Home to Mercedes and Porsche, Stuttgart is famous for cars. But the state capital is also associated with innovative architecture from all time periods.
Stuttgart boasts pioneering architecture from a range of eras, from the Renaissance Altes Schloss to the Art Nouveau market hall and the postmodernist Neue Staatsgalerie. The cityscape thrives on such contrasts.
Visitors who are more interested in design on wheels can visit the city's two spectacular automotive museums - run by Porsche and Daimler-Benz respectively. They feature icons of German car history, including a matte silver Porsche 356/1 roadster and a Mercedes 300 SL Coupé with red leather seats and gull wing doors.
Architect Hannes Schwertfeger gives us his insider tips on Stuttgart with a tour of the Neue Staatsgalerie, Schloss Solitude and the restaurant Weinstube Fröhlich.