The Stuttgart Region is a very densely populated part of the country of Germany. In fact, the metropolitan area surrounding Stuttgart is known to be home to well over 5 million inhabitants. Stuttgart city itself is actually the sixth largest in Germany and this is located in the south-west of the country. By spending your holidays in the Stuttgart Region you will have access to a wealth of very interesting and historic attractions; you will also be an ideal part of Germany that is close to the borders with a number of other countries, as well as the beautiful region of Bavaria. The self catering accommodation in the Stuttgart Region is guaranteed to be of an exceptionally high standard; all properties come equipped with TVs, full kitchen facilities and are in a range of sizes to fit any travelling party.
There are plenty of venues within the Stuttgart Region where you will be able to indulge in a number of pastimes. For a start, there are numerous public swimming pools to enjoy; along with tennis courts, squash facilities, full gyms, ice-skating rings and pretty much everything else you would care to mention. If golf is your thing, you will find a number of excellent courses located outside of the city. Other activities include long walks through the scenic rolling countryside, as well as cycling, fishing and horse riding.
It is only fitting that you will want to visit some of the most popular attractions within this interesting city, on your holidays in the Stuttgart Region, before exploring further afield. These include Schlossplatz where you will find many of the city’s museums and major attractions are concentrated - including no less than two castles; Ludwigsburg Palace (dating from the early 18th century); Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens; and the 1950 tower known as The TV Tower (which was actually the first of its kind in the world). Then, once you are happy you’ve managed to see everything you had in mind in Stuttgart, it will be time to explore further afield. With this in mind, some of the suggestions include Munich, Mannheim, Nuremberg, Strasbourg (in France) and the enchanting principality of Luxembourg always makes for a great day out.
You can expect to experience a continental climate during your holidays in the Stuttgart Region, even though other sources may refer to it as being ‘oceanic’. The difference between summer and winter is far too marked to be oceanic. Winters can be very snowy in this region - sometimes snowfalls are known to last for days at a time; summers are relatively warm and the area can be hit by severe thunderstorms. Averages vary from just 3 degrees Celsius in January, to 24 degrees in July.
Stuttgart Airport (STR) offers a good number of frequent and affordable flights from the UK and these are through airlines such as Flybe, German Wings and British Airways. From UK airports such as Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN), London Heathrow (LHR) and London Stansted (STN).