Star of the southwest: Stuttgart and its people are open and very much alive.
To many, the picture of Stuttgart is already established: a staid city where every evening, the sidewalks would be rolled up, the Stuttgarters themselves were misers, and everyone speaks in a Swabian accent. No question: Stuttgart still has a pretty drab image. But the bestowers of this judgment are mainly those who have not yet had the southwestern capital on their itineraries, those who have not yet found out what has happened here in the last five to ten years. Stuttgart is still misunderstood. For economists and cultural experts, insiders and architecture lovers, by contrast, "Schduagerd" has long been on the list. Stuttgart is certainly not a city that opens and reveals visitors lightly. Its face, its charms, and its advantages -- those it shows only to visitors who make the search with curiosity and without reservation.