Stuttgart is a rich, lively, modern city. The older monuments were rebuilt, stone by stone, after the war, but the rest of the town has used the same material that is the colour of strawberry fudge, so all the architecture blends smoothly and pleasantly together. The shopping is good, as you would expect, particularly in the summer, when the central pedestrian area is alive with stalls and markets, or the magical Christmas market. On all sides, the city is closely surrounded by hills. Take a bus or tram (15, 40 and 42 are good, but almost every line is interesting), for fantastic views. No official observation points, but just get off anywhere you fancy.
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