They have fallen on hard times in recent seasons, but Stuttgart is still one of the biggest clubs in Germany. The five-time German champions last won the Bundesliga title in 2007.
Founded in 1893, Stuttgart was a founding member of the Bundesliga. They are also the only club to win the UEFA Intertoto Cup three times and have won the German Cup three times. For updates on Stuttgart, look through DW's content collated below.
VfB Stuttgart are set to return to the Bundesliga after a one year absence. But for Hamburg, a two-year hiatus could easily become three. Both clubs have endured difficult seasons and their fates are a warning to others.
Stuttgart's new sporting director will take charge of the Swabians' rebuild this summer. Sven Mislintat's contract will be valid for the second division as well, a sensible decision given the team's latest performance.
Borussia Dortmund's lead at the top of the Bundesliga table increased to four points after their victory in Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich's draw with Freiburg. On Sunday, Gladbach eased past struggling Fortuna Düsseldorf.