Beautifully set between the Swabian mountains and the Black Forest on the Neckar River, Stuttgart, Germany, dates to AD 950, though there have been settlements in the area since prehistoric times. Today it is a large industrial center, and the metropolitan area is automobile manufacturers Daimler AG and Porche. The city has a port and an international airport.
As a side trip, try the lovely and friendly spa resort of Bad Urach in the mountains near Stuttgart—it is remarkably quiet in winter. S... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2018 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.