hosted six matches; three of them were second round matches, including the 3rd and 4th place playoffs, which were played at the Daimler Stadium.
Stuttgart was also 2007 European Capital of Sports, as it hosted events such as the UCI World Cycling Championships Road Race and the IAAF World Athletics Final.
Other famous sports venues here include the Weissenhof tennis courts [where the annual Mercedes Cup tennis tournament is played], the Porsche Arena [that hosts tennis, basketball and handball], and the Scheyerhalle [that has boxing equestrianism/show jumping, track cycling etc].