The state capital of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart is located in one of Germany's largest wine-growing regions. The city is a charming smorgasbord of magnificent panoramas, lovely gardens and parks, impressive squares, and magnificent palaces and other buildings with a wide range of architectural styles. Add in the cultural diversity that's one of the hallmarks of the city, and the result is a vibrant destination that delights visitors from all over the world. Book a cheap flight from Australia to Stuttgart today with Direct Flights and get started on a fascinating German holiday.
Stuttgart lies within a lush, verdant valley between vineyards and woodlands. Although Stuttgart is known as the "Cradle of the Automobile" (and as the current home of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche), its large number of parks, vineyards and open spaces actually make it one of the "greenest" cities in Europe and a wonderfully pleasant surprise to visitors expecting to see an industrial centre.
An aura of relaxed prosperity and a discriminating sense of style resonate throughout Stuttgart, which features lively cultural, shopping and nightlife scenes. If you'd like to experience all that Stuttgart has to offer, Stuttgart travel packages, including flights to Stuttgart and accommodation in Stuttgart, can be booked online through Direct Flights using its easy, safe and secure booking system. There are dozens of sights that visitors can take in during their cheap holidays to Stuttgart, most of which can be booked through the destination activities section of the Direct Flights website.
Schlossplatz, the city's main square, is located in the city centre. It's a convenient place for visitors to begin exploring Stuttgart, being centrally located between the city's main shopping area, major museums and two central castles. The buildings in and around Schlossplatz provide visitors with a quick course in several different forms of architecture: the Renaissance style "Altes Schloss" (the Old Castle), the baroque style "Neues Schloss" (the New Castle), the classical style Königsbau, the Art Nouveau Kunstverein and ultra-modern buildings are all on display. Book a walking tour with Direct Flights when you book your discount holiday package to Stuttgart.
But Stuttgart isn't just magnificent buildings that delight the eye - it's a feast for your other senses, too. The city is renowned for its opera, ballet and theatrical offerings. And Schleyerhalle sports arena is the scene of rock and pop concerts with major international stars on European tour. Stuttgart's traditional festivals enjoy world-wide popularity and include the Stuttgart Spring Festival, the elegant Summer Festival featuring fairy lights and lanterns, the Stuttgart Wine Village with decorated wine arbours, and the Stuttgart Beer Festival, one of the world's largest. And during Advent, the Stuttgart Christmas Market offers wonderful shopping opportunities for visitors. Really any time of the year is a great holiday time in Stuttgart, so no matter when you want to plan a discount holiday package to Germany, Stuttgart promises not to disappoint.
A trip to Stuttgart wouldn't be complete unless it includes a visit to the sensational Mercedes-Benz World. Its automotive museum features about 160 vehicles, including prototypes, very early models and the latest production models. And for a change of pace, visit the Wilhelma - Europe's only large combined zoological and botanical garden, and home to thousands of animal and plant species. Originally a royal palace built in the Moorish style, this renowned zoo is also worth a visit for its architecture.
Other notable sights in and around Stuttgart include the Fernsehturm Stuttgart (Stuttgart's television tower), the world's first TV tower built from concrete and a well known Stuttgart landmark. It offers panoramic views of the city, the Swabian Jura and the Black Forest (both about an hour away from Stuttgart) from two tall observation decks, and on clear days, even the Swiss Alps are visible. Several castles stand near Stuttgart as reminders of the city's past, including Castle Solitude, built as a hunting lodge but actually a rococo palace; Ludwigsburg Palace, one of Germany's largest baroque palaces that features grand gardens; and Castle Rosenstein, constructed in the classical style for Kaiser Wilhelm I.
Stuttgart Airport, an international airport that is the only major airport in Germany with only one runway, is an important hub for German low cost air carriers, making cheap flights to Stuttgart plentiful. And because it is a hub, flights to Stuttgart, and from Stuttgart to other European cities such as Munich, Berlin, London, Paris and Milan, are easy to book online through Direct Flights. Whether you're booking discount travel to Stuttgart from Australia, the United Kingdom or South Africa, Direct Flights can get you there, quickly and easily.