This country has much to offer, from the famous forests and mountains in the south to the historically significant east, and the flat marshlands of the north and their fittingly nautical inhabitants all of which can be easily reached in your car hire.
City life? Berlin of course, modern, vibrant, young yet somehow, pleasingly, forever stuck in the twenties. Bitter rivals Hamburg and Munich, both rich, urban, more than a little middle class, and proud of it. Outside of the big three the name that stands out from the crowd is Stuttgart. Whilst considerably smaller at around half a million inhabitants, Stuttgart punches above its weight. Famous sons of the city are Ferdinand Porsche, Gottlieb Daimler, Friedrich von Schiller and Jurgen Klinsmann. The city itself is located in a valley (which is fantastic to explore in your car hire) that seems somehow protected from the less than summery weather which affects parts of the rest of Germany, and is an excellent place for grape cultivation, which would explain the amount of vineyards encircling the city.
The centre of the city spreads out from the Schlossplatz, or castle square and from it the shopping mile Königstrasse branches off. This area houses not only the castle but also the art museum (Kunstmuseum) containing a fine collection of offerings by local talent. More famous names can be found in the Staatsgalerie, which displays works by, among others, Rembrandt and Memling. Yet more culture can be sampled in the form of the Canstetter Volksfest, held for the first two weeks in October, it showcases everything schwabisch (the local region), from food and drink to music and dancing. Should you miss the festival, we would recommend the State Opera. Opera not your cup of tea? No problem check out the SI Erlebnis-Centrum, a complex of theatres, cinemas, restaurants and a four star hotel. At the time of writing one of the theatres was sowing the ABBA musical “Mamma Mia”.
Feeling the need to chill a little, how about a boat trip along the Neckar? The boats depart from Wilhelma in Stutgart-Bad Cannstatt, the Wilhelma itself is also worth a look and can be easily reached in your car hire. Wilhelma is a botanical garden boasting 9000 different fauna and over 1000 different flora, and is, considering the petting zoo, a good place to take the kids. The other main park is the Höhenpark Killesberg, which also has plenty for the kids including a model railway and a pool.
CarDelMar wishes you a pleasant stay with car hire in Stuttgart.