With almost 600,000 inhabitants, Stuttgart is an exciting metropolitan experience. Stroll past the castle square and see the castle, built by the Duke of Württemberg as the last great residential castle. In the old castle you can now visit the Württemberg Land Museum, which tells the history of the country and the region.
Königstrasse is a more than 1-kilometre-long shopping street where you can browse countless fashion boutiques, speciality shops, malls, cafés and restaurants. Complete your day with a real culinary experience in one of Stuttgart's many restaurants.
It's great to walk through the streets of Stuttgart and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Many sights are within walking distance and you can visit the cosy squares and all the beautiful castles in a short time. Stuttgart Castle Square is one of the best places to start exploring Stuttgart. The Palace Square, with Kaiser Wilhelm's Jubilee Column, fountains and beautiful lawns, is in the heart of the city. This is the main square in Stuttgart and unites the beautiful palace park and the popular shopping street, Königstrasse. The highlight of the royal square is the U-shaped Neues Schloss, the last Baroque castle to be built in Germany.
Standing in the bustling centre of Stuttgart, the Neues Schloss is certainly the main attraction. Not far from the Old Palace, it was almost completely destroyed during World War II. World War II, during a bombing raid on Stuttgart. The castle has housed both kings and royalty, but since 1968 (after reconstruction) it has been used by the Ministry of State. Located in the centre of Stuttgart, the castle is well worth a visit for its beautiful architecture and fascinating history.
The most popular attraction in Stuttgart is Wilhelma, one of the best zoos and botanical gardens in Europe. If you love going to the zoo, Wilhelma is a must. Compared to the whole world, this zoo has one of the largest populations of different animal species.
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